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Harnessing private interest

I zipped in and out of the Sandwich transfer station this weekend with more recycling than rubbish.   Ten  years ago, I would have waited in a line of cars stretching onto Rt. 130 waiting to unload more rubbish than recycling.  There’s a lesson here that can inform the debate over landfills and the cost of trash disposal, noted in an end of the year Globe article by Beth Daley.

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Other races we’re looking at tomorrow

With polls opening in one days time, we’ve some thoughts on the state of the race and some other races that have gotten a bit less attention.

Professor Cunningham:  As we await the traditional opening of the polls for Election Day tomorrow, some closing thoughts on campaigns we’ve discussed and some of the politics we’ve not examined as closely.

We’ve certainly talked about the Scott Brown-Elizabeth Warren race. Few US senate races are highly competitive in Massachusetts and not many have attracted the quality of candidates that this one has. I don’t put enormous stock in every TV advertisement that runs but I think the last ads by Senator Brown and Elizabeth Warren capture some of the essence of the choice each represents.

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Candidates Continuously Court Cape Cod

Massachusetts politics descended upon Sandwich this weekend.  Again. We are used to it because we have the benefit of having competitive two party politics.  It is a battleground for both parties.  Since 2002 a Republican has held our state representative’s seat.  We have a Democratic state Senator (who also happens to be the Senate President) and between this cycle and the previous cycle, we’ve been front and center as a model for what two party politics might look like in the state.

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