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We are a group of Acton, Massachusetts citizens who have been involved in local town politics, attending Town Meetings, and participating in various boards or committees, and who are committed to the open and free exchange of ideas.

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Blog post by AllenN
Note: I am one of the 13 Acton taxpayer plaintiffs suing to stop the Town of Acton from funding religious organizations under the Community Preservation Act (CPA), so am extremely biased on this topic. These views are mine alone and do not represent...
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Blog post by AllenN
The news today is that candidate Hillary Clinton has adopted the Bernie Sanders proposal to tax large estates at a 65% tax rate upon death, up from the current 40% tax. These "tax the rich" proposals are unfair and should not be part of our campaign...
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Blog post by AllenN
If you didn't know it, there is a Special Town Meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 5, 7 pm, at the ABRHS's upper gym (enter near the parking lot up the hill from the auditorium, where the meeting usually takes place.) I went to the Town's...
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Blog post by AllenN
By Allen Nitschelm Note: I am one of the 13 Acton taxpayer plaintiffs suing to stop the Town of Acton from funding religious organizations under the Community Preservation Act (CPA), so am extremely biased on this topic! Below are my impressions...
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Blog post by AllenN
I read in today's Wall Street Journal (9/6/16) that the European Union's Central Bank is considering buying stocks instead of bonds, because they are running out of bonds to buy in their stimulus program. The article, which sounded very supportive...
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Blog post by AllenN
Senator Bernie Sanders made a fairly big splash this year, partly due to the energy of young, idealistic Democrat voters, and partly due to the toxic nature and many scandals of the leading candidate for the Democrat nomination who is now the...
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Blog post by AllenN
There is an old tale of a farmer who finds a half-frozen snake in the field and takes pity on the poor, nearly dead creature. To warm it up, he puts it inside his shirt. When the snake revives it bites the farmer on the chest. The farmer is now...
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Blog post by AllenN
Journalism has taken several big hits over the last ten or so years, but none bigger than the seismic shift from being impartial observers to being filters that try to shape the outcomes rather than report on them. This might make sense to...
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Blog post by AllenN
Today's Wall Street Journal has an article on Hillary Clinton's shift from trying to reduce public college costs to free public college education (or debt-free public college education) for all students except those from rich families. This shift in...
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The Boston Globe updated its online story about the Mass. State Lottery which detailed how the Lottery misled gamblers by overstating the odds of winning with a quote from Allen Nitschelm, Acton Forum publisher, and printed a correction in their...
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