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Charlie Baker’s Fish Tale Election 2014

Charlie Baker’s Fish Tale

By Eileen McNamara

In this week’s gubernatorial debate, the Republican candidate tearfully re-recounted the story of a struggling — and, apparently, impossible to find — fisherman.

The Road To Hope In Liberia Public Health

The Road To Hope In Liberia

By Michael F. Collins

Michael Collins: The health care system that was so thoughtfully reconstructed after Liberia’s long civil wars is now once again struggling to meet the demands.

Casinos: A Losing Bet For Massachusetts Election 2014

Casinos: A Losing Bet For Massachusetts

By Donald M. Berwick

We have a chance in our state to invest in a declining industry that will harm our economy, reduce property values, kill more jobs than it adds, lower incomes, injure public safety, reduce net government revenues, increase a major mental health burden and selectively harm the poor. Or, we can stop it.

Strangers When We Meet Life

Strangers When We Meet

By Aine Greaney

For this woman, our shared New England history wasn’t one. The melting pot had never really melted.

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Why I Am Ashamed To Be Irish Life

Why I Am Ashamed To Be Irish

By Aine Greaney

The corpses of nearly 800 children may have been buried in a mass grave beside a former orphanage. Another shameful chapter in our country’s history.

The Nature Of Worry Boston

The Nature Of Worry

By Sharon Brody

Worrying is folly. It represents a flailing effort to gain, or to pretend to gain, some power over the unpredictable comings and goings of life.

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