Author Archives: aronsbarron

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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Tom Brady’s punishment – Oh, nooooo

I long ago gave up my belief in the Easter bunny. (The rabbits who regularly destroy my garden took care of that.) Santa Claus is a relic of a decades-past childhood. But now, harsh reality demands that I can no … Continue reading

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Remembering my mother: a reprise

Three years ago, I wrote about my mother, Mim Myers, who died in 2006 at the age of 93.  She’s now been gone nine years, and the aching loss is felt no less today.  In fact, the meaning of things ephemeral … Continue reading

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Combatting ISIS: Seth Moulton on strategy and tactics

Just 119 days into his first term in Congress,  Salem’s Seth Moulton, who upset longtime incumbent John Tierney in the Democratic primary last fall, brought his distinct perspective to The New England Council for the first time.  He won, he … Continue reading

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Civic leadership through robust public dialogue and love of language

At the risk of sounding immodest, I want to share with readers how deeply moved I am to be receiving an honorary doctor of letters from Regis College, a dynamic and growing university in Weston, MA.  Last night I was … Continue reading

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Time to rewind the state film tax credit

New catering services. Sound engineering. Construction of sets. New sound stages. Trailers for sets. Porta-potties. All side businesses that claim to have prospered in Massachusetts ever since the state implemented a 25 percent tax credit on production costs and salaries … Continue reading

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