Category Archives: Politics

Warning: watching polls may be hazardous to your health

Last Sunday, when the Cubs were down 3-1  to Cleveland, celebrated prognosticator Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight  proclaimed that the Cubs had a smaller chance of winning the World Series than Trump did winning the presidency.  More recently,  he’s been soberly  covering … Continue reading

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Slouching to November 8th

I voted early yesterday. Ten minutes before the City Hall polling place was to open a line was forming. Quickly 50 or 60 people joined the line. The stream was constant. To the extent that there was conversation, it was … Continue reading

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Moulton takes North-South Rail Link to New Level

Decades ago, a rumpled state rep from Brookline would go from event to event, largely Democratic political gatherings and journalist venues, and tout the concept of a North-South Rail Link, connecting North and South Stations and hence the entire northeast corridor … Continue reading

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Why more kids should have access to charter schools

The Neighborhood House Charter School in the Dorchester section of Boston is a prime example of why more children should have access to charter school education.  That’s the goal of Question 2 on the November ballot, allowing the state Board … Continue reading

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Finally, movement on Sal DiMasi

It’s about time. Federal prosecutors have finally asked for the early release of former Mass. House Speaker Sal DiMasi from a federal prison in Butler, North Carolina. DiMasi was convicted on seven out of nine corruption charges and sentenced to federal prison for eight … Continue reading

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Trump, Clinton “revelations” show nothing new

Last night’s video of Donald Trump, showing lewd behavior, coarse language, gutter-level attitude toward women and boasts of Bill Cosby-like predatory actions, shows nothing new about this extreme misogynist. Perhaps the video shocks because it so starkly portrays his fundamental character writ large. … Continue reading

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