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Governor Baker Saturday announced a $91 billion increase in funding for education in the next school year, which constitutes the opening salvo in the annual Beacon Hill education funding battles. Funding increases are certainly welcome, but its … more
Federal cabinet positions are really no place for amateurs and/or those whose special interests may be counter to the best interests of the country at large. The Donald Trump cabinet contains examples of both, and the effort of friendly Republican … more
In his Inauguration Address Friday, President Donald Trump painted a Dystopian picture of America as it is and contrasted it with the Reaganesque "City On A Hill" that it will become. The difference is in the details, and with Mr. Trump, whose … more
The peaceful transition of power, symbolized by the inauguration of Donald Trump as president, is one of the glories of American democracy. Today's ceremony is accompanied by palpable anxiety.The inauguration of any new president brings with it a … more
Pittsfield needs a Trust Act, one that works well for both immigrants and law enforcement officers. The law currently before the Human Rights Commission may become that Trust Act but it is not there yet.The Pittsfield Trust Act would bar any city … more
Eversource's argument that because it has improved some of its services it should be allowed to hit residential customers with an increase of about $11 on an average monthly bill isn't impressing Attorney General Maura Healey and it shouldn't … more
With the United States days away of heading down an uncertain new path, Great Britain is embarking upon a potentially perilous journey of its own. British Prime Minister Theresa May Tuesday rejected what she described as "half-out, half-in" measures … more
Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean had some good political advice for millennials when he spoke at Williams College last week that applies to many Americans: Get involved.Speaking at a packed Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall, the governor warned that … more
It is impossible to look at the first Martin Luther King, Jr. Day since the November elections outside the context of the man who will be sworn in as president of the United States on Friday.Donald Trump exploited and inflamed America's racism … more
President Obama's declaration in his farewell address Tuesday night that he rejected discrimination against Muslim-Americans drew a particularly loud standing ovation from supporters in Chicago. It's not that there were an inordinately large number … more
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