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September 27, 2013

Benton: A big win for Cahill


“I’ve got nothing against you personally,” I responded. “I just think you’re terrible city councilors.”

With that, Newbegin thanked them for coming and indicated the meeting was over.

(Spiliotis’ penchant for pandering to voters eventually propelled her to the Statehouse, where she served for many years before her premature death late in 2012; while Moutsoulas is in the midst of the latest in a series of attempted political comebacks.)


Worried about Congress not raising the debt ceiling? You should be.

Writing in The New York Times Magazine recently, NPR’s Adam Davidson notes, “If the American government can’t stand behind the dollar ... then the global financial system will very likely enter a new era in which there is much less trade and much less economic growth. It would be ... the largest self-imposed financial disaster in history.”


Here in the Grand Canyon State, the Board of Education is poised to change the name of the national Common Core student performance assessment to the “Arizona College and Career-Ready Standards.”

Nothing about the test or teaching methods will change, mind you. It’s just that when conservative legislators and others hear the words “Common Core,” they think of President Obama and start frothing at the mouth.


Datebook: Peabody Ward 4 Councilor Bob Driscoll will hold a Doo Wop Party fundraiser Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at his home, 66 Franklin St. ... Peabody Councilor-at-large Anne Manning-Martin will kick off her re-election campaign with an event on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Santarpio’s Pizza on Route 1. ... The Beverly Democratic City Committee will hold its annual awards ceremony on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Wild Horse Café.




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