Monthly Archives: October 2016

Slouching to November 8th

I voted early yesterday. Ten minutes before the City Hall polling place was to open a line was forming. Quickly 50 or 60 people joined the line. The stream was constant. To the extent that there was conversation, it was … Continue reading

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Moulton takes North-South Rail Link to New Level

Decades ago, a rumpled state rep from Brookline would go from event to event, largely Democratic political gatherings and journalist venues, and tout the concept of a North-South Rail Link, connecting North and South Stations and hence the entire northeast corridor … Continue reading

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Why more kids should have access to charter schools

The Neighborhood House Charter School in the Dorchester section of Boston is a prime example of why more children should have access to charter school education.  That’s the goal of Question 2 on the November ballot, allowing the state Board … Continue reading

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Finally, movement on Sal DiMasi

It’s about time. Federal prosecutors have finally asked for the early release of former Mass. House Speaker Sal DiMasi from a federal prison in Butler, North Carolina. DiMasi was convicted on seven out of nine corruption charges and sentenced to federal prison for eight … Continue reading

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Trump, Clinton “revelations” show nothing new

Last night’s video of Donald Trump, showing lewd behavior, coarse language, gutter-level attitude toward women and boasts of Bill Cosby-like predatory actions, shows nothing new about this extreme misogynist. Perhaps the video shocks because it so starkly portrays his fundamental character writ large. … Continue reading

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Pence wins on looks; Kaine, on facts

The Vice Presidential debate never matters much in the selection of our Chief Executive. Given what’s at stake in choosing between the Democrat and Republican Presidential nominees, it perhaps matters  even less this year.  But at least for a few days, … Continue reading

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