Tag Archives: Richard Nixon

Recovery is slow, Rx uncertain

Critics of my blogs may be delighted to know that my operating system was corrupted, and I have been without a computer for two weeks. It was a most peculiar time to be silenced.  Hallelujah, the tech crisis is over. But the … Continue reading

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Donald Trump a clear and present danger*

Donald Trump’s kids shone at the Republican national convention. Poised, articulate, attractive, they’d make any parent proud and certainly reflect well on their parents. Ivanka Trump’s call for pay equity and child care support were a welcome contrast to the GOP … Continue reading

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The other man in my life

For the past seven years, there’s been a second man in my life. His name? Elias P. Demetracopoulos, hereinafter referred to as Elias.  I never met the man, but he figured importantly in our household.  My husband, Jim Barron, is writing … Continue reading

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Ed Brooke won and lost with grace

When two-term Massachusetts Senator Ed Brooke woke at 3:30 in the morning on November 7, 1978 the election was already over.  And just after 8 p.m. that evening, as the first votes trickled in, his long-time aide Roger Woodworth knew that … Continue reading

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IRS v.Tea Party: a cause for concern

A civic or social welfare organization is not allowed to support political candidates of any stripe.  Partisan activities are a no-no if a non-profit wants to preserve its federal tax exemption. But the law has to be applied evenly. The Internal Revenue Service … Continue reading

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