Black arm bands not boycott for inauguration protest

So, Ringling Bros. is closing down the circus after 146 years. But, in this inaugural week, the circus hasn't left town.  We can't be sure where the lions and trapeze artists are going, but we certainly know where the elephants and marquis clown are headed. And it's not to entertain little children. Until now, I never understood fear …

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Aahhhh!!! the Red Sox

The Red Sox opening day victory......what could be better?  I posted the team's first-place standing on my refrigerator, thinking it might all be downhill from there.  But I felt great. Never mind that the dreaded Yankees are broken old men.  The Wall St. Journal's estimable sports writer Jason Gay called them "aging and atrophied .... creaky and getting …

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Conviction in text-driving killing should be a wake-up call

Aaron Deveau was only 17 when he crossed the center line while texting and killed Daniel Bowley, Jr. of New Hampshire,  the father of three grown children. Deveau, now 18 years old, is the first person to be convicted under a  law making it a crime to injure someone while texting.  Even without the specific texting …

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Does it matter that “the 99 percent” are heard by the CEO of Freddie Mac?

The irony wasn’t lost on some members of the CEO’s Club, lunching this week at the Boston Harbor Hotel to hear Freddie Mac Chief Executive Officer Ed Haldeman, Jr. discuss the restructuring of the agency that plays a key role in the home mortgage market. As Haldeman was laying out the need for transparency in …

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