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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.

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.

Memo To The Vatican: Get Real Religion

Memo To The Vatican: Get Real

By Eileen McNamara

By what measure of rational thought is a draft document that asks about homosexuals — and only asks — whether the Catholic Church is “capable of welcoming these people” a cause for celebration?

Charlie Baker's Hypocrisy On Child Welfare Election 2014

Charlie Baker's Hypocrisy On Child Welfare

By Eileen McNamara

It takes no small measure of nerve for a public official with a record of callous indifference to the plight of abused and neglected children to impugn the commitment of a woman who has spent her career championing their cause.

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A Win On Beacon Hill For Gun Safety In Massachusetts Guns

A Win On Beacon Hill For Gun Safety In Massachusetts

By John E. Rosenthal

Gun violence claims 88 lives a day in this country, including that of one child every three hours. While there are no fail safes, few states have been more proactive in trying to establish them.

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Before The Buffer Zone Law

Before The Buffer Zone

By Joanne Barker

If buffer zones are removed, kindly grandmothers aren’t the only ones who will confront patients walking into Planned Parenthood.

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A Letter To My New Daughter About Love Life

A Letter To My New Daughter About Love

By Steve Almond

What makes your birthday special — aside from the fact, of course, that you entered our world — is that it marks a fundamental victory for the cause of love over hate.

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The US: Republic Or Corporation? Election 2012

The US: Republic Or Corporation?

By Ike Williams

The popular answer to that question will determine the outcome of this election — and the outcome of this election could change democracy as we know it.

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9/11 Should Bring Us Together Sept. 11

9/11 Should Bring Us Together

By Carie Lemack

The anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 is always painful for victims’ families. But, says Carie Lemack, who lost her mother, it’s also a time to remember our common goals.

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