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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
Thursday's massacre of five journalists in the Annapolis Capital Gazette newsroom was most likely committed by a person with a specific grievance against that newspaper. Nevertheless, the tragedy has … more
Anyone who has followed the taffy pull that constitutes the Rest of River cleanup of the Housatonic for the last few years sympathizes with mediator John Bickerman for throwing his hands up and … more
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