Monthly Archives: June 2016

SCOTUS abortion decision absolutely right

It’s hard not to be elated by the Supreme Court’s five-to-three ruling today on the Texas abortion law H.B.2.  Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said it all in her one paragraph concurring opinion. The law dictated that an abortion clinic needed … Continue reading

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UK vote sends chills down US spines

Fasten your seatbelts. The ride’s going to get even bumpier.  A word that few on this side of the pond had heard six months ago may portend greater troubles in the United States. Brexit, shorthand for the United Kingdom’s vote … Continue reading

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Mickey Edwards: a thoughtful conservative faults Ryan on Trump

No one has better conservative creds than former eight-term Congressman Mickey Edwards, who represented Oklahoma in the House from 1977-1993.  A member of the Republican leadership, he chaired the Republican Policy Committee, and was a founding member of the Heritage Foundation and … Continue reading

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Homophobia, ISIS, insanity and weaponry

It’s hard to get one’s mind around the horror of the worst mass shooting in the nation’s history. There seems to have been a perfect storm, with multiple factors coming together to carry out this unspeakable tragedy. How many more before … Continue reading

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Charlie Baker: Massachusetts infrastructure champion?

Tom Menino, the self-styled urban mechanic, held the office of Boston Mayor an historic 21 years by making the city work for people, at least for most people. Charlie Baker, whose favorability ratings as governor of Massachusetts reach easily into the … Continue reading

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Hillary: a moving milestone

It took more than two centuries for the United States to have its first woman representing a major party as its presumptive presidential nominee. Last night, when it happened, when history was made, it was deeply affecting. To Hillary Clinton’s many … Continue reading

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Barbara Anderson memorialized

Supporters and opponents of the late anti-tax advocate Barbara Anderson gathered Sunday in Randolph to remember her good natured individualism, civic activism, political savvy, professionalism and not insignificant success in lowering the tax burden for the people of Massachusetts.  She and … Continue reading

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