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Posted 02/05/2014 02:55:52 EST
If this piece is typical of Mr Allen's work, the Globe is to be congratulated on having hired such an eloquent and persuasive writer.
Posted 01/27/2014 10:39:22 EST
And I think that many of those settlersâperhaps mostâwould decide that living in an independent Palestine would be intolerable and that moving back to Israel was their only option. The land they'v more »
Posted 12/10/2013 06:21:16 EST
You should see the three mothers!
Posted 12/10/2013 06:12:18 EST
There's a rumor going around the Vatican that Francis intends to promote His Magnificence the Right Reverend Tobin to the newly created archbishopric of Tierra del Fuego. Or Nome. Whichever, he gets t more »
Posted 12/03/2013 07:09:40 EST
While Ada Louise Huxtable and her ilk were swooning over Johnson's joke (and City Hall) as fittingly aggressive outposts of civilization in the context of urban warfare, I was forced to actually USE t more »
Posted 11/21/2013 12:07:09 EST
No, but now that I look at it, I can see I missed my calling as a Samsung shill.
Posted 11/21/2013 09:38:21 EST
Totally different reaction on this end: I got my Samsung a few months ago, and I am awed! Streaming YouTube and Netflix has been so satisfying that I've been able to drop Comcast and it's ridiculous c more »
Posted 11/20/2013 02:24:26 EST
The thing that I find most interesting is the breakfast. Is this cozy arrangement common among Globe staff and public servants? If the interview gets, uh, heated, does one of the diners walk out and l more »
Posted 09/21/2013 04:54:20 EDT
Ty, what does Arabic have to do with it if the language of the film is Farsi, and the scene is set in Afghanistan? Maybe the action takes place among a contingent of Mujahideen from Iraq or Syria?
Posted 07/22/2013 08:12:41 EDT
Here's your homework for today, kids: First, read this story here in the Boston Globe. If there are any words that you don't understand, like "plagiarism," look them up. Then write a five-paragraph es more »
Posted 07/12/2013 10:25:43 EDT
@Shedhair: 1. I'm about 70 years old, and a frequent topic of conversation among my friends and me is the fear of a cruel end, prolonged by doctors who view death as a personal defeat, by hospital sta more »
Posted 06/19/2013 06:05:05 EDT
The chief complaint was that the rents in the luxury project would spread to the surrounding neighborhood, like some sort of infectious disease. Having experienced that phenomenon myself, I can tell y more »
Posted 06/10/2013 06:08:28 EDT
More agreement here. Yes, life in Syria is godawful, and so is life in the refugee camps, but religious hatreds that are way beyond our imagination are at play in this war, and hardly any of the vario more »
Posted 06/05/2013 09:34:45 EDT
Well, if the students were wearing black hats, side locks, and the odd beard, the crew probably thought they were terrorists from that other religion!
Posted 05/29/2013 07:30:32 EDT
A goodâif rather wryâpoint, atta. I always bow to empirical observation over theory, and I've never been married to anyone of either gender, while I gather that you speak from experience!
Posted 05/29/2013 07:11:11 EDT
PS, st8te: Maybe when Jesus told Peter "Upon this ROCK I will build my Church," he was thumping Peter's head!
There, I did think of something funny to say!
Posted 05/29/2013 07:01:03 EDT
Thank you for a series of chuckles that starts up again every time I read your comment. The laws that govern the US must be based on reason rather than the non-rational, creative, imaginative aspect o more »
Posted 03/06/2013 10:31:58 EST
One thing that the media keep getting wrong: Mr Swartz was no HACKER. He used MIT's network, a perfectly legal act permitted to anyone on campus, including visitors. His "crime" lay in exceeding the d more »
Posted 09/15/2012 07:56:29 EDT
"...no theological links..."? The word you want is "organizational" or "hierarchical."
Posted 02/11/2012 06:42:09 EST
This is a wellâwritten, incredibly useful blog, Dave. I've bookmarked it. more »
Posted 08/12/2011 10:50:18 EDT
Imagine that I'm a Verizon CEO who's anxious (and who isn't?) to add another billion to his portfolio by disposing of workers who are more expensive than their non-union rivals. I dream of adding arse more »
Posted 06/19/2011 07:23:16 EDT
In fairly recent Christian history, "believers" have cited the bible to support, among other evils, slavery, the ghettoization and massacre of Jews, racial injustice, and the repression of women. Furt more »
Posted 05/26/2011 07:12:13 EDT
I'll be dead before any sane reform is effected.PS to copyeditor: Note the E! more »
Posted 05/12/2011 06:52:54 EDT
Why not pass a law applying these same reforms to ALL DEPARTMENTS, state and local. Tack on a 10 year mandatory prison sentence for patronage scofflaws. more »
Posted 05/08/2011 08:20:38 EDT
âIf somebodyâs acting out of control, the solutionâs easy,ââ Iannella said. âKick he or she out of office.ââ I don't know anything about the Governor's Council or about the quality of more »