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Anthony Kennedy answered tough questions. Judge Kavanaugh should, too

July 11, 2018  •  The Boston Globe

ARTICLE II, SECTION 2 of the Constitution requires the president to "nominate . . . by and with the advice and consent of the Senate . . . judges of the Supreme Court." With his nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy, President Trump has done his part. But if recent experience is any guide, the Senate has no intention of doing its part.

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70 years ago, Mayor Humphrey changed the Democratic Party

July 8, 2018  •  The Boston Globe

THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY is sharply divided these days, split between its liberal establishment and a zealous left-wing insurgency. The rift dominated Democratic politics in the last presidential campaign, when Hillary Clinton, despite her iron grip on the Democratic National Committee, faced an exuberant primary challenge from Senator Bernie Sanders. The latest evidence of the fault line running through the party came on June 26, when primary voters in Queens, N.Y., rejected longtime congressman Joe Crowley, the fourth-ranking House Democrat, in favor of newcomer Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

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The businessman in the cassock

June 24, 2018  •  The Boston Globe

IF YOU were looking for someone to successfully manage a promising company, it would be hard to find a candidate with a better array of credentials and know-how than Andrew Bushell.

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The cynical 'millionaires tax' didn't fool the SJC

June 20, 2018  •  The Boston Globe

SHED NO TEARS for the "millionaires tax" ballot initiative, which the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court struck down on Monday. From the outset, the initiative was a cynical ploy to get voters to do something they have repeatedly rejected — replacing the state's flat-rate income tax with a system of graduated tax brackets. But nobody was fooled by the ruse, least of all the SJC.

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Leave Google alone

June 17, 2018  •  The Boston Globe

SHOULD THE GOVERNMENT break up Google, as it broke up Standard Oil and AT&T, for being a monopoly too big to tolerate? Let's consider that question as we take a stroll down memory lane.

•In March 1998, Fortune Magazine chronicled the rise of a mighty tech giant, an online powerhouse it described as "the biggest star in the Internet cosmos." The headline on the piece: "How Yahoo! Won The Search Wars." So popular and wealthy had Yahoo! become, Fortune noted, that "some people say it's the next American Online."

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