Monthly Archives: May 2017

One Thing Donald Trump Is Good For

No, no, don’t click off. President Donald Trump is good for one thing. He is challenging me to expand my vocabulary. How many new ways can I find each day to say ignorant, childish, incurious, narcissistic, malignant, erratic, dangerous, insensitive, … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton at Wellesley College: the beautiful bubble

Hillary Clinton’s return on Friday to her alma mater (and mine), Wellesley College, was triumphant. Her speech was powerful. She was warm and down to earth, funny and inspirational. Except for a dozen or so (“lock her up”) trolls on … Continue reading

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Setti Warren for Governor?

The sun shone brightly on Saturday’s Beaumont Avenue block party in Newton, complete with kids, dogs, tee shirts and balloons.  Setti Warren, the Garden City’s two-term mayor, was announcing for governor  in front of the house in which he grew … Continue reading

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Impeachment, the 25th Amendment or neither?

It’s too early to talk seriously about Presidential impeachment. Increasing reports about apparent obstruction of  justice or enrichment of  Donald Trump’s own and  family businesses in violation of the emoluments clause are still at the fact-gathering stage, especially now that former FBI Director Robert Mueller … Continue reading

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Mueller good choice for a crucial role

Finally, some good news out of Washington.  The Department of Justice has appointed former FBI Director Bob Mueller to be Independent Counsel to investigate all issues related to Russian intervention in the American election. Mueller has the latitude and resources … Continue reading

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Saturday night massacre 2.0

If you tuned in late, you might think you were watching The Apprentice, just another episode of Donald Trump’s “You’re fired.” Or you might think a time machine had catapulted us back to the infamous “Saturday night massacre,” when embattled President Richard … Continue reading

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Fenway: the past is now?

Fans’ racial slurs at Fenway Park this week led to national news stories about Boston as a racist city.  People are all too quick to believe that and damn the city, as did Saturday Night Live’s Michael Che several weeks ago. The same … Continue reading

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