Monthly Archives: June 2020

Another escape into books

When I found myself agreeing with President Trump that the media were making too much of his super-cautious walking down a ramp at West Point, I knew I needed a break from media coverage. Yes, he might well have been … Continue reading

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Kennedy’s real reason for the Senate race?

What’s the real reason Congressman Joe Kennedy is challenging Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey this year?¬† It may well be that he fears if he waited for an open race for the Senate, after Markey or Senator Elizabeth Warren, he might … Continue reading

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“Defunding” versus “reprioritizing” the police: language matters

The peaceful protests continue amidst emerging proposals for policy change, but will¬† they amount to anything? Longtime Boston leader and community activist Hubie Jones, in his unpublished book Black in Boston: A Lover’s Quarrel, came to understand the dynamics of … Continue reading

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Nation at a crossroads, not a replay of ’68

The lump in my throat won’t go away. It’s not the onset of the coronavirus. It is the result of another terrible disease afflicting this nation, the lethal virus of racism and racial injustice. I close my eyes and see … Continue reading

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