Monthly Archives: June 2013

Court ruling hints at evolutionary process

Not much has changed with the Supreme Court ruling that the challenge to Texas’ affirmative action policy should go back to the lower court for “strict scrutiny” to be applied.  Strict scrutiny means that universities will have to show that … Continue reading

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Final Debate – six days left to election

Last night’s Senate debate between Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez was a schoolyard scramble to see who could make the “old and stale” label stick. Gomez says it’s Markey who’s old and stale because he’s been in Congress for 37 years.  Markey … Continue reading

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Barney hasn’t lost his touch

There was a time when former Congressman Barney Frank said you couldn’t pay him enough for sitting on a panel with Karl Rove.  As it turns out, he mused, “you can.”  Frank is doing well on the speaking circuit but … Continue reading

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Huntington Theatre ends season on a high note

The last time I reviewed a Huntington Theatre production,    it was M for miserable.  The current play is T for terrific.  Run, do not walk, to see Rapture, Blister, Burn, the Huntington Theatre production at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center … Continue reading

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Gomez v. Markey a study in contrasts

It’s easy to think of ourselves as thoughtful deliberative voters with no single litmus issue for judging a candidate, but that theoretical criterion came up short last night in the final moments of the Senate debate between Gabriel Gomez and Ed … Continue reading

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Kirby Perkins A+ scholarships distinguish WCVB-TV5

Shootings, muggings, fires, crashes, sports and weather–  all the stuff of local television.  Then there are the Kirby Perkins A+ scholarship segments. Kirby was a Channel 5 reporter who especially  loved politics and sports. The station’s “High Five” series had for … Continue reading

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