Monthly Archives: September 2015

Globe short-changes National Hall of Fame honoree

Today’s Boston Globe  reports on the naming of former Olympic Gold Medal winner Tenley Albright to the National Women’s Hall of Fame.  Albright’s is a wonderful story of accomplishment, from polio victim to champion ice skater to Harvard Medical School-trained surgeon to … Continue reading

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Last night’s winners and losers

Would Donald Trump tone down his junior high school playground bombast? Or, for that matter, would he say anything substantive in response to a policy question? Would Jeb Bush show some “cojones” in confronting Trump?  Would Carly Fiorina get in Trump’s … Continue reading

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Hillary v. Biden: getting real

When late CBS newsman Daniel Schorr was asked about his move from radio to television, he reportedly observed, “If you can fake sincerity, you’ve got it made.”  It’s in that spirit, and mindful of her declining poll numbers, that Hillary … Continue reading

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Iran nuclear deal better than doing nothing

Figuring out how I feel about the Iran deal has been a struggle. But, as I have read more about it and talked with informed people over the summer, I come to the conclusion that, while the deal is far from … Continue reading

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Richard Berman for President?

Federal Judge Richard Berman nullified Tom  Brady’s four-game suspension Thursday, and suddenly all was right with the world.  Signs at the final preseason game declared with relief “Tom Brady is Free” and “Richard Berman for President.”  Why not? Even if there … Continue reading

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Getting to yes on the Green Line extension

It would be very tempting  to leap to support the Green Line extension through Somerville to Medford.  After all, anything that modernizes our nation’s oldest mass transit system is a good thing, and this particular plan was promised years ago … Continue reading

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