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Bay State residents treat their legislators well. Each one of them pulls down an average of approximately $64,000 per year, which can be augmented by up to $35,000 for those in leadership positions. … more
Massachusetts has traditionally been a union-friendly state. The Democratic Party, which dominates the Legislature, counts labor unions among its founding constituencies. Unions have always spent … more
Opening hostilities in the Great Trade War have begun. Last Friday President Donald Trump's long-threatened tariffs on $34 billion worth of Chinese-made imports kicked in, and the enemy shows no … more
The calls by many prominent Democrats for abolishing the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) are understandable in light of the agency's involvement in the abhorrent separation of … more
Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt's long-overdue resignation on Thursday proved that there are, indeed, limits as to how long loyalty to the chief can protect a member of the Trump administration … more
On Tuesday, Governor Charlie Baker did what few other Republican leaders around the country would never dare to attempt — he signed into law a bill that would allow family members to petition … more
One of the laments of good-government advocates is the United States' abysmally low voter turnout, particularly when ranked against that of other democracies. Some Western European nations boast … more
Western Massachusetts lies over 2,000 miles from the U.S.-Mexican border, but that did not diminish the passion of the hundreds of conscience-stricken protestors who demonstrated against the Trump … more
On the last day of its session, the Supreme Court handed down a decision long sought by union opponents. Last Wednesday, in a 5-4 decision, the high court ruled that unions requiring the payment of … more
Of New York City, Frank Sinatra sang, "If you can make it there, you can make it anywhere," and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made it big there Tuesday in New York's 14 congressional district primary. But … more
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