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Posted 07/15/2014 11:10:51 EDT
Like any decent caring person, I hope this bill is defeated - yet another example of supposedly "liberal" Massachusetts enacting mean spirited criminal justice legislation. The decisions by both the U more »
Posted 06/15/2014 11:58:10 EDT
The problem with your point about one party rule is that the Republicans no longer welcome reasonable, thoughtful candidates. I have voted for Republicans in the past: Elliot Richardson, Frank Hatch, more »
Posted 04/15/2014 06:40:04 EDT
Polls at this point really measure name recognition. These numbers are bound to change once the primary and final election really get underway. more »
Posted 03/25/2014 10:27:46 EDT
Are this letter writer and his supporters even aware that the swastika is an ancient symbol, which predates the Nazis by centuries. When I have visited India, not so long ago, I saw swastikas in many more »
Posted 02/15/2014 04:52:55 EST
This is very poor journalism. The headline screams that Kayyem didn't vote, but if you read the actual story (as many people will not bother to do) you learn that she was out of state and felt that s more »
Posted 01/30/2014 02:59:12 EST
This means that decent people can only hope that he is acquitted. Also decent people (including any genuine Christians) will not be allowed to served on the jury.
Posted 12/24/2013 01:42:32 EST
A victory for common decency! This great decision was long overdue. This is the ruling that the U.S. Supreme Court should have made
Posted 11/14/2013 02:52:49 EST
The people who want to kill Obamacare will, if successful, be responsible for far more deaths and injury (due to lack of medical treatment) than the Boston Marathon bombers.
Posted 10/17/2013 11:14:27 EDT
I suspect that if she had deliberately helped the defense instead of the prosecution, a much larger penalty would be proposed.
Posted 07/22/2013 10:23:29 EDT
I will probably support Don Berwick for Governor BUT I want to know more of his positions on other issues. For instance: criminal justice. The only good thing you can say about our criminal justice more »
Posted 05/17/2013 09:09:52 EDT
A few things to keep in mind: Several liberal organization were also challenged. Since Citizens United decision, there has been a huge number of political organizations applying for tax-exempt status. more »
Posted 03/07/2013 03:19:23 EST
rmpjr, You are so right. Bravo for speaking up for a kind and thoughtful approach to a horrendous crime. In general, I don't approve of life without parole, and especially not for someone this young more »
Posted 11/01/2012 10:40:39 EDT
Did the Romney campaign pay for this political ad?
Posted 08/10/2012 11:41:46 EDT
Glad to hear that you must plan to vote against Mitt Romney, who has two Harvard degrees. BTW, I was a great admirer of George Romney, who, unlike his son, was a decent human being. more »
Posted 08/10/2012 11:37:05 EDT
Brown a leader? He has seldom shown leadership on anything. He typically waits till the last minute, after sensing how the winds are blowing, before announcing his position on issues, frequently rever more »
Posted 08/02/2012 11:50:05 EDT
Is that supposed to be Winston Churchill in your photo. You certainly radically disagree with him on the subject of crime and punishment. Winston Churchill wrote" "The mood and temper of the public in more »
Posted 08/02/2012 11:45:23 EDT
Congratulations on an excellent column. I saw David Linsky today ask for help in his re-election campaign. He won't get any from me. I wonder if his Republican opponent could possibly be worse. more »
Posted 06/05/2012 06:44:23 EDT
Looks like Brown has only agreed to debates on right of center forums: Jon Keller and two talk radio shows.
I'd like to see a debate where the forum is impartial. more »
Posted 03/27/2012 02:56:42 EDT
It is ironic that people who supposedly oppose abortion nevertheless oppose this law - that would dramatically reduce the number of abortions. Women with access to health care are far less likely to g more »
Posted 02/29/2012 09:32:11 EST
It would help if the Globe would stop describing Brown as some kind of "moderate" instead of the right wing extremist that he is. Of course he has no discernible values or principles of his own, votin more »
Posted 01/20/2012 04:01:07 EST
The one good thing to come out of this is that Peter Benjamin has shown the absurdity of the oft-repeated false assertion that pedophiles cannot be rehabilitated. As for the New England Conservatory a more »
Posted 01/18/2012 06:28:11 EST
Regarding the deficit, we should all keep in mind that most of our national debt (by far) was caused by Republican tax cuts, Republican wars, and Republican policies (which Clinton unfortunately appro more »
Posted 01/13/2012 07:01:34 EST
Our country has a tradition of people with large fortunes (far more than E. Warren has) who nonetheless support and care about those less fortunate. Obvious examples are the Roosevelts and the Kennedy more »
Posted 01/02/2012 10:00:08 EST
How can any of these Republican candidates, who have the tolerance of the Taliban, pretend to be Christian? Jesus taught love, not bigotry and hatred. Nothing could be more diametrically opposed to Hi more »
Posted 12/27/2011 09:39:37 EST
Emily Bazelon has been the one reporter on this case who has been most diligent in seeking out the truth. See http://www.slate.com/id/2260952/entry/2260953/. These articles are fair and thoroughly res more »
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