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  • Comment on: The Boston lockdown: safety or overkill? - Boston.comment - Boston.com

    Posted 04/24/2013 12:39:17 EDT

    I can't say it better than Ms. Rosenbaum above, so in due deference:  "It was a tool – a tactical move. The police did not order us to stay in our houses – they requested it, and we complied, not more »

  • Comment on: Grow jobs and shrink government - The Boston Globe

    Posted 08/18/2010 05:34:41 EDT

    A few thoughts: 1. A rather outrageous claim that every step the President has taken has lengthened and deepened the recession. Don't think any President in history has ever had that much clout, and s more »

  • Comment on: 'Losses piling up lately for area’

    Posted 08/17/2010 10:16:47 EDT

    I'm with all of you who feel no sympathy for the scalpers. Under the concept of the "market", scalping is treated as a legitimate business. But that's crap. The only "service" that scalpers and ticket more »

  • Comment on: 'Need text therapy?'

    Posted 08/15/2010 03:01:44 EDT

    Cynic writes (and, I hope, facetiously): "How many freedoms are we willing to give up because someone might get hurt?" Perhaps Cynic is parodying that very argument, but it emerges sooner or later. Oh more »

  • Comment on: 'Judge overturns Calif. gay marriage ban'

    Posted 08/04/2010 06:20:40 EDT

    A good day for humanity. A bad day for bigotry. I'd encourage anyone who still believes that there is something moral, ethical, or even pragmatic about denying gay couples this most fundamental and na more »

  • Comment on: 'Failure to communicate'

    Posted 05/19/2010 01:30:55 EDT

    We all need to be wary of sweeping generalizations: One reader claims that students no longer read demanding literature in high school; my 11th grade students have read Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, Wh more »

  • Comment on: Republicans’ shameless senior moment - The Boston Globe

    Posted 09/04/2009 03:33:22 EDT

    Given the complexity of the health care issue, there is plenty to take on in reasoned and informed discussion. The use of gross exaggeration, the perpetuation of myths, and the fear-mongering are sham more »

  • Comment on: In AP effort, students soar - and teachers unions flunk - The Boston Globe

    Posted 08/28/2009 12:43:46 EDT

    I've taught public high school for 15 years and am a proud member of my local association, the MTA, and the NEA. I am not opposed to incentives for better quality teaching--though the vast majority of more »

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