Author Archives: aronsbarron

New solutions for NFL Neanderthals

I’m with Karl Rove, at least on this: Condoleezza Rice should replace Roger Goodell as head of the National Football League.  Goodell has been a toady for the owners, who get fat profits from leaving the game just where it … Continue reading

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In Scotland, what’s really under those kilts?

The domino theory, used by the United States to justify military intervention in Vietnam, has always been fallible. In Southeast Asia, neighboring Cambodia is a constitutional monarchy. Thailand is a parliamentary (if unstable) democracy.  The Indonesian archipelago is a republic.   But this week’s … Continue reading

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Observations on state primary 2014

The Y chromosome was in short supply among top winners in yesterday’s primary.  The result is that party candidates for governor, lieutenant governor, state treasurer, attorney general and, in my home county, district attorney and governor’s council, are all women.  (So, too, … Continue reading

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Grossman at the top – in all but polls

  The Democratic gubernatorial debates ended last night. Three decent, intelligent individuals with strong commitment to Massachusetts and public service.  Notwithstanding Attorney General Martha Coakley’s double-digit advantage in the polls, it is Treasurer Steve Grossman who has emerged as the most … Continue reading

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Market Basket deal: time to celebrate

It’s hard not to be happy that the Market Basket board approved Arthur T. Demoulas’ buyout of the supermarket company.  Not that I shop there; there isn’t one near me. But my sister does, and praises its bargains. What makes … Continue reading

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Clock ticking on state gov. candidates

Democratic gubernatorial candidate state treasurer Steve Grossman has  narrowed the gap between Attorney General Martha Coakley and him, but it’s unclear if he can make up a remaining 12-point deficit in the last two weeks before the state primary. Right now, however, … Continue reading

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Market Basket a real-life “Tyrant” drama

The dueling Demoulas brothers remind me of nothing so much as the hot new Fox dramatic series called Tyrant. Bassam “Barry” Al-Fayeed, the son of a corrupt and murderous Middle Eastern dictator/president (pick your model), has fled to the United States … Continue reading

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