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It is a clichéd cinematic device: A character glances up from what she’s doing and catches her reflection in a mirror. She gazes deeply, actually looking into her soul. more
In Congress, and particularly in the Senate, successful legislating depends on dealing with the real concerns of individual legislators and the interests of their states. Theory is fine in colleges and think tanks . . . more
I never thought that America’s two political parties would hit rock bottom, but it’s a fact that both of them are in the toilet. The Republican Party is a rudderless ship . . . more
Of course, we have to have a summer to take up the subject of summer reading. Which reminds me of a great book about Krakatoa, the island that was blown to oblivion in 1883 . . . more
The recent special congressional elections should send a signal to both parties. The outcomes weren’t really surprising, because the seats were held by Republicans . . . more
In the run-up to Christmas last year, I covered an annual event at Dees’ Nursery in Oceanside. Trees for Troops, it was called, and for the past 14 years . . . more
Three years ago next month, an 18-year-old Massachusetts boy drove himself to a Kmart parking lot and hooked up a pump that released carbon monoxide into the cab of his truck. At one point, he had second thoughts about killing himself, but . . . more
Just half a year into the Trump administration, our nation, and its representatives in Congress, are at a crossroad. The divisiveness poisoning our politics has become so ugly and dangerous . . . more
A childhood friend recently posted a black-and-white snapshot on Facebook of our middle school cross-country team, a ragtag collection of 30 boys . . . more
Of course you don’t have a moment. Neither do I, but what does that matter? Ubiquitous, intrusive and endless surveys are a good idea gone bad. more
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