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What war?

TweetOriginally posted on Tumblr. The Boston Herald recently claimed in several articles that the city has taken the side of cyclists in a CAR-BIKE WAR, citing a discrepancy between the number of citations issued to motorists compared to warnings* issued to cyclists. … Continue reading

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"WASHINGTON — The FBI is giving significant new powers to its roughly 14,000 agents, allowing them…"

Tweet“WASHINGTON — The FBI is giving significant new powers to its roughly 14,000 agents, allowing them more leeway to search databases, go through household trash, or use surveillance teams to scrutinize the lives of people who have attracted their attention.” … Continue reading

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"WASHINGTON — The FBI is giving significant new powers to its roughly 14,000 agents, allowing them…"

Tweet“WASHINGTON — The FBI is giving significant new powers to its roughly 14,000 agents, allowing them more leeway to search databases, go through household trash, or use surveillance teams to scrutinize the lives of people who have attracted their attention.” … Continue reading

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"For example, on May 24, 2011, a Virginia Circuit Court refused to reverse the expulsion of a…"

Tweet“For example, on May 24, 2011, a Virginia Circuit Court refused to reverse the expulsion of a 14-year-old honor student charged under a school zero tolerance policy with “violent criminal conduct” and possession of a weapon for shooting plastic “spitballs” … Continue reading

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"For example, on May 24, 2011, a Virginia Circuit Court refused to reverse the expulsion of a…"

Tweet“For example, on May 24, 2011, a Virginia Circuit Court refused to reverse the expulsion of a 14-year-old honor student charged under a school zero tolerance policy with “violent criminal conduct” and possession of a weapon for shooting plastic “spitballs” … Continue reading

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"So the presidential calendar becomes another cause of what Edward Glaeser, a conservative-leaning…"

Tweet“So the presidential calendar becomes another cause of what Edward Glaeser, a conservative-leaning Harvard economist, calls our “anti-urban policy bias.” Suburbs and rural areas receive vastly more per-person federal largess than cities. One big reason, of course, is the structure … Continue reading

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"For a time, it seemed that the Internet was going to redemocratize society. Bloggers and citizen…"

Tweet“For a time, it seemed that the Internet was going to redemocratize society. Bloggers and citizen journalists would single-handedly rebuild the public media. Politicians would only be able to run with a broad base of support from small, everyday donors. … Continue reading

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FABULOUS PRIZES in exchange for PHOTOGRAPHS

TweetThe good folk over at the Boston Cyclists Union are having a photo contest for bike month.  Send ‘em a picture of something bikey and Bostony and you may be rewarded with gift cards, t-shirts, or even free bike tours.  … Continue reading

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FABULOUS PRIZES in exchange for PHOTOGRAPHS

TweetThe good folk over at the Boston Cyclists Union are having a photo contest for bike month.  Send ‘em a picture of something bikey and Bostony and you may be rewarded with gift cards, t-shirts, or even free bike tours.  … Continue reading

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Sady Doyle: "The measure, H.R. 3, passed on a 251-to-175 party line vote, with 16 Democrats joining all Republicans present to vote…

TweetSady Doyle: “The measure, H.R. 3, passed on a 251-to-175 party line vote, with 16 Democrats joining all Republicans present to vote…: sadydoyle: I repeat: “The measure, H.R. 3, passed on a 251-to-175 party line vote, with 16 Democrats joining … Continue reading

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