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Blog post by AllenN
In the Star Trek universe, members of Star Fleet do not get paid; at least, there is no reference to it that I can recall. Everybody seems to work for free and the reward is being able to be a member of the space-faring club and wear the snazzy...
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Blog post by AllenN
There was a very strange article last week in the WSJ, written by the editor, Gerard Baker. In it, he argued that Donald Trump told a lot of falsehoods, but they weren't technically lies because a liar needs to know they are lying when they utter...
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Blog post by AllenN
President Obama will be leaving office in four weeks. But before he goes, he'd like to remind the world why America's leadership role has been in severe decline, and he found an elegant way to do so by throwing Israel under the U.N. bus. The...
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Almost two years ago, Acton Forum learned that a top School administrator, Elizabeth Huber-O’Connell, was being paid her full salary although she no longer worked for the Acton-Boxborough Regional School District (the "School"). After the School...
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Blog post by AllenN
I am a huge supporter of the First Amendment, but I understand why some people are very upset about protesters who burn the flag. Today's article will explain why we can't make it illegal to burn the flag. Clearly, our country believes in, and has a...
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The media has been obsessed with the hacked emails of the Hillary Clinton campaign, and for good reason. What they revealed has been literally disgusting. It includes lots of private disparagement of wide swaths of Americans (to go along with the...
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Blog post by AllenN
The Acton-Boxborough Regional School District is starting the process of upgrading the aging elementary schools in Acton, with a projected cost of around $250 million-$400 million. The plan is still very fluid, but the preliminary approaches from...
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I've been on Cloud Nine for the past three weeks, and I really don't know why. OK, I'm lying. We all know why, but I won't rub it in. I happen to be in NYC today for a long weekend, and we walked by Trump Tower. Didn't see the man, but did see maybe...
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Blog post by AllenN
Wednesday morning's presidential shocker must have been like an earthquake in Acton, which showed how out of step it was with the rest of the country, supporting Hillary Clinton with 70% of the votes cast for president, to Donald Trump's 20%. A 70%...
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Blog post by AllenN
The presidential race is now too close to call, but in a few days, we will have a new president-elect. No matter who wins, I am pretty certain that President Obama will be issuing blanket pardons to the Clintons and their minions for all their...
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