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Why Deval Patrick deserves your vote
A more-solid-than-recognized record, plus a realistically humane view of the future
When Massachusetts voters go to the polls on Tuesday, November 2, we urge them to cast their votes for the re-election of Governor Deval Patrick and Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray.
| October 20, 2010
Ware's probation probe and the Tierney plea. Plus, social security silliness.
Two recent politically infused happenings illustrate Massachusetts's shocking indifference to civil liberty.
| October 13, 2010
Between paralysis and nervous breakdown
You would have to be delusional not to be anxious, perhaps even fearful.
| October 06, 2010
Reinventing Boston's schools
Throw the teachers' contract out the window
For everyone who wants to make Boston's public schools better, Tuesday, September 28, was a banner day.
| September 29, 2010
The ultimate negative liberty: Privacy
The right to be left alone
Privacy, in the scheme of things, is a relatively new invention.
| September 22, 2010
Please, Mayor Menino, talk to Chiofaro
You promised. There is too much at stake not to do so.
When Boston Mayor Thomas Menino took his oath of office for an unprecedented fifth term this past January, he made a promise that raised many eyebrows.
| September 15, 2010
Grossman for Treasurer
Plus, Bump for auditor, D’Alessandro for Congress, and more
There are two impressive candidates running for state treasurer in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.
| September 08, 2010
Just a reprieve? Unless Republican leaders learn from the past, another Iraq is in our future
In terms of foreign policy, the Republican Party remains unapologetically committed to Bush/Cheneyism
In his address to the nation Tuesday evening, discussing the end of American combat operations in Iraq, Barack Obama took great pains to be apolitical, nonjudgmental, and even gracious toward his predecessor.
| September 01, 2010
A Race Well Run
Beacon Hill and the education establishment overcame narrow self-interest by putting students and schools first
Five months ago, when Massachusetts failed to win a Race to the Top education grant from the federal government, the Phoenix took the legislature and teachers' unions to task for being too timid and politically motivated to do the right thing.
| August 26, 2010
On the Ground Zero 'Mosque'
Plus, Rupert Murdoch buys the GOP
So what's the big deal? Muslims already pray in the Pentagon, which along with the obliterated World Trade Towers was the other successful terrorist target on September 11, 2001.
| August 19, 2010
Don't be fooled: the Google-Verizon plan would kill Net Neutrality
Want evidence that Google is just another avaricious, monopoly-minded corporate behemoth? Consider this: Google has retreated from its long-held support for net neutrality and teamed with Verizon to suggest that new laws allow Internet providers to favor some Web services over others.
| August 14, 2010
DeLeo's the one
Don't blame Patrick or the legislature for the failure of casino gambling
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo won. So what? Or perhaps more to the point, now what?
| August 04, 2010
WikiLeaks: What it means
Plus, Mitt Romney — right-wing nut
Only a day after three of the world's most-prominent news organizations — the New York Times , the Guardian , and Der Spiegel — published reports based on the 90,000-plus purloined secret Afghanistan War documents released by WikiLeaks, the US House of Representatives passed a $59 billion war-funding bill on a vote of 308 to 114, sending it to President Barack Obama for his signature.
| July 28, 2010
Corporate America's $200 million war chest, Apple's worm, Goldman's fine, BP's latest
The ghost of George W. Bush will haunt the this year's election season.
| July 21, 2010
Big banks escape effective regulation; plus DOMA and "prison reform"
If the United States does not suffer a death wish, then it must be saddled with a streak of masochism as wide as the Mississippi River.
| July 14, 2010
By shouting down dissent, Washington is ignoring the sad truth in Afghanistan
Michael Steele, the imbecile chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), has gotten himself in trouble — again — with the party faithful.
| July 07, 2010
You call this winning?
Afghanistan complications multiply. Plus, Congress is heading for a weak wrap-up.
President Barack Obama scored.
| June 30, 2010
Save the pool
Plans to alter the magnificent reflecting pool at the Christian Science Center should not be allowed
Noble architecture makes Boston a living work of art. Visitors flock to view Bulfinch's State House, Richardson's Trinity Church, and McKim's Copley Square Library, to name just the obvious.
| June 23, 2010
Obama should forget the feel-good and seize the opportunity in the Gulf
Barack Obama is much more of an establishment-style president than the public generally realizes.
| June 22, 2010
Mickey Mouse Multiculturalism
Governor Patrick's problematic Mosque visit. Plus, Bush — and the GOP — vote yes for torture
Massachusetts treasurer and independent candidate for governor Tim Cahill was off base when he accused incumbent governor Deval Patrick of "playing politics with terrorism" in the wake of Patrick's visit to the controversial Roxbury mosque maintained by the Islamic Society of Boston.
| June 14, 2010
Walk for AIDS: 25 years
Join in this Sunday. Despite significant progress, many challenges remain.
Starting at 7:30 this Sunday morning, tens of thousands of walkers, runners, and volunteers will begin gathering by the Hatch Shell on the Boston side of the Charles River Esplanade.
| June 04, 2010
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| March 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM
See this film series: The Belmont World Film Series @ Studio Cinema in Belmont
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| March 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM
See this film: This is Spinal Tap [with post-film talk by expert from Acoustical Society of America] @ the Coolidge
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