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Donald Morrison: The perils of nationalism

MIAMI — It's a miracle I was ever born. My father, a bomber pilot in World War II, got shot up, shot down and almost didn't come home. He called himself lucky. I call him a victim of …

Andrew L. Pincus: A brother after all LENOX — Malcolm hugged me and called me "bro." I didn't like the feeling. I didn't like it at all.Malcolm Frager and I were never really friends. He thought we were but on my side there was too …
Frank and Louise Farkas: GE's cynical strategy won't work in Berkshires PITTSFIELD — At a public meeting last Dec. 3 at Lenox High School, several hundred Berkshire residents spoke out in anger and frustration against the General Electric corporation. The reason …
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LINCOLN — Among the hundreds of thousands of federal employees furloughed during the record-setting partial government shutdown were those responsible for tracking pollution, safety hazards, … more
BOSTON — "Education means emancipation. It means light and liberty," the 19th-century African-American abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass said. "It means the uplifting of the soul … more
EAST CHATHAM, N.Y. — By mid morning in January near Frederiksted, St. Croix, the brilliant warm sun is already high in the sky glittering off the turquoise waters. Certainly at this latitude … more
WILLIAMSTOWN — Every year the U.S. State Department issues reports on the condition of human rights in other countries. Prepare for the incoming salvos that China will fire after the next … more
In case you didn't know, Feb. 5 marks Chinese New Year. If you feel like the last year has been a real dog, you're 100 percent correct. Thankfully, the Year of the Dog is coming to an end. We'll be … more
CHARLESTOWN — Even with our strong Massachusetts economy, small businesses face incredible odds of success. More so, small businesses owned by minorities, women, immigrants, veterans and … more
BOSTON — A few short weeks ago, the deceptively named Mass Coalition for Sustainable Energy — a group backed by pipeline proponents Eversource, National Grid, and Enbridge — … more
A few days ago, citing the gridlock in Washington that has delayed the State of the Union address, we appealed to our readers to write their own. Here are the Editorial Board’s consensus picks for Most Bipartisan, Most Persuasive and Most Fun to Read. Without further ado: “Madam Speaker, the Readers of The Berkshire Eagle!” more
PITTSFIELD — In business, free markets spurred by many competitors protect the consumer against toxic practices solely because in this scenario, consumers are free to move their business … more
PITTSFIELD — No matter what happens to President Donald Trump, he and his Senate GOP majority are poised with their federal judicial appointments to create a judicial legacy that, according to … more

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