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The Endorsement of Jon Tester

But he is not a progressive? He is far from a shoe-in in November? I anticipate both of those critiques from my readers as I write this. Here are the bottom lines: Jon is a good man (don’t discount that factor!), a reliable Democratic vote in the Senate and in the current political situation the Democrats are lucky to have a Senator from deep red Montana. In other words, although it is far from assured, Tester can defend that seat in ’24 and I don’t see another Democrat that can.

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The Enshrinement Of Barney Frank

I would be less than totally honest if I said I was not disappointed when Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick passed up Barney Frank as his appointee to temporarily fill the United States Senate seat vacated by John Kerry. This is not meant as a criticism of his choice, but rather a compliment to Frank. Alexander Graham Bell famously said, “When one door closes another door opens.” Such is the situation I find myself in with Representative Frank. For some time, (and with reader suggestion), I have thought of adding a Progressive Hall of Fame to the site. Today Barney Frank is the first to be enshrined.   Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Barney Frank