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 back fast, we need you!" But less stupid individuals than he are puzzled about how …

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Can young voters beat back climate change deniers?

We love our iPhones; they're the result of science. We fly on planes, relying on the underlying science. Our modern society is shaped by science. So why, when 97 percent of scientists concur that the planet is threatened by climate change, and that human beings contribute to the problem, has President Trump called global warming …

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The milkman’s son rises to the top

Ed Markey's 40+ year  political career has come a long way.  His biggest state legislative accomplishment (a bill eliminating part-time district attorneys) incurred the wrath of then-House Speaker Tommy McGee, who threw Markey off the Judiciary Committee and moved his desk into the hall.  Markey, a  tall and skinny 29-year old two-term state rep from Malden, went from …

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