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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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Moulton and the great mentioners

Speculation is stirring; the mentioners are mentionning.  Despair about the lack of a Democratic bench is giving way to thoughts of who may really be “out there” as potential contenders for opposition party candidates for President in 2020.  So there … Continue reading

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College students need more, not fewer controversial ideas

Right-wing provocateur Ann Coulter has cancelled her plan to speak tomorrow at Sproul Plaza at U.C. Berkeley, on the very spot at which the Free Speech Movement was launched more than 50 years ago.   She was supposed to talk about immigration, … Continue reading

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