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Jury Duty

Ordinarily I arrange my day to suit myself. Being summonsed for jury duty means arranging it to suit someone else. Lately I’ve been writing first, then going for a walk with Travvy, then turning on the computer, answering email, and … Continue reading

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Quorum

Consider this a postscript to “Marijuana Special”. I was going to include it in my account of West Tisbury’s special town meeting, but the marijuana articles got the munchies and ate up all the space. Article 11 generated some thoughtful … Continue reading

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Should We Be Required to Vote?

Most U.S. presidential elections, the turnout hovers somewhere around 50 percent of all eligible voters. This year was no exception. After most U.S. elections, some USians notice that in Australia voting is compulsory. The turnout in Australia’s 2010 elections was … Continue reading

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Nonpartisan

I just signed up to contribute $25 a month to Elizabeth Warren’s campaign for the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts. I rarely contribute to election campaigns, never mind get physically involved in them. For probably a third of my adult life … Continue reading

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