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Finally, a good Russian story.  No, not Vladimir Putin or lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, who met with DJT, Jr.  Instead, it was Daniil Trifonovv, the brilliant young pianist who thrilled audiences last week at Tanglewood Music Center, the summer home of … Continue reading

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America celebrates – despite Trump

Welcoming summer’s glories with friends in Ogunquit, listening languidly to waves lapping the rock-strewn sandy beach, long walks on the Marginal Way, lobster and steamers – life’s pleasures endure, despite the despicable political environment. Our nation’s birthday is still a … Continue reading

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Black & White Boston, a model to build on

A wonderful reunion was held Thursday, a celebration of the 20-year history of John and Diddy Cullinane’s stewardship of Black & White Boston Coming Together.  They have published a book commemorating the contribution of that organization and of many civic … Continue reading

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Who is Bruce Poliquin, and why we should care

U.S. Sen. Angus King (Ind.) says the House-passed health care bill, “the most ill-conceived, damaging and downright cruel piece of legislation that I have ever seen,” will cost Maine people their health insurance. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) is concerned … Continue reading

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Final Kirby Perkins “A+” scholarship awards given

Kirby Perkins was a Channel 5 reporter with a breadth of interests who especially loved politics and sports. The station’s “High Five” series of profiles has long celebrated high school athletes. But Kirby thought that academic performance should be equally … Continue reading

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Free speech, incitement and civil discourse

Both House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Speaker Paul Ryan issued stirring calls to unity following the horrific shooting this week of Republican Congressman Steven Scalise and several others at an early morning softball practice in Virginia. At the same … Continue reading

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Fair Harvard got it right

I’ve written often that college students need to hear more, not fewer controversial points of view, that they need to learn how to function in the marketplace of ideas.  That’s what college is all about and how kids grow from … Continue reading

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