With so much deprivation in the world, there’s something perverse about the Red Sox paying more than $51 million just for the right to negotiate with 26-year-old Japanese pitching standout Daisuke Matsuzaka. Still, Sox fans can’t help being appreciative about this clear sign of the organization’s desire to fight its way back into contention.
Sheldon Whitehouse ran a smart campaign and had superlative timing.
It’s a bit counter-intuitive, but Charles Fogarty’s narrow loss to Governor Donald L. Carcieri — after many people had expected the Democrat to get creamed — puts a brighter hue on whatever he decides to pursue in the future.
Members of the Rhode Island media won’t suffer for a lack of things to report about anytime soon. As we well know, the Ocean State is the gift that keeps on giving.
Josephine DiRuzzo is the quintessential political survivor. Having held Providence’s Ward 15 City Council seat since 1982, she has repulsed challenges in the last two campaign seasons by younger Latina candidates. Now, after facing the possibility of political extinction, DiRuzzo is no doubt enjoying her kingmaker’s role as the deciding vote for a new City Council president. This explains why Mayor David N. Cicilline was keeping DiRuzzo close at hand as state Democrats celebrated at the Biltmore after the November 7 election.
It’s good to be an HBO subscriber. The Wire, far and away, is the best thing on television.
Just taking some of the starch out of George W. Bush and his neo-con gang, while an overdue development, has to feel pretty good for many Americans.
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