Author Archives: aronsbarron

The State of the Union? Words fail

A scorpion asks a frog to take it across the river. The frog fears the scorpion will sting him. The scorpion talks a good line, saying that, if he did sting the frog, they’d both drown. So, in the spirit … Continue reading

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Climate change is real, Mr. President

As the polar vortex is about to recede, for now, we’re still stupefied by our esteemed President. He, who considers himself the smartest man in the world, recently tweeted, “What the hell is going on with Global Warming? Please come … Continue reading

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Banning hand-held cellphones, finally?

I continue to be shocked by the extreme road rage exhibited Friday on the Mass. Pike by Mark Paul Fitzgerald, 37, of Ashland, and Richard Kamrowski, a 65-year-old Framingham man . After a side-swiping encounter, after which SUV driver Fitzgerald … Continue reading

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Cong. Lori Trahan: up close and personable

Newly elected Massachusetts 3rd district Congresswoman Lori Trahan has a warm smile and comes across as intelligent, charming, and poised.  As a former chief of staff to Congressman Marty Meehan, Trahan also brings a dimension of Capitol Hill experience not … Continue reading

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Walsh’s “State-of-the-City”: a clarion call

If you want to hear everything our national government now is not, listen to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s state-of-the-city address.  In a rousing half-hour speech at Symphony Hall, he credibly held out Boston as a model to be emulated nationally. … Continue reading

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Getting beyond the wall

It’s motif  #1, the President bragging about having the biggest, being the smartest, (“I alone can fix it,”), master negotiator and  uber deal maker.  We can dispute his hyperbolic claims, but we all can agree that under his leadership Americans … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Warren: U.S. President or Massachusetts Senator?

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s first televised interview as a nearly announced presidential candidate was with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.  The interaction was about as challenging as a Donald Trump interview with Sean Hannity.  From there, she went on to Iowa, where … Continue reading

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