the thinker

An Ethicist’s Guide to Thinking Through Your COVID Dilemmas

At a time when even the smallest decisions have consequences, we can all use a little advice.



In One Boston Retail District, It’s Not Quite Back to Business


Massachusetts Pot Shops Won’t Look or Feel the Same, but They’re Back

Boston Public Library

Is It Safe to Go Back to My Local Library?

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Showing Their Cards

Now that Gov. Deval Patrick has outlined his casino plan, our two newspapers all over the proposal. From exactly what circle of hell Sal DiMasi […]

A Public Service Announcement From Boston Daily

We here at Boston Daily care deeply about our fine city. From the college student-infested valleys of Allston to the high hills of Somerville, we […]


‘Don’t Tase Me, Bro’

Those words were uttered by one Andrew Meyer, 21-year-old journalism student at the University of Florida just before being tasered and arrested by Florida University […]

Tom Brady: Male Model

We often wonder what Tom Brady and his Brazilian supermodel girlfriend Giselle Bundchen talk about. Perhaps they talk about politics and the deeper meanings of […]

What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers. For real now: Casino gambling. Massachusetts. It may actually happen. [Globe, Herald]

The Last Word

Your long day of corporate drudgery is over. Get out and enjoy the city! Here are a few ideas to get you started, lovingly picked […]

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From senators eyeing the presidency to a mayor ruling over a changing city, here’s what our politicians are up to.

Report: Pope Benedict to Visit Boston

According to a report by the Catholic News Agency, via WCVB, Pope Benedict XVI will be making a trip to Boston in April, 2008 as […]

Spanning the Web

Taking you around the internet for your afternoon enjoyment. Insert gambling metaphor here: Governor Deval Patrick confirmed that he wants to sell three licenses for […]


Is Belichick the New Auerbach?

It’s been quite a week for the H.C. of the N.E.P. From glorified to reviled and back to glorified all in the span of two […]


Executive-Vampire Zeal!

James Wolcott’s blog on is often brilliant, combining ridiculously flamboyant writing with bursts of blistering mean-spiritedness. Wolcott hit Fred Thompson most recently for pandering […]


The Frightening Return of Fitzy

Last week, we turned our eyes to Paul “Fitzy” Fitzgerald, begging him to return to our computer screens with some wisdom about the Patriots videotaping […]



Marijuana legalization, healthcare changes, and all the other referendums shaking up Mass.


Betting on a Casino Panacea

We don’t like waiting around, so we were a little upset with Governor Deval Patrick last week after he delayed his decision on whether to […]


How to Lose an Election

Just when you thought Somerville had cornered the market on hilarious campaign follies, here comes Cambridge. Gregg Moree, a candidate for city council was charged […]

What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers. Our Puritan forefathers spin in their graves: Governor Deval Patrick will announce as soon as today his plans […]

The Week That Was

Chronicling the past week via quick links and pithy commentary (Non video-taped edition). I spy with my little eye: The Patriots do not cover themselves […]

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