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Comment on: Goldwater lost in a landslide, but he made conservative politics mainstream - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 04/20/2014 08:52:14 EDT
For liberals, generally, politics is vocation; for conservatives, generally, politics is vocation. Thus, for the liberals it is winning that counts. Can someone from the progressive side explain why more »
Comment on: A clean resolution for Salem power plant controversy - Editorials - The Boston Globe
Posted 02/25/2014 08:30:45 EST
The population will be so large in 2050 with related demands for power it is a safe bet that this plant will not be shut down.
Comment on: Romney may make a good president, but heâs a lousy candidate - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 02/11/2014 08:42:03 EST
This article is an indictment of the main stream media which did not give us a complete picture of Romney as evidenced by this article. Politics has become more about winning than governing, and the m more »
Comment on: Should the government pay you to be alive? - Ideas - The Boston Globe
Posted 02/09/2014 01:02:55 EST
Richard Nixon with the help of Pat Moynihan floated a variant of this idea which was called the negative income tax. Never went anywhere because the Democrats could never credit Nixon or any Republica more »
Comment on: Cameron urges Scots to keep UK together - World - The Boston Globe
Posted 02/08/2014 04:10:24 EST
And Pigeon Cove should be separated from Rockport.
Comment on: Forget the dysfunction: Market Basket helps low-income families - Editorials - The Boston Globe
Posted 01/28/2014 11:21:07 EST
This article is distorted in the sense that Market Basket has been a significant price leader for years. The result has been that they do a tremendous volume in all stores. Even without the 4% they ha more »
Comment on: MBTA nears deal to revamp employment rules after getting hit with discrimination complaints - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 01/14/2014 10:10:21 EST
This goes on in the bluest of all states? How can this be?
Comment on: Boston investment industry assets surged to new heights last year amid stock market rise - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 01/10/2014 08:58:32 EST
Seems to me the run up in the value of equities reflects an anticipation of future significant inflation. Where else to put one's 401-k or IRA but in the right stocks? Certainly not in bonds, or savin more »
Comment on: The budget dealâs fragile truce - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/20/2013 09:17:43 EST
A part of this article talks about the influence of right wing pressure groups on Republican congressmen as though there are no left wing groups doing the same to Democrat congressmen. Assuming this i more »
Comment on: Weary donors slow to back candidates for governor - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/19/2013 08:44:20 EST
Liberals are disappointed with the results of Obama's leadership, and conservatives are disappointed with the Republicans inability to articulate a vision. The result is that many political junkies ar more »
Comment on: 1 in 4 bank customers dissatisfied, but ratings are improving - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/10/2013 10:19:25 EST
There should be two parts to this survey; 1, do you have a satisfactory personal relationship with your bank, that is did they ever renege on a promise made to you?, and 2, what do you think of bankin more »
Comment on: New figures show growth in law enforcement requests for cellphone data - Nation - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/09/2013 08:40:01 EST
I have nothing to hide so I do not worry about this except: a huge amount of money is being wasted because those who do not want to be listened to or followed with take appropriate steps to counter t more »
Comment on: Bill Belichick denies he was âsending a messageâ to Stevan Ridley - Sports - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/03/2013 08:34:56 EST
A cardinal rule of effective leadership is to praise in public, and criticize in private. Seems to me Belichick is following this rule, and, the press does not like it.
Comment on: Feud with sportswriters helped Ted Williams hit harder - News - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/02/2013 03:47:14 EST
In 1957 Ted hit .388, had 87 rbi's, and 38 home runs, and came in second in the MVP voting by the baseball writers. I would like to see the vote excluding the Boston and New York writers.
Posted 12/02/2013 08:14:52 EST
Ted hit .406 in 1941 (would have been .416 with todays rule for sacrifice flies) and still was not made MVP. And, the Baseball Writer's Association votes this award. Enough said!
Comment on: Private equity tax break survives, despite campaign pledges to kill it - Politics - The Boston Globe
Posted 12/01/2013 12:15:44 EST
The "progressive" senators from Massachusetts, New York, Illinois, and California will never vote to close this loophole!
Comment on: Secretary Duncan speaks his mind, for once - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 11/22/2013 09:27:08 EST
I suggest that Duncan, the author and readers of this article read The Millionaire Next Door by Stanley. Financial success is achieved by much more than obtaining a "good" education or living in the more »
Comment on: Elizabeth Warren: The contender - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 11/21/2013 09:16:00 EST
Someone goes to a bank to arrange a mortgage so they can purchase a home. The terms of the loan are made clear. The borrower is a questionable credit. The property is of questionable value. Despite th more »
Comment on: JPMorgan, government near $13b settlement, AP source says - Business - The Boston Globe
Posted 11/19/2013 09:29:20 EST
sad and upsetting that this is not being settled in a court of law by a jury.
Comment on: From Nova Scotia with love: Bostonâs Christmas tree begins its odyssey to the Common - Metro - The Boston Globe
Posted 11/14/2013 09:47:51 EST
A Christmas tree, not a holiday tree? How un PC! Hopefully this language reflects the thinking of the new ownership.
Comment on: First lady wants people to drink more plain water - Politics - The Boston Globe
Posted 10/30/2013 09:49:33 EDT
A more appropriate headline would have been "Senator demands vote on Senators paying for their own health care".
Comment on: Letâs give Americans a raise - Opinion - The Boston Globe
Posted 10/30/2013 09:27:42 EDT
So, General Electric and other large corporations reduce contracts with sub-contractors and bring more manufacturing in house thereby negating the results of such a policy if adopted. Beware of uninte more »
Comment on: JP Morgan deal should be model for future settlements - Editorials - The Boston Globe
Posted 10/29/2013 02:30:00 EDT
JP Morgan should not have been given a choice. This case should have gone to trial.
Posted 10/29/2013 08:15:47 EDT
The fact remains that had there been no housing bubble none of the events that led to this action would have occurred, and for example, Washington Mutual would probably have remained an independent co more »
Comment on: Obama budget faces resistance from Elizabeth Warren, other New England Democrats - Politics - The Boston Globe
Posted 10/28/2013 10:25:21 EDT
Taxes on wages, all earned by the employee but, half payed by the employer are a little over 12% of covered payroll for the retirement portion of SS. For this, the retiree at age 65 receives approxim more »