While American taxpayers spend billions on efforts to stamp out opium crops in Afghanistan, coca plants in Colombia, and all manner of illegal drugs here at home, police in Keene, New Hampshire, this week have been quietly observing groups of marijuana rights advocates lighting up their illegal joints in the downtown Central Square without making any arrests.
A Massachusetts judge on Friday dismissed a Republican Party appeal for an injunction to delay the swearing in of Paul G. Kirk, Jr. as the state's interim U.S. Senator. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Thomas Connally's ruling cleared the way for Kirk to be sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden later in the day.
As Americans continue to purchase record-setting stockpiles of ammunition, manufacturers are being forced to work literally around the clock to keep up with demand, but even this isn’t enough to avoid shortages, the Associated Press reported on September 23.
From somewhere beyond the grave, the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy still maintains a tight grip on Massachusetts politics. The state's Legislature has granted the Senator's dying wish, acting on the request he made in his final days to change state law to authorize the Governor to name an interim U.S. Senator when a vacancy occurs.