Battenfeld: Michelle Wu says no ‘plan B’ for White Stadium if soccer proposal fails
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by Joe Battenfeld
4h ago
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu says she has no “plan B” for renovating Franklin Park’s White Stadium if a proposed soccer stadium fails – repeating a pattern of drawing a hard line in the sand over fierce neighborhood opposition. It’s the latest example of Wu’s go for broke governing style that has marked her first term and sometimes forced her to back down – like abandoning her plan to move the O’Bryant School to West Roxbury. It’s puzzling why Wu is sometimes seemingly afraid to handle the give and take of being a mayor and sometimes compromising to get her way. The 39-year-old mayor is extremely ..read more
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Lucas: Jake Auchincloss channeling JFK
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by Peter Lucas
7h ago
Jake Auchincloss could become the Jewish John F. Kennedy if he plays his cards right. He can own the anti-Jewish issue just as Kennedy owned the anti-Roman Catholic issue in 1960. Auchincloss, 36, is a progressive two-term Democrat Congressman from Newton who holds the fourth congressional seat once held by Joe Kennedy II and Joe Kennedy III, son and grandson of the late Robert F. Kennedy. He has Kennedy-like ambitions. JFK began his political career as a member of the U.S. House from Boston, later becoming a U.S. Senator and president in 1960. He ran at a time when there were serious concerns ..read more
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Graham: Why ‘Pine Tree’ flag flap doesn’t fly in N.E.
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by Michael Graham
9h ago
Politically active New Englanders and local history buffs were puzzled by The New York Times’ three-byline, in-depth story on Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito flying the historic Pine Tree Flag at his New Jersey beach house. According to the Times, the flag is a “provocative symbol” that may not “comport with his obligations as a justice.” However, for many New England residents, the Pine Tree Flag is a well-known icon, and pine tree symbolism is ubiquitous. Just ask the residents of Maine, aka “The Pine Tree State.” The Pine Tree Flag waves at the annual commemorations of the 1772 Pine ..read more
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Editorial: Morality is relative at International Criminal Court
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by Editorial
9h ago
The International Criminal Court has taken the dangerous concept of moral relativism to new depths. On Monday, the prosecutor for the ICC announced he will pursue criminal charges against top Israeli leaders for the Jewish state’s response to the Oct. 7 Hamas terror rampage. Karim Khan also said he would seek charges against Hamas officials for war crimes. The idea that the two sides are equally responsible for what has unfolded in recent months is an astonishing assertion that should deeply offend any observer with a workable moral compass. Israel seeks to preserve its existence against an en ..read more
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Furchtgott-Roth: Houston storms show downside of forced electrification
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by Diana Furchtgott-Roth/ The Heritage Foundation
9h ago
We live in a world with more and more devices that require charging, and nothing shows the downside of that better than the recent storm that hit Houston, where thousands of residents still lack power. Houstonians with electric stoves can’t cook, those with electric water heaters lack hot water – and those with electric cars can’t charge them. The range of an EV without electricity is zero. But President Joe Biden’s Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation are requiring that 70% of new cars and 25% of new trucks sold in 2032 be electric. Biden’s Energy Department has is ..read more
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Howie Carr: Kiss and tell at the Karen Read trial today
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by Howie Carr
18h ago
Almost all these Canton townies that we’ve seen so far have one thing in common: They need to get themselves into a good 12-step program. And they need to realize that they should never text when they could phone. The theme song for the testimony in the Karen Read murder trial in Dedham was, “Third Rate Romance, Low Rent Rendezvous.” Any number of embarrassing texts were read into the record Friday. But perhaps the most humiliating had to have been Karen Read’s to Brian “Butt Dial” Higgins, the 300-pound boozebag from, where else, Can-UHN. “You’re hot,” she texted him. Higgins, dumb as a rock ..read more
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Lowry: U.S. should militarize space ASAP
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by Rich Lowry
1d ago
“The stars will never be won by little minds,” observed the great science fiction writer Robert Heinlein. If we aren’t careful, though, they just might be won by the scheming minds of governments hostile to the United States. A notable recent New York Times piece reported that the “Pentagon is rushing to expand its capacity to wage war in space, convinced that rapid advances by China and Russia in space-based operations pose a growing threat to U.S. troops and other military assets on the ground and American satellites in orbit.” There are two things to be said about this — one, it’s about tim ..read more
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Editorial: U.S. joins moment of silence for ‘Butcher of Tehran’
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by Boston Herald editorial staff
1d ago
The Biden Administration had an opportunity to take a stand for moral clarity and against terrorism on the world stage earlier this week. It blew the chance, and instead joined members of the United Nations in honoring Ebrahim Raisi, former president of Iran, aka “The Butcher of Tehran” who died in a helicopter crash. At the request of Russia, China, and Algeria, representatives – including United States Deputy Ambassador to the U.N. Robert Wood – stood at the U.N. Security Council for a minute to honor Raisi Monday. It’s not as though the U.S. was unaware of Raisi’s track record. As Fox News ..read more
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Silverglate: Harvard needs overhaul to restore reputation
Boston Herald » Opinion
by Harvey Silverglate
1d ago
During my brief career as a journalist before I decided to become a lawyer, I learned two aphorisms of the trade. One was that dog-bites-man is not news, but man-bites-dog is a story. The second was that some people, institutions, and topics constitute “the gift that keeps on giving.” Harvard University is such a gift. Ever since Harvard’s former President Claudine Gay was done in by her inelegant testimony before the U. S. House of Representative’s Committee on Education and the Work Force, Harvard has been roiling more than at any time in recent memory. The only prior crisis that comes close ..read more
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Battenfeld: Joe Biden turning to dangerous rhetoric to deflect from his own weaknesses
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by Joe Battenfeld
2d ago
Joe Biden is again fueling divisive, hateful rhetoric among his supporters, saying Donald Trump is “unhinged” and must be stopped – in a deliberate strategy to deflect attention from his own mental deficits. “He’s only obsessed with one thing about losing in 2020,” Biden said of the former president during a Boston fundraiser Tuesday. “It unhinged him. I meant it. The guy’s a little unhinged.” And Trump critics say he is the one spewing hate speech. But the dangerous rhetoric is coming from Democrats, too, not just MAGA. “Trump and the MAGA Republicans are in disarray. It’s clear when he lost ..read more
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