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A Clinton vs. Bush race? Again?
Democracies and dynasties don't mix

October 29, 2014  •  The Boston Globe

JEB BUSH'S son, George P. Bush, told ABC News the other day that his father will "more than likely" run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. The former Florida governor's other son, Jeb Bush Jr., told The New York Times that the extended Bush clan and its key allies "are getting fired up" about the prospect of a run for the White House by yet another member of the celebrated political family.

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Same-sex weddings, and the right not to perform them

October 26, 2014  •  The Boston Globe

ON OCTOBER 7, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Idaho's ban on same-sex marriage. On Oct. 15, county clerks in the state for the first time issued marriage licenses to gay and lesbian couples.

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In politics, patience isn't overrated – but loyalty often is

October 22, 2014  •  The Boston Globe

OVER ON the Metro page, my Boston Globe colleague Yvonne Abraham coaxed the Massachusetts gubernatorial hopefuls into taking the Proust Questionnaire, a survey of personality and values regularly featured in Vanity Fair magazine. The responses she received from Republican Charlie Baker, Democrat Martha Coakley, and independents Evan Falchuk and Jeff McCormick weren't as daring as those of some of the luminaries who have submitted to the questionnaire over the years, but they were more revealing than you might have expected from political candidates with an election scant weeks away.

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A logic gap on the 'gender gap'

October 15, 2014  •  The Boston Globe

ARE YOU voting for Charlie Baker for governor, sweetheart? He's been trying hard to win your support, in part through the familiar technique of highlighting those who support him already. For if there's one thing the Republican gubernatorial candidate wants you to know, it's that plenty of women do indeed support him.

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Wrong sperm, right baby. Why the lawsuit?

October 12, 2014  •  The Boston Globe

JENNIFER CRAMBLETT of Uniontown, Ohio, is the mother of an adorable 2-year-old girl named Payton, whom she and her partner call a "dream come true" and love with all their heart. "She's made us the people that we are," Cramblett says. "Never trade it for the world."

If that's the case, Payton will doubtless wonder once she's old enough to Google her own name, why did Cramblett sue the Chicago-area sperm bank that enabled her to get pregnant with her wonderful daughter? Why did she demand tens of thousands of dollars as compensation for breach of warranty and for what the lawsuit calls Payton's "wrongful birth?"

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