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Our Highway Safety Chief Has A Horrible Driving Record

In Sheila Burgess, Massachusetts had a state highway safety chief so obviously unqualified for her job that it took only a day after publication of […]

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Globe Editor Marty Baron Is Leaving for The Washington Post

The Boston Globe editor Marty Baron is leaving his job in January to become executive editor of The Washington Post, his paper reports. Baron will replace the […]

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No One Reads the [Globe/Herald], Continued …

We wondered Wednesday how Boston’s dueling daily newspapers could report on the same day that their own readership was up while readership at their competitor’s […]

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No One Reads The [Globe/Herald] Reports The [Herald/Globe]

We had to do a double-take at The Globe’s and The Herald’s dueling headlines about circulation figures today: The Herald: “Herald Sees Readership Spike” The […]

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Good Thing The Globe Has Those Digital Subscribers

With the New York Times Co. selling off lots of its assets lately and The Globe experimenting with a new paywalled web site, there’s obviously […]

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Herald and Globe Run the Same Stories with Different Gender Pronouns

In case you needed a quick window into the respective identities of Boston’s dueling daily newspapers, witness the subtle difference in the way they discuss […]

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Is Boston Too Intellectual for Twitter?

Is Boston just too intellectual to bother with social media distractions like Twitter? The Globe‘s response to a recent study showing that Boston isn’t very […]

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Boston's Front Pages Go Big on 9/11 Remembrance

The New York Times notes that September 11 ceremonies in New York and elsewhere are downsizing for the 11th anniversary of the tragedy, even as Boston’s […]

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Are You Smarter About the U.S. Than a New Immigrant?

What about all those relatively rich people who passionately believe things that simply are not true here in the real world, should they be able to vote?

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Bob Ryan Says Farewell

There has been no shortage of hosannas to Bob Ryan, the legendary Boston Globe sports columnist who’s just retired from regular duty after 44 years […]

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Do the Working Poor Make Too Much Money?

Apparently the right wing strongly believes that, as things stand now, there is simply not enough inequality in this country and the poor currently have too much money. It spoils them so.

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In the Wake of Jerry Sandusky

After the verdict came down in the Jerry Sandusky case, Linda Kelly, the Pennsylvania State Attorney General, stood before the assembled press and said something […]

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Why Businesses Actually Want Regulation

If the government eliminated every regulation about everything, everywhere tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, there would be a line of business lobbyists waiting outside the offices of politicians, hoping to propose one little new regulation, because it would give them an advantage.

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A Modest Proposal: Guns for the Poor

Some of the “perps” who were killed under the protective umbrella of the “Stand Your Ground” law were doing things even worse than being caught red-handed carrying a bag of Skittles and looking suspicious. One guy was killed and is now dead forever because he stole a car radio.

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Scott “Glass Jaw” Brown

US Senator Scott Brown sure seems fragile as of late.It comes out that he rarely takes questions from the press. Instead, he only issues prepared […]