Author Archives: aronsbarron

Klobuchar coverage distorts her total package

Remember how folks despaired that the Democrats had “no bench?”  As it turns out, there is significant strength in the cluster of presidential candidates coming forward.  I don’t just say that because Donald Trump has lowered the bar on what … Continue reading

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I wouldn’t want to be Robert Kraft

Shock, disgust, schadenfreude, anger and pity for the mighty one who has fallen due to his own flawed character.  Shock, because I still remember the Bob and Myra Kraft who lived modestly in Newton decades ago, always opening up their … Continue reading

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When public policy meets private patient

“She’s just been moved into recovery,” the nurse told the obviously concerned husband of the patient. “She came through it well,” she added reassuringly. “I think you should know that her first words after coming out of the anesthesia were … Continue reading

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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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