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Last days of summer reading, pt. 2

With Labor Day around the corner, I’m indulging in reading rather than writing. In my last blog posting, I shared some of the fiction I’ve read this summer.  In today’s blog are some non-fiction suggestions, a mixed bag. Early this summer, … Continue reading

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Ballparks, books and last days of summer

Campaign 2016 has become intolerable, even for this confirmed political junkie. I won’t go into why. You know what I’m talking about. So, in the interest of sanity, it has become increasingly important to savor the baseball, books and beauties of … Continue reading

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Make it in America should be a bipartisan issue

“How many parents here want their kids to grow up to be welders?” House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer asked yesterday morning’s gathering of The New England Council. Not a hand went up. But Hoyer had a point to make. Many welders … Continue reading

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Why we should all care about Trump’s tax returns

It’s staggering that millions of voters are prepared to vote for Donald Trump with less information on what’s under his hood than they would ever accept from a used car salesman. Since Watergate days when Richard Nixon sought to dispel the … Continue reading

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2016 Olympics a gold medal disaster

 Whatever happens in individual games over the next two weeks, this may be the most depressing Olympics since Berlin in 1936 and Munich in 1972. And it makes me happier than ever that Boston came to its senses and dropped … Continue reading

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Legislature fails to pass non-compete legislation

If you’re an executive for one of the big guys, like EMC or Boston Scientific, or if you depend on the support of the big guys, as does the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, you’re probably pretty happy that the legislature failed … Continue reading

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Hillary chooses morning over mourning in America

Last night’s historic moment almost seemed anti-climactic. I had shed my tears at the historic milestone when Hillary Clinton had clinched the Democratic nomination. I held my breath for weeks thereafter until Bernie Sanders had endorsed her, making it clear just … Continue reading

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