Author Responds to John Kerry: ‘You Cannot Retract Facts.’ After Kerry demanded that Houghton Mifflin scrap statements in Peter Schweizer’s book, Throw Them All Out — which all but stopped short of accusing the senator of insider trading — Schweizer emailed his own reply to the Herald: “No retraction. You cannot retract facts.” Hardball! [Herald]
Two-Hour Bus Commute from Maine to Boston Is Cheaper Than Housing at Emerson. Not that senior George Murray had the privilege of being offered a $1,700-per-month room on campus, anyway. “I had to decide, well, do I want to pay $800 a month for a tiny box in Chinatown or whatever it is to commute four hours a day and have 18-hour days?” Murray said. He opted for the latter and moved back in with his ‘rents in Portland, Maine, thus taking on the 100+ mile commute twice a week. It’s truly the modern-day version of walking to school — uphill both ways — with warm potatoes in your gloves. [The Berkeley Beacon]
Democratic National Committee Files Request for Info That Probably Isn’t There. One day after the news broke that Mitt Romney’s staff went Office Space (less aggressively) on its hard-drives and server, the DNC wants a copy of the emails from his administration. In response, Romney’s campaign requested emails between Deval Patrick and members of Barack Obama’s staff. Business as usual, no? [CNN]
Feel-Good Story of the Day: Boston Coast Guard Unit Returns from Guantanamo Bay. … and just in time for Thanksgiving. The unit, which helped to secure the port and the waterways around the now-infamous base, returned home from the six-month deployment on Tuesday night to their elated families and friends. [Maritime Executive]
Brookline Really Hates Its Fancy New Parking Meters. Following the installation of more than $1 million worth of electronic meters that accept bills and credit cards, residents have turned against the machines, calling them too complicated, inconvenient, and — based on personal experience — impossible to read in the sun. “People hate these meters,” said Jonathan Karon, a Town Meeting member. “Just because we spent lots of money on them doesn’t mean we have to keep them.” [Boston.com]
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