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The transgender posse vs. Scarlett Johansson

July 18, 2018  •  The Boston Globe

SCARLETT JOHANSSON IS no stranger to left-wing pressure. In 2014, protesters demanded that she sever her ties to an Israeli company, SodaStream. Last year a racial interest group condemned her for playing the character Motoko in "Ghost in the Shell," a Hollywood remake of a Japanese classic.

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How the polling industry hurts itself

July 17, 2018  •  The Boston Globe

When Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy in June 2015, I began a column with this observation: "It speaks well of Republicans that most of them have no use for Donald Trump."

That didn't age well, did it?

In my defense, those words seemed perfectly true when I wrote them. According to polls at the time, 57 percent of Republicans had an unfavorable view of Trump. In fact, six out of 10 likely Republican voters said Trump was a candidate they would "never vote for."

Today, his approval among Republicans hovers near 90 percent.

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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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