Tag Archives: Charlie Baker

Charlie Baker wins while losing

Governor Charlie Baker took a hit on election day, but those who smell blood in the water are seriously mistaken.   Baker supported expanding charter schools, Question Two on the ballot.  He was right on the issue, but the expansion referendum … Continue reading

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Bathroom bill looms in Massachusetts

I have a friend. Let’s call her Suzannah.  She is over six feet tall, blue-eyed, platinum hair in a page boy. Terrific set of gams, as my father would say.  She’s married to a smart and talented guy.  But here’s a … Continue reading

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Marijuana legalization in Mass. – high or low?

I’ve often thought that, for an adult, getting mildly exhilarated without the caloric intake of wine or other alcoholic beverage would be a good thing.  And doesn’t the government already intrude either directly or indirectly in too many of our personal … Continue reading

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Charlie Baker: color him purple

Charlie Baker couldn’t be elected dog catcher  as a Republican  in wide red swaths of our country.  For evidence,  look at just the last 24 hours. Our Republican governor is expanding diversity in businesses contracting with the state, widening opportunities for people … Continue reading

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Popular mayor not immune to criticism

The Boston Globe took Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to the woodshed this week. In a 3/4 page editorial (a sign of energy unusual for the paper’s diminished  editorial page), the paper screamed “Enough.”  It proceeded to lambaste the mayor for continuing his … Continue reading

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Fox Olympics debate more heat than light

A serious debate over the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston was a good idea.  What took place Thursday night wasn’t. Promising a no-rules, informal format, the two moderators (the Boston Globe’s Sasha Pfeiffer and Fox 25’s Maria … Continue reading

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A modest proposal for the House Speaker

Three Massachusetts Speakers indicted, the most recent, Sal De Masi, sent to the slammer for eight years. With Massachusetts reeling from the scandalous pattern, Representative Bob DeLeo became the man of the hour in 2009 when, on becoming Speaker, he successfully … Continue reading

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