Voices of the Candidates Rich Bastien (R) Worcester 2nd

On Monday I covered the Twin City Tea Party Candidates night. One of the candidates I covered was former state rep Rich Bastien who is running to regain the Worcester 2nd Seat he lost in 2012. Before his speech I spoke to him about the oddity of an election where you can directly compare the … Continue reading Voices of the Candidates Rich Bastien (R) Worcester 2nd

A makeover for . . . cream cheese?

by Fausta Rodriguez Wertz Yes, I blog on Latin America and its politics and culture, but I'm not one-dimensional. I love food, too. One of the great joys in life is a freshly-toasted bagel, spread with a big dollop of Philly cream cheese, and perhaps - if you're feeling fancy - some lox and a … Continue reading A makeover for . . . cream cheese?

Field Guide to CPAC 2014: Scottie Hughes of the Tea Party News Network

Before she talked to me at CPAC 2014 about the quality of Dutch Kitchen Cannolis Scottie Neil Hughes of the Tea Party News Network gave me an interview about covering CPAC. It's very easy to be impressed by the beauty of a Scottie Hughes but if you want to be really impressed go to TPNN.com … Continue reading Field Guide to CPAC 2014: Scottie Hughes of the Tea Party News Network

The Empty Seats on the Titanic

I've always known how to count Tip O'Neill Clive:  April 1912. This is a photo of the Daniels family of Southampton, and friend. This was taken the day before they were due to sail off for the New World on the Titanic, and for some unknown reason, they cancelled the trip and survived Doctor Who … Continue reading The Empty Seats on the Titanic