Monthly Archives: December 2015

Year-end movies stir annual debate

It’s that time of year: movie time.  The industry wants its best products out before the New Year to compete in the Oscars. The only question for my husband, my sister and me is whether to go to the theatre or … Continue reading

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Dems debate: a well-kept secret

All three Democratic Presidential contenders were at the top of their games on Saturday night, but,  given the time slot the Democratic National Committee had agreed to, relatively few people saw them.  Early ratings indicate that only around eight  million viewers … Continue reading

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Stephanopoulos gets Trumped

Donald Trump  was more than ABC’s George Stephanopoulos could handle yesterday morning. He tried hard to counter Trump’s bluster, but in the end he failed miserably on one important question: Vladimir Putin and the killing of journalists in Russia. When Trump called Hillary … Continue reading

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Take-aways from GOP Presidential debate

Sometimes the answer to who wins a debate lies in what sticks with you two days after the event. In the case of Tuesday’s CNN GOP Presidential debate out of Las Vegas, there were several sparks that still glow.  After … Continue reading

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The Donald is crafty but dumb

Members of the media may finally be falling out of love with Donald Trump.  For months, they have been conduits for every outrageous hateful thing he has said, providing him millions of dollars worth of airtime for free because he has … Continue reading

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Cellphones and cars: a lethal mix?

Not long ago, I was exiting Route 128 for Route 30 on the Newton/Weston line. Cars merging into Route   128 are supposed to yield (note to Massachusetts drivers: that means give the other driver the right of way). My path was … Continue reading

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Training our sights on gun excess

It has been nearly a century since the New York Times published an editorial on its front page. It didn’t do so during the Great Depression, the Holocaust or the Vietnam War. Today, in the wake of the lethal San … Continue reading

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