Charlie Baker – big mistake with Collins endorsement?

No, Charlie, we do not need more Senators like Maine's Susan Collins.  We don't even need Susan Collins.  What we do need is to flip the Senate and deal responsibly with Covid-19 impacts, revitalize environmental standards to halt climate change, launch an infrastructure jobs bill, reform voting laws, redress economic inequities, protect the Affordable Care …

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News of RBG death hits hard

News of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death Friday hit hard, but it did not come as a surprise.  She had been diagnosed with cancer five times since 1999 and fought back fiercely. When she succumbed, at the age of 87, she left hundreds of millions of people indebted to her for her lifelong battle for …

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Not too late for end-of-summer reading, pt. 2 fiction

Neighborhood barbecues, beach gatherings, blockbuster movies, Fenway Park. Well, that didn't happen. But the few remaining lazy, hazy, crazy days could still pluck summer from COVID and politics with the pleasures of well crafted novels.  There's still time to pick up one of the following before the leaves turn color. FICTION News of the World …

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Not too late for end-of-summer reading, pt. 1 non-fiction

When you're done reading James H. Barron's new sweeping biography and political thriller,  "The Greek Connection," (shameless plug!)  here are some other non-fiction possibilities for the last weeks of summer. Not everything has to be about Donald Trump! The Yellow House by Sarah Broom is a memoir of a New Orleans writer, the youngest of …

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CO2 not DNA shapes outcome of Markey/ Kennedy race

The most discordant note in Joe Kennedy's elegiac concession speech on Tuesday night was his observation that, even knowing the outcome, if he had to do it all over again, he would do it "in a heartbeat." Giving voice to the frustrations of tens of thousands of working-class voters living in Massachusetts gateway cities is …

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