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Provincetown Taxes the Rich

In a bold political move reported far beyond its borders, the Provincetown Board of Selectmen recently voted to impose higher real estate taxes on homeowners who vacation in town versus citizens who live there year-round. Furious non-taxpayers whose primary residences are out of town have been cried foul, saying it’s unfair, immoral, insensitive and downright […]

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The Lowdown This Week – Domestic Violence and The Terror at Home

Domestic Violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors—physical, sexual, psychological, and economic—used by one intimate partner against another in order to maintain control. It happens in every community regardless of age, economic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality and the statistics are numbing: In the United States, an average of 20 people are […]

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On The Lowdown – Mixed Martial Arts, America’s Fastest Growing Sport Post-Nine-Eleven

Arguably the most controversial, and misunderstood, sport in America today is Mixed Martial Arts, and many sports fans who are dedicated followers of pro-football, boxing, horse-racing, and hockey often dismiss it as excessively violent. Even Sen. John McCain calls it “human cockfighting.” What is not arguable is that Mixed Martial Arts is becoming America’s fastest […]

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