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Mik Muller: DeSantis says no to Trump bailout

01-29-2024 3:40 PM

Republican Florida state Sen. Ileana Garcia is proposing a bill that would create the “Freedom Fighters Fund,” which would provide up to $5 million in support for a presidential candidate who faces a federal or state criminal trial. Florida Chief...


Columnist Daniel Cantor Yalowitz: Why does winning have to mean someone loses?

01-29-2024 6:00 AM

By DANIEL CANTOR YALOWITZ

“Winning is not everything, it’s the only thing.” — Vince Lombardi (1955)We live in an increasingly ultra-competitive world. In the U.S., our children are trained from an early age not only about determination, discipline and persistence, but also...


Ferd Wulkan: Lack of Senate support for Sanders bill a shame 

01-28-2024 8:00 PM

A full one percent of Gaza's population has been killed in the past three months.  If that same proportion were killed in the U.S., it would be three million Americans dead.  Is everyone outraged yet?  Our government is complicit in this brutality....


Columnist Susan Wozniak: Tracking my life through a small place

01-28-2024 4:00 PM

By SUSAN WOZNIAK

I have no idea when or why I decided that I wanted to live in Massachusetts. Maybe, it was its history, or, its intellectual reputation. Maybe, it was the beautiful photographs that graced the calendars that oil companies handed out. The ones printed...


As I See It: Ignorance, stupidity completely different

01-26-2024 5:00 PM

By JON HUER

American society is now facing a choice between capitalist democracy (if Democrats win) and fascist democracy (if Trump wins). Whichever side wins, both capitalists and fascists —as advertisers do — count on one cardinal weakness that is abundant...


Guest columnist William Lambers: Expand child tax credit to reduce hunger and poverty

01-26-2024 3:38 PM

By WILLIAM LAMBERSCongress can take action against hunger and poverty by bringing back the expanded child tax credit that was so successful in 2021. They can start by voting in favor of the bipartisan tax proposal put forward by Senate Finance...


My Turn: Preparing for Earth holiday: Imbolc

01-26-2024 8:58 AM

By JOHN WALTER

What is Imbolc? It is the day halfway between the winter solstice and the spring equinox.If the winter solstice represents the death of the year, then Imbolc represents the birth of the new year.In our country we give fancy to groundhogs and their...


My Turn: Lulled by culture’s unthinking vapidity

01-26-2024 8:58 AM

By ALAN HARRIS

Our Barnum and Bailey world gets more bizarre every day. Nothing astonishes. My core beliefs, however, are my guides. There’s always a higher way. There’s always a world where we know morality from apostasy, or renunciation of core beliefs.We’re...


My Turn: EMF bills put protection from growing exposure on the table

01-26-2024 8:58 AM

By JONATHAN MIRIN

It takes courage to be even a little ahead of the curve as an elected representative. We see this on the federal level, where typically bills are passed that are already law in many states.In the arena of safe technology — legislation that attempts to...


Amy MacKenzie: Safety of kids at risk on city’s roads

01-26-2024 8:56 AM

I am a school bus driver, one of several well-trained, dedicated individuals. When we get behind the wheel of a bus we are keenly aware of the extraordinary responsibility that we choose to accept. We are deeply committed to safely transport our kids,...


Reenie Grybko Clancy: More old-school words

01-26-2024 8:56 AM

Excellent My Turn “Old-school words” [Recorder, Dec. 30], Ms. Wosniak. May I add some more to the list and also how “old-school” folks like me (turning 81 this March) communicate? Remember fiddlesticks or oopsydaisy?Now let’s return to the era of...


My Turn: Inching toward zero carbon living

01-24-2024 9:08 PM

By NANCY HAZARD

As a person greatly concerned about our climate, I want to tell you my story of pursuing living more lightly on the Earth professionally and personally.In 1974 I was a “solar home” builder, then I became an employee of the Northeast Sustainable...


My Turn: Cost of child part of financial literacy

01-24-2024 5:14 PM

By JUDITH TRUESDELL

I usually skip over the Beacon Hill roll call page, but the headline on Jan. 20 caught my eye: “Students must take a financial literacy course,” proposed as a new requirement before graduation.“The components of the curriculum would include the...


My Turn: Dems need a border solution

01-24-2024 5:14 PM

By ANNE-LOUISE SMALLEN

Immigration is a serious problem for Democrats in the 2024 presidential election. As everything else in the country, it is polarized and lacks a middle road solution.Many Americans fear a return to Donald Trump’s policies of separating families or...


Christine Noyes: Vote Davis for Select Board in Orange

01-24-2024 5:11 PM

I am writing in support of Julie N. Davis for Select Board in the Feb. 5 town election in Orange. Julie’s commitment to the betterment of Orange is evident by her volunteer efforts with several town organizations. Due to her organizational and...


Tamara Grogan: Not so easy for refugees to get fuel assistance

01-24-2024 5:11 PM

I read the opinion piece “Fuel Assistance for Who?” [Recorder, Jan. 21] and respectfully disagree with its premise. I’ve tried to get fuel assistance (for Afghan refugees specifically). It’s hard! The application process asks for a lot of paperwork...


Robert Fairchild: Have we forgotten compassion?

01-24-2024 5:11 PM

It amazes me that someone can complain about fuel assistance to “refugees” and close out their letter asking how “cruel and unfair can human beings be to other human beings?” [“Fuel assistance for who?” Recorder, Jan. 21]. Does the writer not see the...


Guest columnist David Hernández: Climate, refugees, and the golden rule

01-23-2024 4:54 PM

By DAVID HERNÁNDEZ

Political hypocrisy is the norm for our times. One shameful example of partisan duplicity is the persistent xenophobic vilification of migrants and asylum seekers arriving to the United States in order to boost one’s political scorecard. Two repeat...


My Turn: The perfect retirement

01-23-2024 4:52 PM

By MICHAEL FLECK

Most people consider Secretariat to be the greatest racehorse who ever lived. If you watch the grainy YouTube video of his final race of the Triple Crown, you might not believe your eyes: He won that race by an astonishing 31 lengths, and his official...


Annette Pfannebecker: Congress must find solutions to stop death toll in Gaza 

01-23-2024 4:51 PM

Ten U.S. senators joined Sen. Bernie Sanders to pass Resolution 502B© under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961. This resolution simply asks the State Department for a report on human rights records of any country receiving U.S. military assistance....



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