Monthly Archives: May 2014

Red Sox: last to first to worst

A ten-game losing streak.  The worst in decades. A string of injuries as long as your sore arm. Still, it’s too soon to panic.  At least, that’s what I keep telling myself. We’re still weeks away from my All Star … Continue reading

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Healey a worthy addition to Dems’ AG race

Former state rep and state senator Warren Tolman, whose bid for state attorney general has the backing of four former AG’s, has always said he was taking candidate Maura Healey seriously, and well he should. While Tolman, who previously ran for lieutenant … Continue reading

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Katherine Clark: too new to be cynical?

At least 16 Democrats will not seek reelection to the House of Representatives this fall. No surprise there, given that they are outnumbered 233 to 200 (with two vacant seats), and the Republican majority has no interest in power-sharing, collaboration … Continue reading

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Juliette Kayyem belongs in the gubernatorial field

At first blush, one wonders what former state and federal Homeland Security official Juliette Kayyem has done that would prepare her to be governor of Massachusetts, overseeing a more than $6o billion budget and God knows how many departments, agencies, … Continue reading

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Kerry said the “A” word; so have many Israelis

Secretary of State John Kerry prompted a diplomatic gasp and a Ted Cruz hissy fit  by warning of the dangers of apartheid if Israel and the Palestinians can’t achieve a workable two-state solution.  Kerry’s  private comment was uncharacteristically undiplomatic but not … Continue reading

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Military moves (slowly) on sexual assault

Reports of rape and sexual assault were up 50 percent last year, according to a Pentagon study released on Thursday.  What’s unclear is whether that reflects more reporting or more assaults.  And what of the record in bringing justice to … Continue reading

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