Category Archives: Politics

Trump a candidate for Nobel Appease Prize?

Remember Lucy pulling the football away just as Charlie Brown was about to kick it? Imagine if Charlie Brown,  instead of being dejected,  ran around the field with his arms stretched high shouting  that he had just kicked the winning … Continue reading

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Hand-held cell phone ban for drivers long overdue

I had the right-of-way at 12:30 one day last week, protected by a Yield sign facing cars entering the main road.  Already I can hear you laughing, as in, c’mon, girl. Do you really trust Yield signs? Well, no. But … Continue reading

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Gonzalez brings liberal gubernatorial campaign to Newton

The nickname for any Massachusetts Secretary of Administration and Finance is “Deputy Governor.”  Jay Gonzalez, A & F Secretary under Governor Deval Patrick, wants to remove the “deputy.”   He’s working hard to defeat lifelong activist and minister Bob Massie in … Continue reading

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Saving equal access to the internet

Net neutrality isn’t just an issue for millennials and techies. The Federal Communications Commission’s December decision to change the rules governing access to the internet will affect us all. Your eyes glazing over? Our attitudes won’t be so “whatever” come … Continue reading

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Iran: Trump kills Plan A without a Plan B

The creepiest image from Donald Trump’s announcement that he was withdrawing from the Iran deal was new NSA chief John Bolton’s looming presence as the president exited the podium. It’s too soon to tell whether Bolton will get the Iran … Continue reading

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Remembering Barbara Bush

It was June 1990, Severance Green at Wellesley College. Blue sky, warm sunshine, graduating seniors and their families waiting to hear from two commencement honorees, Raisa Gorbachev, the wife of Russian premier Mikhail Gorbachev, and Barbara Bush, First Lady, wife … Continue reading

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Opioid epidemic: a solvable crisis

President Trump hints he wants the death penalty for drug traffickers. (He’s an unabashed admirer of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.)   Is the President calling for the death penalty for doctors prescribing Oxycontin, Percocet, morphine, and other pain killers? After all, an … Continue reading

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