Congress

Food and Drinks 

PEASANT HUNTING: YOU CAN TAKE YOUR STOMACH TO PASTORAL NEXT WEEK

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Executive chef Todd Winer says it’s primed (and hoped) to be something of a cross between the feel of a late 80s or early 90s Boston neighborhood joint, emboldened by the spirit the Fort Point renaissance has created as of late. Continue reading

News 

FOUR REASONS BOSTON PRIVACY ADVOCATES ARE GOING TO DC THIS WEEKEND

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Digital Fourth President Alex Marthews will be joining an expected 3000-plus people in DC to protest the NSA on Saturday. He told us why. Continue reading

LULZ 

ON THE VINE: THIS WEEK’S FUNNIEST VIDEO CLIPS

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It’s day 4 of the government shutdown, but Vine is too big to fail. Continue reading

News 

LEANING LEFT: THE GREAT GUN DEBATE

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Also, we all know how Mitch McConnell is going to vote. I mean, he voted against VAWA. Who votes against VAWA? That’s like giving a giant middle finger to all women in the United States. I’ll tell you: someone who will vote to protect the NRA. Continue reading

News 

IN THE TUBES: BOBBY RUSH IS A BAD@$$

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“Racial profiling has to stop, Mr. Speaker,” said Rush, removing his jacket to reveal a hoodie. “Just because someone wears a hoodie does not make them a hoodlum.” Continue reading

News 

THE INTERNET HAS SPOKEN

Less than a month ago, Congress could not have cared less that provisions in SOPA or PIPA might damage the Internet and cybersecurity, or allow corporations wide latitude to shut down sites. But now erstwhile supporters are swarming the exits.
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News 

SOPA AND PIPA — DOA?

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Intense attacks from the Internet have shelved SOPA, and PIPA seems to be headed the same way. But don’t go dancing on any graves just yet. Continue reading