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The Shocking Truth, Part II

It’s tough to write about Matthew Israel. It’s tough to know what to think of him. Yesterday, the state forced Israel to resign from his […]

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The Flip-Flopping, Unflappable Scott Brown

Scott Brown’s made a career out of inconsistent consistency. It’s a pretty clever move, which is something you don’t associate with Brown, but there it […]

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The Herald's Right to be Angry at Obama

Yesterday, the Herald wasn’t allowed full access to President Obama, as he stopped in Boston to raise money for the 2012 election. The White House […]

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It's Not a Campaign Slogan to Say Beacon Hill Is Corrupt

I found it odd that the Herald spent the whole of its piece on Scott Brown’s commencement address at Lasell College arguing whether our junior […]

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Never Thought I'd Say This: I'm Proud of Mitt Romney

I couldn’t believe it as I read the coverage yesterday and again this morning: Mitt Romney took a stand, an actual firm stand, not only […]

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The One Issue that Matters to the Gambling Debate

I mean, c’mon: Really? Again, with the gambling? Is this our fate, our retribution for the Sox winning the Series? Hearing Bobby DeLeo whine on, […]

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What Tacky Pandering, Scott Brown

There are days when Scott Brown disgusts me. Our junior U.S. Senator’s announced that he’s put in a request to conduct his yearly National Guard […]

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Why We Should Drop The Anti-Bullying Law

If the plea agreements of Phoebe Prince’s bullies prove anything, it is that Massachusetts should not have, of all things, an anti-bullying law. The law, […]

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The Gitmo Files and WilmerHale

On Sunday, four media outlets published stories about the release of over 700 classified documents relating to Guantanamo Bay, and the practices there between 2002 […]

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People! Quit Losing Your *@#%

Okay, fine. The handle of the umbrella was shaped like a samurai sword and the needle at the other end looked very pointy indeed (as […]

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Tax Hikes Don't Kill Jobs. Capitalists Do.

Yesterday I got a barrage of emails from the National Republican Congressional Committee. It wanted me to inform the citizenry about [insert any Massachusetts Democrat’s] […]

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Harry Markopolos: Still a Finance Superman

Remember Harry Markopolos? The Boston-based Madoff whistleblower? Well, he’s kind of a financial world superhero these days. A fascinating story in the Wall Street Journal […]

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More Sleaziness from the Monitor Group

It’s one thing to work with the Libyan government, under the guise of introducing its otherwise rapacious leaders to Western ideals. This is what the […]

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An Inauspicious Start to Charles P. Pierce's Blog

I’m thrilled that the Globe finally gave Charles P. Pierce a home deserving of his wit and literary talent: Namely, his own blog. But I […]

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Fighting Chemical Warfare in Boston: A Park Street Story

Monday the Globe reported that hidden chemical sensors have been installed in an unnamed T station since 2001. The goal of the devices is to […]