If reports in the Globe and other media outlets are correct, the House of Representatives will release its version of the marijuana legalization bill tomorrow. And just a day later, the full House is expected to vote on this bill. The public deserves a chance to see what the House is doing here and to comment on these proposed changes.
Remember earlier this Red Sox season when the Baltimore Orioles Manny Machado injured Dustin Pedroia and the Sox retaliated by having a pitcher throw a beanball at Machado's head? The new pseudo-organization Boston Education Action Network (BEAN), funded by anti-union Strategic Grant Partners, is aiming a BEANball at the Boston Teachers Union.
The Philanthrocapitalists who spent over $17 million in dark money to buy education policy in Massachusetts in 2016 remain hidden. That can, and should, change.
Early voting puts the emphasis where I think it should be…on the voter’s preferences. Increasing the flexibility of voters increases the chances of and opportunities for voters to focus on THEIR interests and principles and what they want the government to do, not on the reality TV style competition being choreographed by the campaigns. Over time, voters will adjust to the reality of early voting and those not captive to media framing and candidate-centric propagandizing will find in early voting an opportunity to engage in this most crucial duty of citizenship on their own terms and on their own time.