Author Archives: aronsbarron

Amazing week – how sweet it was

 The July Fourth holiday heightens an appreciation of the remarkable events of last week, events that validate our forebears’ notion “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these … Continue reading

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Is the nation’s “best” casino policy good enough?

Massachusetts is officially a casino state. Yesterday at two p.m. a slots parlor opened to the public in Plainville.  Penn National reportedly spent $250 million to build and start up the facility, the first to bring Las Vegas to the Bay … Continue reading

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S.C. mass murder prompts forgiveness?

Thirty-six hours after Dylann Storm Roof slaughtered their loved ones in a Charleston, S.C  AME Church, family members of the victims grieved their loss but urged the mass murderer be treated with grace, dignity and forgiveness.  Like Nadine Collier, who lost … Continue reading

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My love/hate relationship with Hillary

Take a yellow legal pad. Draw a line down the middle. Put Hillary Clinton’s pluses on one side and minuses on the other. The symmetry is disturbing. Let’s start with the good stuff. I confess to a sense of pride … Continue reading

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Secrecy tips the case of the Trans-Pacific Partnership

President Obama’s proposed trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), has me in a quandary.  I’ve long held that free trade benefits everyone in the long run.  It’s what happens in the short run that can be daunting.  Reduce or eliminate barriers … Continue reading

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Globe struggles to balance Olympics coverage

Yesterday the Boston Business Journal revealed some of Boston 2024’s duplicity in misrepresenting to the public what it had included in its bid for bringing the Olympics to the Hub.  Information the BBJ obtained through a Freedom of Information Act … Continue reading

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George Stephanopoulos should know better

Many bemoan the revolving door in government/media circles.  For a while you’re a politician; then you get a job as a lobbyist, retaining your politicians’ access; then you’re a candidate again.  One day you’re a journalist; the next you’re a communications … Continue reading

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