Globe columnists duel over Boston Olympics bid

It's great fun to see two outstanding Boston Globe opinion writers going at a subject hammer and tong, in total disagreement about the Olympics, Boston 2024 and the psychic state of the organizers as well as that of the people of Massachusetts.   Joan Vennochi does a surgical rearrangement of John Fish, the driving force behind …

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Boston Olympics? costly diversion

The initial images of the Sochi winter Olympics - tap water the color of urine, treacherous unfinished sidewalks, bathroom doors that wouldn't open, failed opening night electronic display - have given way to images of skiers doing death-defying summersaults off the chutes, elegant ice skating, breathtaking bobsled runs, the excitement of the T. J. Oshie goal …

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Walsh moves from wannabe to will-be

Still-a-state rep Marty Walsh appeared yesterday on Channel Five's On the Record. The candidate who, in debates and interviews,  was unprepossessing at best, often awkward with rhetoric trending banal, is looking more and more mayoral.  His presentation was comfortable,  and he came across as focused and transparent even while skillfully avoiding being pinned down on specifics (as in, what …

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