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Saturday 09/20/2014
Column: Burning issue of the day? Statehood for D.C.
Posted: September 20, 2014

WASHINGTON -- The other day a few senators remembered they have rather well-paid jobs which they haven't bothered to show up to for weeks and held a hearing on a burning issue -- statehood for the District of Columbia.

Friday 09/19/2014
What's in a war? Obama's definition involves Republicans -- not bombs
Posted: September 19, 2014

Fighting a war is serious business.

Editorial: City housing program offers hope, risk
Posted: September 19, 2014

Lawrence Mayor Daniel Rivera knows that home ownership is key to ridding the inner city of what he calls "blight" -- abandoned or dilapidated homes, others stuck in foreclosure proceedings that make a sale or rehabilitation next to impossible.

Letter: Police chief should be able to reassign officers
Posted: September 19, 2014

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Letter: Remembering the victims of murder
Posted: September 19, 2014

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Column: Ebola chaos is contagious
Posted: September 19, 2014

Faced with a brutal and wily adversary, President Barack Obama on Tuesday ordered a scaled-up military assault. Not on terrorists in Syria, but Ebola in West Africa.

Thursday 09/18/2014
Editorial: NFL needs a new commissioner
Posted: September 18, 2014

The National Football League's poor handling of the now infamous domestic incident involving Baltimore Ravens player Ray Rice has sent the league spinning into damage control mode. It's clear that the NFL requires an enormous effort to regain its credibility, and that effort should start with new leadership at the top. 

Letter: Candidates for state senator should resign town posts
Posted: September 18, 2014

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Letter: Mary Immaculate is a valuable community resource
Posted: September 18, 2014

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Wednesday 09/17/2014
Letter: Thanks for support in primary campaign
Posted: September 17, 2014

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Letter: Shaheen has done much for New Hampshire
Posted: September 17, 2014

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Letter: Kuster drops ball on constituent services
Posted: September 17, 2014

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Letter: Final year of Shawsheen School prompts memories
Posted: September 17, 2014

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Posted: September 17, 2014

Blame game

Tuesday 09/16/2014
Editorial: A look at what others are saying
Posted: September 16, 2014

The following are excerpts of editorials from other newspapers across New England:

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Posted: September 16, 2014

Playing tricks?

Column: Russia's dangerous game keeps the West guessing
Posted: September 16, 2014

Ukrainian officials reported last Tuesday that Russian military personnel and equipment have been widely observed moving east and crossing the border back into Russia, leading many to speculate that the crisis was de-escalating. Thursday however, the European Union bloc of nations proceeded with the implementation of a new and more severe round of economic sanctions, which will be matched by and coordinated with America. Most significantly, this latest tightening of the screws will ban U.S. and European companies from all aspects of oil exploration in Russia's Arctic, deep seas, and shale formations, including the technology required for such exploration.

Monday 09/15/2014
Editorial: A look at what others are saying
Posted: September 15, 2014

The following are excerpts of editorials from other newspapers across New England:

Letter: Baker would better manage local aid
Posted: September 15, 2014

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Letter: We need to make our streets safer
Posted: September 15, 2014

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Letter: Some dams serve important function
Posted: September 15, 2014

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Posted: September 15, 2014

Minimum wage

Sunday 09/14/2014
Little comfort in Obama's poll-tested resolve to destroy 'ISIL'
Posted: September 14, 2014

I want to believe. I want to believe that President Obama wants to win a war even more than he wants to get a bounce in the polls to help Democrats hold at least one house of Congress in this fall’s mid-term elections.

Editorial: In public sector, no decision is too small to litigate
Posted: September 14, 2014

Back in 2004, Alan DeNaro was the new police chief in Haverhill. Taking charge of his new department, DeNaro made a personnel decision -- he transferred an officer from one assignment to another.

Anderson: Listening to lies, near and far
Posted: September 14, 2014

“Who’s behind Seth Moulton?” the announcer asks. “Moulton took money from a special-interest group that only funds Republicans. NRA-backed Republicans who voted to outlaw abortions, tea partyers who say they’ll end the Medicare guarantee. Seth Moulton’s special-interest friends gave nearly half a million to 67 Republicans but donated to just one politician who wants you to believe he’s a Democrat. Huh, what do they know that Seth Moulton won’t tell us?”

Column: A brief encounter with Fenton left a lifelong memory
Posted: September 14, 2014

Broad smiles and bitter tears intermingled by turns as the St. Augustine congregation remembered John E. Fenton Jr. during his recent funeral service. "How do you bury a giant?" the celebrant rhetorically asked the gathered mourners who were comprised of family, a lifetime supply of friends and more lawyers than were in attendance in any Massachusetts courthouse at that same hour. 

Your view: Letters to the editor
Posted: September 14, 2014

Haverhill should rethink trash plans

Saturday 09/13/2014
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Posted: September 13, 2014

Lost votes

Column: House GOP leaders hold tea party in check (for now)
Posted: September 13, 2014

The House Republican leadership appears to have forestalled for now any threat by the party's often fractious tea party forces to force a government shutdown to get their way on issues from immigration to the Export-Import Bank.

Friday 09/12/2014
Column: 20 years of making a difference
Posted: September 12, 2014

Sept. 12, 2014, marks the 20th anniversary of the "first AmeriCorps boots on the ground." Massachusetts has been there with AmeriCorps every step of the way. From the first swearing-in ceremony on the Boston Common on Sept. 12, 1994, to today when more than 3,000 AmeriCorps members serve every day in communities throughout the commonwealth. As the "birthplace of national service" Massachusetts has much to celebrate and recognize in the last 20 years.

Letter: Vacancy process has followed the law
Posted: September 12, 2014

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Letter: Just say no to Common Core
Posted: September 12, 2014

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Letter: Thank you to my supporters
Posted: September 12, 2014

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Thursday 09/11/2014
Editorial: Voters have real choices this fall
Posted: September 11, 2014

Tuesday's primaries have sorted out the fields and given voters in Massachusetts and New Hampshire several good races to ponder before the Nov. 4 general election.

Column: 9/11 museum visit inspires longing for lost civility
Posted: September 11, 2014

When many Americans heard about the opening of the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum, they had two words: Too soon.

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Posted: September 11, 2014

Blame Democrats

Wednesday 09/10/2014
Editorial: Some cheers, some jeers for recent newsmakers
Posted: September 10, 2014

Here's an enthusiastic CHEERS for anyone who voted in yesterday's primary election.

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Posted: September 10, 2014

Lost patience

Letter: Offering direction to those who are lost
Posted: September 10, 2014

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Letter: Clinic standards provoke thoughts on abortion
Posted: September 10, 2014

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Letter: Transparency needed in School Committee selection
Posted: September 10, 2014

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Tuesday 09/09/2014
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Posted: September 09, 2014

Easy MRI

Editorial: A look at what others are saying
Posted: September 09, 2014

The following are excerpts of editorials from other newspapers across New England:

Column: Putin's actions in Ukraine are an invasion, nothing less
Posted: September 09, 2014

In 1949, George Orwell published "Nineteen Eighty-Four," his famous portrait of a totalitarian regime whose "Ministry of Truth" spews rank propaganda called "Newspeak" that turns historical facts on their head.

Monday 09/08/2014
Editorial: A look at what others are saying
Posted: September 08, 2014

The following are excerpts of editorials from other newspapers across New England:

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Posted: September 08, 2014

No comparison

Letter: Procrastination does not make good foreign policy
Posted: September 08, 2014

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Column: Kremlin aggression recalls cold war -- and challenges NATO
Posted: September 08, 2014

The overt invasion of Ukraine by Russia's army, after months of covert aid to rebel forces, has generated the most serious crisis in Europe since the Balkan wars of the 1990s -- and perhaps since World War II. NATO has an obligation to respond skillfully, while trying to avoid direct combat with Russian forces -- if possible.

Sunday 09/07/2014
Editorial: Islamic State must pay a high price for murdering Americans
Posted: September 07, 2014

In 1904, a Moroccan bandit named Ahmed ibn Muhammad Raisuli kidnapped a Greek-American, Ion Perdicaris, and demanded payment of a ransom.

 

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