Monthly Archives: October 2015

Can public schools be saved?

It takes a strong woman, a person of standing, experience, intellect and courage to change her mind in the public arena.  No, I’m not talking about Hillary Clinton.  I’m talking about another Wellesley College graduate, Diane Silvers Ravitch.  A former … Continue reading

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It’s Hillary: get over it

With Joe Biden announcing it was too late for him to get into the Presidential campaign, her effective performances at last week’s debate  and  yesterday’s Benghazi hearing,  former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seems the inevitable nominee of the Democratic … Continue reading

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She’s ba-ack

Hillary Clinton is back, in large part because debate preparation matters. And she does it well.   The woman who has been dogged by questions about her failure to use separate servers for official and personal purposes and then waiting … Continue reading

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Popular mayor not immune to criticism

The Boston Globe took Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to the woodshed this week. In a 3/4 page editorial (a sign of energy unusual for the paper’s diminished  editorial page), the paper screamed “Enough.”  It proceeded to lambaste the mayor for continuing his … Continue reading

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Gun safety: Doing nothing is not an answer

President Obama was lamenter-in-chief in the wake of yet another mass gun murder, last week at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. But his basic message was that he had gone as far as he could without the backing of Congress.  The only … Continue reading

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Falchuk tries non-Trump solution to disenchantment with parties

No news here: People are increasingly fed up with Washington, with the political parties and with politicians.  Three quarters of the American people disapprove of Congress, and the favorability rating of that august body ranges from 14 percent to 17 percent … Continue reading

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