Author Archives: aronsbarron

Beyond impeachment: thwarting Russian interference

Tension grows between those clamoring to impeach President Trump now and those believing that, however warranted such a move is as a way to increase accountability, it could end up helping Donald Trump to a second term if the Democrats … Continue reading

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Recent graduates give hope

For people who believe in the inevitability of the progress of civilization,  the last two to three years have been a tanker truck full of cold water. Global trends toward narrow-minded, border closing, mind numbing bigotry have been magnified here … Continue reading

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Trump keeps promise: expands war on women

First, it was the slurs against Mexicans; then the attempted ban on Muslims and the attack on  all immigrants. Now it’s war against women.  The latest  salvo came in Alabama, with a virtual ban on abortions.  Other red states are … Continue reading

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Two “greater Bostonians” die in tragedy

Our community has suffered a terrible loss with the deaths of former UMass Boston Chancellor Sherry Penney and her beloved husband, Jim Livingston. They are dead from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning in their winter home in Sarasota, Florida.  Their extended … Continue reading

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My love-hate relationship with the news

I emerge from three weeks of flu, bronchitis and related maladies on World Press Freedom Day and want to take more than a moment to hail the work of so many journalists who put themselves on the line to give … Continue reading

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Ilhan Omar – how representative is she?

Some of Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s comments are disconcerting at best, damaging and divisive at worst.  Equally troubling, she is allowing herself to be used as a tool by Donald Trump to drive a wedge in the Democratic Party.  The … Continue reading

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Biden behavior outdated but not disqualifying

Talk to some politicians and they’re always looking over your head to see if there’s someone better in the room upon whom to bestow their attention. Not Joe Biden. He looks you square in the eye, exudes warmth, is generous … Continue reading

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