Your September 7 “Deval Of The Day”

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My friend/fellow blogger/radio host D. R. Tucker has compiled a fascinating list of events from the Deval Patrick files, looking back at each calendar day and noting statements, actions and policies of our soon-to-be-former governor.

Tucker, who hosts the Deval Patrick Watch website, knows this stuff better than anyone.  And each incident is a spin-free factual reminder of the Natural Truths about who Deval Patrick really is—which is precisely what the governor is running away from.

So when there’s a particularly interesting or significant DOTD, I’ll be posting them here and linking our our FB page, too.

Like today:

On September 7 [1994], Deval Patrick, the assistant attorney general for civil rights, filed a brief in a New Jersey case arguing that it is legal to fire a white teacher over a black teacher purely because of her race.

That’s right: this is the anniversary of the infamous Piscataway, N.J., school board case, in which Patrick filed suit on behalf of the school board’s decision to fire a white teacher…for being [white].  No other reason.  The case was so extreme that Jesse Jackson(!) opposed Patrick’s move, and he raised money to settle the case on behalf of the white victim of Patrick-supported racism.

Michael Graham
Radio talk show host, columnist for the Boston Herald, stand-up comic and former GOP political consultant. Learn more about Michael here.

Natural Truth of the Day

For several months now, whenever the topic of enrollment in the Affordable Care Act came up, I've been saying that it was too soon to tell its ultimate effects. We don't know how many people have paid for their new insurance policies, or how many of those who bought policies were previously uninsured. For that, I said, we will have to wait for Census Bureau data, which offer the best assessment of the insurance status of the whole population... I stand corrected: These data won't be available at all. Ever.-- Megan McArdle, Bloomberg View.