Monthly Archives: September 2016

Girl Trumps Boy

Call it the big Whew!  After weeks of shrinking polls numbers for Hillary Clinton and small but steady gains in momentum for Donald Trump, voters were finally able to see them one on one. What they saw was a clear … Continue reading

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Debating the debate

Monday night’s Clinton/Trump debate won’t be Lincoln/Douglas. No Demosthenes or Cicero here. Even if the candidates were inclined to that level of discourse, the American public would probably not be prepared to give it the time or its undivided attention. … Continue reading

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Yes on 2, lifting the cap on charter schools

Question 2 on the November ballot is whether to increase the number of charter schools in Massachusetts.  My sense is Yes, lift the current cap on charter schools.  System-wide improvement is an important goal, and we need to sustain support … Continue reading

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Less than two months to go and getting scarier

To quote Charlie Brown, “Argghhh!!”  That’s my reaction to Hillary Clinton’s unforced error at last Friday night’s fundraiser featuring Barbra Streisand.  Acknowledging she was being “grossly generalistic,” she said “you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call … Continue reading

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Boston Police Union threatens Department’s reputation

By all accounts, the City of Boston should be proud of the relationship between its men and women in blue and the community.   Police Commissioner William Evans, a consummate professional, not only “gets it,” but he authentically cares about Boston residents … Continue reading

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Refusing to stand for the National Anthem

Some fans are burning jerseys to protest San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s decision  to sit and not  stand for the National Anthem to protest inequitable treatment of blacks in America.   He wants to call attention to racial injustice and police brutality. He … Continue reading

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