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Matt Damon Wants School Choice for He, but Not for Thee

Left-wing Hollywood star and supposed man of the people Matt Damon is banging the drum for the rejection of school choice in his new documentary, even as his kids attend private school. According to the Boston Globe, Damon attended a...Show More Summary

America's Slow-Motion Military Coup

Authored by Stephen Kinzer via The Boston Globe, In a democracy, no one should be comforted to hear that generals have imposed discipline on an elected head of state. That was never supposed to happen in the United States. Now it has. Among the most enduring political images of the 20th century was the military junta. Show More Summary

Boston Red Sox now said to have used a Fitbit in elaborate sign stealing ploy, not Apple Watch

Earlier this month, a detailed report described an elaborate, Apple Watch-based scheme set up by the Boston Red Sox to steal signs in numerous games. Now, however, Boston Globe reporter Nick Cafardo says it wasn’t actually an Apple Watch, but rather a Fitbit device… more…

Report Says Red Sox Used Fitbit, Not Apple Watch, in Sign-Stealing Scheme

The Score: The device used by the Boston Red Sox in their infamous sign-stealing controversy has been revealed as a Fitbit product, according to a major-league source of Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. Though Fitbits are used as aShow More Summary

26 Boston schools near state "underperforming" status

Twenty-six Boston schools with poor standardized test scores are at risk of being declared "underperforming" by the state. The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/2f5cZOS ) reports that the schools were identified in … Click to Continue »

'We’re going to protect our Dreamers': San Jose first city to sue Trump over DACA

A recent Boston Globe tally found that Donald Trump has been sued “ nearly three times more than his three most recent predecessors combined”—and lawsuits concerning his cowardly decision to end DACA are among those quickly piling up...Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls. Warren: 'We can't fight opioid crisis without adequate health care'

This op-ed by Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts first appeared in the Boston Globe and subsequently in CommonDreams: We can’t fight the opioid crisis without adequate health care : The opioid epidemic touches every family in every corner of the Commonwealth. Show More Summary

Americans Should Have Given Up on Pro Football Long Before Colin Kaepernick Saga

“It’s about time.” That was my reaction to the great Boston Globe columnist Renee Graham’s recent declaration that she would no longer watch the National Football League in the aftermath of the screwjob the league has apparently pulled on Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers star who’s being treated like a 1950s Hollywood screenwriter... Read more »

Marking Where Dr. Joseph Warren Lived

Last weekend the Boston Globe ran a story about a proposal to mark the site of Dr. Joseph Warren’s house in Boston, depicted here. And where is that spot? As Charles Bahne determined for Warren biographer Samuel Forman a few years back, Warren’s house is under City Hall Plaza. Show More Summary

The Critics Ate Ramen, Pizza, and Cheese Plates This Week

At Amateras, Semolina Kitchen & Bar, and Atwood’s Tavern Ramen Done Right Catherine Smart visits Amateras for her latest piece in The Boston Globe. The ramen-focused restaurant has a simple menu with soup, cold appetizers, and mini rice bowls. Show More Summary

Boston Globe Front Page Gives Sen. Warren a Hillary-Style Religious Aura, Skips Abortion

The humanizing (or spiritualizing) of liberal favorite Sen. Elizabeth Warren continues apace, as reporter Victoria McGrane employed the Hillary Clinton handbook, on the front page of Sunday’s Boston Globe. It’s the latest example of “sudden respect” for religion in the liberal press. Show More Summary

Officially retired, Anquan Boldin reportedly has lingering interest in the Patriots

Receiver Anquan Boldin abruptly retired last month. But it doesn’t necessarily mean he’s completely done with football. Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports that Boldin and the Patriots had mutual interest before he signed with the Bills — and that Boldin “remains intrigued” by the possibility of playing for the Patriots. Because Boldin is [more]

13-Year Old Runs for Vermont Governor

“A candidate for governor in Vermont is too young to vote, but he’s not too young to run,” the Boston Globe reports. “Thirteen-year-old Ethan Sonneborn tells the Burlington Free Press that he can run because Vermont is one of two [....

The Critics Ate ‘Deliciously Fresh’ Stir-Fry, Cuban Spring Rolls, and ‘Decked Out’ Ice Cream This Week

At Honeygrow, Cunard Tavern, and Honeycomb Creamery Al Dente Delights The Boston Globe’s Ellen Bhang stopped by Honeygrow’s Fenway location, a 45-seat haven for salads and stir-fries. Rather than handing off a bowl of raw ingredients...Show More Summary

The Obamas are rumored to be looking at Caroline Kennedy’s property in Martha’s Vineyard, which could cost up to $27 million

Now that they've got their home base in Washington, DC, the Obamas are reportedly looking to Martha's Vineyard for a new vacation home. According to the Boston Globe, rumors are swirling that the former president and his family are house-hunting...Show More Summary

Should We Fear an Amazon Monopoly on Healthy Food? 

By JASON CHUNG   Two months ago, I wrote about the potential impact of the Amazon purchase of Whole Foods on grocery prices.  Both here and in the Boston Globe, I hoped and predicted that Amazon would use its famed distribution network to drive down prices on the healthy and organic foodstuffs that made Whole Foods famous. I’m

Boston airport to start charging fliers arriving, leaving by car?

The Boston Globe reports the study is part of an agreement between the Port Authority and an environmental group. It's expected to be completed by 2019.        

Airport may charge drivers to pick up or drop off friends and family

The Boston Globe says the Massachusetts Port Authority has agreed to study imposing a fee on drivers coming and going from Logan International Airport.        

Ever Closer Disunion

Here, for some Monday cheer, is historian Niall Ferguson, writing in the Boston Globe and anticipating a “systemic crisis”: Regardless of who is president of the United States, the crisis is coming. The networked world born in Silicon...Show More Summary

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