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2014
 
Dec 11, 2014

Good will can wait
Dec 4, 2014

Legislative pay raises unwise, unconstitutional
Nov 27, 2014 Waking up, and other things for which to be thankful
Nov 20, 2014 Plenty to be unthankful for this year
Nov 13, 2014 Shedding tears of relief after midterm elections
Nov 6, 2014 One for the win column
Oct 30, 2014

Surviving the scary season

Oct 26, 2014 Ballot questions are your shot at pure democracy
Oct 16, 2014 An election season that calls for anger
Oct 12, 2014 Will another futile independent hand the 6th District to the Democrats?
Oct 2, 2014 Independent candidates: What’s the point?
Sep 28, 2014 Taking issue with 'women's' issues
Sep 18, 2014 Defending barbarians, remembering Roosevelt
Sep 11, 2014 Listening to lies, near and far
Sep 4, 2014 Election season, the most wonderful time of the year
Aug 28, 2014 Happy Labor Day to the kind of workers America needs
Aug 24, 2014 With this summer's reading, it's tough to separate fact from fiction
Aug 14, 2014 A columnist's American story
Aug 7, 2014 Summer reading, both breezy and foreboding
Jul 31, 2014 Hurry up! Another last-minute frenzy at the Statehouse
Jul 24, 2014 When numbers overwhelm compassion
Jul 17, 2014 Story of imperiled America needs big screen
Jul 10, 2014 Searching for a new gender in wake of Supreme Court backlash
Jul 3, 2014 Exploring patriotism in 2014
Jun 26, 2014 I read the news today; why can’t they?
Jun 19, 2014 Home, again
Jun 5, 2014

Checking in on Massachusetts: gun controls, welfare and more

May 29, 2014 A debt to our veterans goes unpaid
May 22, 2014 Some solutions to last week's fears
May 15, 2014 Something to fear for new graduates
May 8, 2014 On global warming, natural disasters and plastic bags
May 1, 2014 Cliven Bundy, Donald Sterling and race
Apr 24, 2014 Standoff in the new Old West
Apr 17, 2014 Something for everyone at Tea Party rally
Apr 10, 2014 A 'happy, healthy life' for friend and fowl
Apr 3, 2014 Is Obamacare failure through incompetence, or by design?
Mar 27, 2014 The doomed-economy weight-loss plan
Mar 20, 2014 Our sense of cosmic wonder lives on
Mar 13, 2014 The mystery behind Common Core
Mar 6, 2014 Apart from that, Mr. Lincoln, how do you like the GOP platform?
Feb 27, 2014 There's more to fear than fear itself
Feb 20, 2014 Birthday thoughts, from Bode to Barack
Feb 13, 2014 How about a health care break for small businesses, too?
Feb 6, 2014 Inviting everyone to America
Jan 30, 2014 The state of the speeches
Jan 22, 2014 Learning economic, environmental lessons the hard way
Jan 16, 2014

Thank you, Mother Nature...

Jan 9, 2014

No, we have never been able to get along

Jan 1, 2014

Global warming expedition stuck in ice ... hmmmm

 
2013
 
Dec 24, 2013 A reluctant convert to the sock monkey craze
Dec 18, 2013 No reason for conservative infighting
Dec 11, 2013 Citizen initiatives stir hope
Dec 4, 2013 'Christmas will come anyhow'
Nov 27, 2013 Thankful for the gift of books
Nov 20, 2013 Moody's blues: 'Too big to fail' back for another round
Nov 13, 2013 Taxing times on Beacon Hill
Nov 6, 2013 Paying the piper on Obamacare
Oct 30, 2013 Be afraid, America
Oct 23, 2013 Idle thoughts while waiting for the (electric) man
Oct 16, 2013 The shutdown — comedy or tragedy?
Oct 9, 2013 Another threat to Prop. 2½
Oct 2, 2013 The shutdown's real battle
Sep 29, 2013 Train wreck ahead; better get off the tracks
Sep 18, 2013 What real 'conservatism' stands for
Sep 12, 2013 Taking the initiative no easy task
Sep 4, 2013 Obama's approach to Syria unites Americans — in opposition
Aug 28, 2013 Labor Day is a time to reflect on workers and welfare
Aug 25, 2013 Lemonade stand offers lesson in basics of capitalism
Aug 14, 2013 Barry Goldwater and optimism
Aug 7, 2013 The spirit of resistance, one sticker at a time
Jul 31, 2013 Drifting apart on a sea of choices
Jul 24, 2013 Drowning in a sea of choices
Jul 21, 2013 Hazy days on Beacon Hill: Anyone seen a budget?
Jul 10, 2013

A great vacation ... almost everyone survived

Jul 3, 2013

'We Americans are all about freedom'

Jun 26, 2013 Swinging summertime thoughts
Jun 19, 2013 Big Brother, 2013 style: Can we believe anyone?
Jun 10, 2013 Remembering allies, friends
Jun 5, 2013 My favorite summer destination is my backyard
May 30, 2013 Turn to the Founding Fathers to solve immigration problem
May 22, 2013 Draining the swamp
May 15, 2013 'Overwhelmed' by the week's news
May 9, 2013 Tra la, it’s May — time to shop before taxes go up
May 1, 2013 The zenith of absurdity
Apr 24, 2013 Winslow the best kind of 'professional' politician
Apr 18, 2013 Unburdening the next generation
Apr 11, 2013 Happy Tax Month
Apr 3, 2013 On Beacon Hill, taxes and April fools
Mar 27, 2013 A 'brush fire of liberty' in Peabody
Mar 20, 2013 Opening a Pandora's box in Cyprus
Mar 13, 2013 Could Rand Paul spark an American Spring?
Mar 6, 2013 With spring comes hope
Feb 27, 2013 Firsthand look shows secure border to be a myth
Feb 20, 2013 Washington, Obama and 'low-information' voters
Feb 14, 2013 Troubles on a usually carefree birthday week
Feb 6, 2013 Welfare reform, again
Jan 30, 2013 The Golden Age of golden voices
Jan 23, 2013 Won't get fooled again
Jan 16, 2013 More transportation money? Fool me once ...
Jan 9, 2013 'You don't get anything for it'
Jan 3, 2013 Overreaching government still a concern
 
2012
 
Dec 27, 2012

'Wicked' thoughts and the debt limit

Dec 23, 2012 As the old world ends, it's up to us to shape the new one
Dec 13, 2012 Santa meets the fiscal cliff
Dec 5, 2012 What about the Bay State's fiscal cliff?
Nov 28, 2012 Finding a new villain
Nov 21, 2012 Standing up for Israel
Nov 14, 2012 From anger to a plan for the Republican Party
Nov 7, 2012 'The alarm bells start to ring'
Oct 31, 2012 Thoughts on a frightening season
Oct 24, 2012 Remembering McGovern, pondering ballot questions
Oct 18, 2012 Minding the gender gap
Oct 13, 2012 The three types of candidates, voters
Oct 11. 2012 Taking stock of the ballot questions
Oct 3, 2012 Tierney and his lying flyers
Sep 26, 2012 Uninformed voters? At least, do no harm
Sep 19, 2012 The generally confused vs. the inexcusably stupid
Sep 11, 2012 What's left?
Sep 6, 2012 The clock is ticking
Aug 29, 2012 Silly season, serious issues
Aug 22, 2012 Suspending the rules — of reality
Aug 15, 2012 VP pick spurs optimism
Aug 9, 2012 Admiring excellence on display
Aug 2, 2012 Looking back at the legislative session, looking forward to the Olympics
Jul 25, 2012 No drama but no debate, either
Jul 21, 2012 A little advice for Mitt: Let Romney be Romney
Jun 11, 2012 Every vote matters
Jul 5, 2012 ObamaCare ruling: Down the rabbit hole
Jun 27, 2012

Previous rulings stir skepticism of Supreme Court's ability to resolve major issues

Jun 22, 2012 California safari prompts fantasies of Africa
May 31, 2012 Home's value determined by what tax assessors say it's worth
May 24, 2012 Memorial Day 2012 — Freedom is product of our veterans' sacrifice
May 17, 2012 Your tax dollars at work: Phony IRS refunds for illegals
May 11, 2012 Speaking one's mind at town meeting a sacred freedom
May 3, 2012 For government, consumers: Borrowing's OK if done in moderation
Apr 26, 2012 Taxes: Elizabeth Warren's hypocrisy is showing
Apr 20, 2012 EBT abuse is no joke
Apr 11, 2012 Tea Party movement changing, but need for fiscal responsibility a constant
Apr 5, 2012 A better mousetrap just in time
Mar 29, 2012 Talk of another draft has this activist up in arms
Mar 23, 2012 Beware Beacon Hill's charge of tax-and-spenders' brigade
Mar 15, 2012 'Game Change' a rich, rewarding film
Mar 8, 2012 Many issues, but sex should not be one of them
Mar 1, 2012 Romney tax plan offers best means of getting economy on the right track
Feb 24, 2012 Washington's ideals replaced by 'Government Man's' largess
Feb 16, 2012 Music by Whitney, Adele part of the soundtrack of our lives
Feb 8, 2012 Speedy RMV visit leaves less time for reading
Feb 1, 2012 Gov. Patrick: 'Don't Let Them Eat Cake'
Jan 26, 2012 With GOP field in disarray, maybe it's time to take the plunge
Jan 19, 2012 Learning to deal with bullying, name-calling an important part of growing up
Jan 11, 2012 Look for Dems to play the 'racist' card
Jan 5, 2012

Why some of us are happy; others, not so much

 
2011
 
Dec 29, 2011 Looking from, toward 'a highly unstable year'
Dec 21, 2011 Holidays good time to put troubles out of sight, if not out of mind
Dec 15, 2011

Coalition offers thanks for Bill of Rights, chairman's timing

Dec 8, 2011 Wanted: An honest Republican candidate who can beat Obama
Nov 30, 2011 Looking ahead: Liberty essential to keeping country on the right track  [Second of Two Parts]
Nov 26, 2011 Enjoying best of times, but what of the future?  [First of Two Parts]
Nov 16, 2011

Friend, fellow activist provides perspective on D.C.'s deficit debate

Nov 10, 2011

Greek tragedy holds lessons for US

Nov 3, 2011 Flat tax works here and makes sense for rest of the nation
Oct 27, 2011 There's a difference between being scared and being afraid
Oct 20, 2011 Don't be fooled by those myths about Mitt
Oct 16, 2011

'Occupy' protesters should get over their envy of the rich

Oct 5, 2011

NJ's Gov. Christie would make a great president, in 8 years

Sep 30, 2011 Fewer, simpler choices at farmers market just fine
Sep 24, 2011 Petitions — some good, some bad — headed for the ballot in 2012
Sep 15, 2011 Unlike apples in Eden, jobs here don't grow on trees
Sep 8, 2011 Still recovering from son's trip across 'loneliest road in America'
Sep 1, 2011 Why the hesitation in dealing with the illegal immigration problem?
Aug 24, 2011 Flying JetBlue to discover butterfly effect at class reunion
Aug 11, 2011 Has your summer been downgraded yet?
Aug 4, 2011 Taking the world as it is
Jul 28, 2011

The battle on the debt limit has been fought before

Jul 23, 2011 Boston Globe Debt ceiling crisis: How did we get here?
Jul 21, 2011 Trip to Beverly helps fulfill dream of foreign travel
Jul 13, 2011 Obama said it best: 'America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership'
Jul 7, 2011 History dominates this summer's reading list
Jun 29, 2011

A republic well into its third century certainly worth celebrating

Jun 22, 2011

Voters need only look in mirror for source of Statehouse corruption

Jun 18, 2011

On Beacon Hill or at Abbot Hall, best to hold onto your wallet

Jun 9, 2011 Film shows U.S. economy on the precipice: What's next?
Jun 3, 2011

In Marblehead, if money's there, School Department will spend it

May 26, 2011

Medicare costs threaten to make a mess of the future

May 19, 2011

GOP presidential candidates have pluses and minuses, but are better than what we've got

May 12, 2011

May's silly talk of higher taxes could become reality in July

May 5, 2011

Mom would have appreciated events of the last few days

Apr 27, 2011

Budget debate will test Legislature's mettle

Apr 22, 2011 Tax Week, 'Atlas' still resonates on film
Apr 13, 2011 Tax Week, 'Atlas Shrugged' premiere bound to spark revolutionary ideas
Apr 6, 2011 Where's the outrage over Bay State's health care giveaway?
Mar 31, 2011

Lots to ponder in fascinating book on giant squid

Mar 26, 2011 In March, hope of reform springs eternal
Mar 16, 2011 Quakes, meltdowns could all happen here
Mar 9, 2011 Mitt's 'can do' attitude just want country needs right now
Mar 3, 2011 Proposed budget cuts amount to pizza without the pepperoni
Feb 23, 2011 The revolution at home
Feb 17, 2011 In Egypt as in Greece, path to democracy can be treacherous
Feb 9, 2010 After harsh winter, spring's arrival will be that much sweeter
Feb 2, 2011 What makes sense on Beacon Hill sounds crazy to the rest of us
Jan 26, 2011

Governor can use crisis to create real change

Jan 19, 2011

MLK knew what it was like to live under government's yoke

Jan 13, 2011

No escaping predictable liberal accusations in wake of shootings

Jan 5, 2011

Things to worry about in 2011 go beyond the price of gas

 
2010
 
Dec 31, 2010

Time for a blizzard of thoughts

Dec 23, 2010 Encouraging signs in season of hope
Dec 16, 2010 Pete Peters: Some millionaires have more than money to offer government
Dec 9, 2010 Role reversal — Now it's the son teaching mom how to eat healthy
Dec 1, 2010

Bay State voters just won't let go of corrupt status quo

Nov 24, 2010 Variety the spice for Thanksgiving celebration
Nov 20, 2010 Deficit Reduction Commission playing a fool's game
Nov 12, 2010

Change is in the air, except for here

Nov 6, 2010 Political activist must speak many languages
Oct 27, 2010 Tea party activists learning to use their brooms
Oct 21, 2010 Obama, Democrats happy playing voters for fools
Oct 14, 2010 Good idea, bad execution: Repeal Chapter 40B
Oct 9, 2010 Debates, not campaign ads, best way to gauge the candidates
Oct 2, 2010 Send state, municipal officials a message: Vote yes on Question 3
Sep 23, 2010 Random thoughts while looking forward to 'Revolution 2010'
Sep 16, 2010 Baker the only candidate promising not to raise your taxes
Sep 9, 2010 This independent voter will choose GOP ballot next Tuesday
Sep 2, 2010 These dark tales help lift gloom of modern life
Apr 25, 2010 Mosque controversy won't soon be forgotten
Aug 18, 2010 On second thought, maybe it would better if we kept our money
Aug 11, 2010 A modest proposal — Let tax cuts expire, stop spending and pay off our deficit
Aug 4, 2010 Distress signals came from Beacon Hill, Buzzards Bay
Jul 28, 2010 Sadly, government can't seem to get anything right
Jul 22, 2010

Gala evening featured music, straight talk and patriotism

Jul 15, 2010 Summer thoughts turn to ocean breezes, tax repeal
Jul 8, 2010 A healthy dose of optimism on the Fourth
Jul 1, 2010 Why must our military be polite in dealing with politicians?
Jun 23, 2010 Witchcraft as good a solution as any to plugging hole in the Gulf
Jun 17, 2010 Dad would have enjoyed this tea party
Jun 9, 2010 How about teaching a little respect for public property?
Jun 3, 2010 Seeking a cure for override fever in Marblehead
May 27, 2010 Death Valley provides not-so-cool respite from political wars
May 8, 2010 Anti-discrimination 'bathroom bill' wrong way to advance a good cause
May 1, 2010 Real reform won't come until higher taxes are off the table
Apr 22, 2010 Baker has the experience and temperament for the corner office
Apr 15, 2010 Some thoughts on the definition of patriotism
Apr 7, 2010

'Tax Freedom Day' later here than in most other states

Mar 31, 2010 Disagreement comes naturally to patriotic Americans
Mar 26, 2010 Little to cheer in Big Government's latest triumph
Mar 17, 2010 Beware the Ides of March — and a vote for Obama's health care bill
Mar 11, 2010 Plenty of cause for taxpayer outrage these days
Mar 4, 2010 Time to let terminally ill die on their own terms
Feb 25, 2010 Disappointed by Brown's vote on jobs bill
Feb 18, 2010 Ah, February, so full of joy
Feb 10, 2010 Maybe we'll wake up in 2012 and discover the Obama years were just a bad dream
Feb 6, 2010 Brown win has liberals seeing red, feeling blue
Jan 30, 2010 Taking responsibility for one's own health key to making reform work
Jan 21, 2010 Tuesday's results may herald 'new American Revolution'
Jan 16, 2010

Coakley's failure to do right by Amiraults makes her poor choice for Senate

Jan 7, 2010 Resolve to be politically aware this year
 
2009
 
Dec 31, 2009 Choosing root canal over Congress
Dec 23, 2009 Yearning for peace, freedom and a better world spans the millennia
Dec 16, 2009 Spend, Big Government, as you will; I'll keep my Christmas merry still
Dec 9, 2009 Not yet ready to board the global-warming bandwagon
Dec 3, 2009 Creator looks down and wonders
Nov 26, 2009 Critical vote on Senate seat
Nov 19, 2009 If government can torture them, it can torture you
Nov 12, 2009 How Pelosi pulled a fast one on pro-life lobby
Nov 5, 2009 This Halloween had equal measure of tricks and treats
Oct 2009 - #5 Evil, greed continue to haunt corridors of power
Oct 2009 - #4 Lawmakers have some unfinished business before holiday break
Oct 2009 - #3 Some musings on taxes, peace prizes and health reform
Oct 2009 - #2 Free-spending Democrats make strong case for GOP gains in 2010
Oct 2009 - #1 Cyberbabble: Don't believe everything you see on the Internet
Sep 2009 - #4 Petitions, both serious and silly, seek spot on 2010 ballot
Sep 2009 - #3 Stop all the arguing and embrace 'Oh!BarbaraCare'
Sep 2009 - #2 Remembering a friend: EMC's Dick Egan
Sep 2009 - #1 Two long phone calls later, still seeking answers from Tierney
Aug 2009 - #4 Summertime and the livin' is only OK
Aug 2009 - #3 Note to Tierney: Not everyone's crazy about Obamacare
Aug 2009 - #2 Another casualty of the region's phone wars
Aug 2009 - #1 Teachable moments found in Washington and around the corner
Jul 2009 - #4

Percentage of tax supporters adds up

Jul 2009 - #3 On zoos, real and legislative
Jul 2009 - #2 A swift kick is what they really deserve
Jul 2009 - #1 Overreaching Democrats threaten the America we know and love
Jun 2009 - #4 Support for national health insurance hard to fathom
Jun 2009 - #3 Climbing debt and deficit energize taxpayer advocates
Jun 2009 - #2 Omnibus bill could address road hazards young and old
Jun 2009 - #1 Lost in Obamaland
May 2009 - #5 Governor asked; I answered — 'No new taxes!'
May 2009 - #4 Hold onto your wallets, it's going to be an expensive ride
May 2009 - #3 Many modes of communicating made for Mother's Day mess
May 2009 - #2 Kemp passing brings back memories of campaigns and causes past
May 2009 - #1 Voters, businesses getting what they deserve with talk of tax hike
Apr 2009 - #4 Take back Earth Day from the tree-huggers
Apr 2009 - #3 A taxing week, to say the least
Apr 2009 - #2 Oh, for a return to simpler times
Apr 2009 - #1 Get ready for the revolution
Mar 2009 - #3 Not much to laugh about this St. Patrick's Day
Mar 2009 - #2 Lions and tigers and bears! Oh my! And don't forget the liberals and neo-cons
Mar 2009 - #1 More senior citizens joining ranks of 'greedy geezers'
Feb 2009 - #4 From Washington to Beacon Hill, annoyance index on the rise
Feb 2009 - #3 'How sad and bad and mad it was'
Feb 2009 - #2 President's plan will only make things worse
Feb 2009 - #1 Proposed taxes should have citizens in the mood for revolution
Jan 2009 - #5 Initiative petition process ain't what it used to be
Jan 2009 - #4 In which direction shall Obama lead us?
Jan 2009 - #3 Inauguration Day:  New age, or more of the same?
Jan 2009 - #2 New year brings push for new taxes
Jan 2009 - #1

In 2009, fear everything? Or nothing?

 
2008
 
Dec 2008 - #4 New book posits Jesus as presidential candidate
Dec 2008 - #3 Property taxes still going up, but could be worse
Dec 2008 - #2 Is it DNA or what we read and watch on TV that determines our destiny?
Dec 2008 - #1 Negative comments can't take away from season of goodwill
Nov 2008 - #4 Pilgrims among first to recognize that socialism doesn't work
Nov 2008 - #3 Plenty of reason for tax skeptics' discontent this winter
Nov 2008 - #2 Election results were disappointing
Nov 2008 - #1 Waiting for election results and wondering what the future holds for America
Oct 2008 - #5 Don't believe the No-on-Question-1 propaganda
Oct 2008 - #4 Question 3:  Greyhounds are born to run
Oct 2008 - #3 Question 2:  A reluctant 'yes'
Oct 2008 - #2 Voters need to send Congress, Beacon Hill a loud wake-up call
Oct 2008 - #1 Failed bill helped fat cats at expense of the rest of us
Sep 2008 - #4 Time for government -- and citizens -- to start living within their means
Sep 2008 - #3 Winds of change blowing in Washington and on Beacon Hill
Sep 2008 - #2 Defending Palin stirs feminist feelings
Sep 2008 - #1 GOP could take fiddling lessons from Democrats
Aug 2008 - #4 Sitting out the conventions
Aug 2008 - #3 Sales tax holiday: So little time, so little savings
Aug 2008 - #2 Sad day when focus of U.S. election is on Paris, Berlin and Leaning Tower of Pisa
Aug 2008 - #1 Sense of humor the only defense in a world gone mad
Jul 2008 - #5 Books on birds, imperialism and travel for summer reading
Jul 2008 - #4 Bad news about Big Dig, pensions spurs tax repeal effort
Jul 2008 - #3 Governor brings forum, but no tax relief, to Salem
Jul 2008 - #2 Braving the tomato scare
Jul 2008 - #1 Some things still worth fighting for
Jun 2008 - #4 Fixing roads or making babies, taxpayers pay the tab
Jun 2008 - #3 Life lesson: It pays to complain
Jun 2008 - #2 'Misbehaving' voters beat back override attempts in Beverly, elsewhere
Jun 2008 - #1 Whether it's age or rage, travel losing some of its allure
May 2008 - #4 Next president must be able to tell the sane from the evil (Part 2 of 2)
May 2008 - #3 Cats, dogs, candidates: Can't we all just get along?  (Part 1 of 2)
May 2008 - #2 Activist warns of cost of government intrusion
May 2008 - #1 Lessons learned at my mother's knee
Apr 2008 - #5 Thoughts on days devoted to Mother Earth and tax freedom
Apr 2008 - #4 Waiting for a new revolution
Apr 2008 #3 We're not bitter, Obama, just a little frustrated
Apr 2008 #2 Still hoping for end to self-service mentality on Beacon Hill  (Part 2 of 2)
Apr 2008 - #1 Tough times may force tough decisions on Beacon Hill  (Part 1 of 2)
Mar 2008 - #4 Some are takers, others of us just want to be left alone
Mar 2008 - #3 Song of hope and renewal needed now more than ever
Mar 2008 - #2 Tobacco, plastic bags latest targets for tax-and-spenders
Mar 2008 - #1 No rest for the weary tax-fighter here in the Bay State
Feb 2008 - #4 Still time to get in on the presidential guessing game
Feb 2008 - #3 Now that I'm old, I'll do what I want
Feb 2008 - #2 Thank grandchildren, not Washington, for that tax rebate
Feb 2008 - #1 Experts, bureaucrats are unlikely guides on path to economic recovery
Jan 2008 - #5 Economic 'stimulus' may create more problems than it solves
Jan 2008 - #4 Beware the candidate wearing the teachers union label
Jan 2008 - #3 Only those with weak hand see fit to play race card
Jan 2008 - #2 On the campaign trail with Mitt Romney
Jan 2008 - #1 The right man in a crisis
 
2007
 
Dec 2007 - #4 Listen to your mother and stay healthy
Dec 2007 - #3 'Christmas Present' now includes presidential candidates a'leaping
Dec 2007 - #2 It's nice to know when gifts are appreciated
Dec 2007 - #1 Some cultural traditions are just plain wrong
Nov 2007 - #5 Voters poised to act as Beacon Hill goes into holiday mode
Nov 2007 - #4 Giving thanks for a full and not-too-simple life
Nov 2007 - #3 Thoughts on the governor, Legislature and warrior class
Nov 2007 - #2 Standard or daylight-saving? Time to make up our minds
Nov 2007 - #1 Bay State keeping taxes and eminent domain in check -- at least for now
Oct 2007 - #4 Once again, it's trick-or-treat time in halls of government
Oct 2007 - #3 50 years later, 'Atlas Shrugged' still influences the way Americans think
Oct 2007 - #2 How I spent my Columbus Day weekend
Oct 2007 - #1 Put prestige back in police work by eliminating private details
Sep 2007 - #4 Columbia fiasco exposes hazards of a college education
Sep 2007 - #3 Reform should come before new taxes, tolls or casinos
Sep 2007 - #2 Income-tax repeal and other initiatives coming your way soon
Sep 2007 - #1 Fall preview: Books, TV shows, and a Governor's Councilor I like
Aug 2007 - #5 This Navy wife had her own brush with wildfires in Greece
Aug 2007 - #4 Decisions, outrage put on hold until Labor Day
Aug 2007 - #3 Sales tax holiday:  Thanks, but I'd still rather see my income tax cut
Aug 2007 - #2 Plenty of money, it's common sense that's lacking
Aug 2007 - #1 Less government interference might fix housing crunch
Jul 2007 - #4 Grandchildren's visit provides fresh view of region's charms
Jul 2007 - #3 Summer thoughts:  Day lilies, daisies and Deval
Jul 2007 - #2 Taxes one thing, health insurance another
Jul 2007 - #1 The power of 'we the people'
Jun 2007 - #4 Longtime companion heads for final reward in cat heaven
Jun 2007 - #3 First day of summer finds life in Bay State crazy as ever
Jun 2007 - #2 Beware those who control the purse strings
Jun 2007 - #1 So long to the mobster with a conscience - Tony Soprano
May 2007 - #5 Gen. Patton said it best
May 2007 - #4 Tale of two countries:  Looking at the immigration debate  (Two parts)
May 2007 - #3 State continues to spend so it won't owe taxpayers a refund
May 2007 - #2 Override mania:  You pay more so city, town employees can get more
May 2007 - #1 Springtime reverie brings some nagging questions
Apr 2007 - #4 Tierney misses chance to stand up for vigilance in face of terrorism
Apr 2007 - #3 Family memories and Depression stew
Apr 2007 - #2 Mass. tax burden 4th highest; Tax Freedom Day later this year
Apr 2007 - #1 Holy Week inspires thoughts of heaven and hell
Mar 2007 - #4 Healthcare reform: So many expensive options, so few real benefits
Mar 2007 - #3 U.S. could take a lesson from Irish, Mexican immigration policies
Mar 2007 - #2 Current immigration rate simply not sustainable
Mar 2007 - #1 Wounded war heroes deserve the best of care
Feb 2007 - #5 Don't expect local taxes to go down
Feb 2007 - #4 There's no respect for voters in any branch of government
Feb 2007 - #3 Romney kept his promises and fought for taxpayers
Feb 2007 - #2 One citizen's solution to the mess in the Middle East
Feb 2007 - #1 Taxpayers better laugh so they don't cry
Jan 2007 - #4 State of the state:  Maybe it's all just a bad dream
Jan 2007 - #3 Some ideas for improving talk radio in Boston
Jan 2007 - #2 Time to see how Democrats perform on Beacon Hill
Jan 2007 - #1 Disappointing start for Bay State's new governor
 
2006
 
Dec 2006 - #5 Gay activists would be screaming if shoe were on other foot
Dec 2006 - #4 A Vote for Democracy  (Boston Globe)
Dec 2006 - #3 Loss of friend makes this Christmas a little less merry
Dec 2006 - #2 Even in Massachusetts, hope springs eternal
Dec 2006 - #1 Look out for sidewalk police in Marblehead this winter
Nov 2006 - #5 Holiday best wishes for the Bay State's governor-elect
Nov 2006 - #4 Determination, not military draft, needed to fix what's wrong with this war
Nov 2006 - #3 If only we could send Massachusetts legislators to some deserted island
Nov 2006 - #2 Change is in the air, not all of it for the better
Nov 2006 - #1 Citizen petitions no longer inspire voters or strike fear on Beacon Hill
Oct 2006 - #5 Few things scarier than Democrats dominating Beacon Hill
Oct 2006 - #4 In the market for a new congressman
Oct 2006 - #3 The tax debate comes full circle  (Boston Globe)
Oct 2006 - #2 Proposed increase in gas tax deserves a resounding 'No!'
Oct 2006 - #1 Still waiting for her property taxes to go down
Sep 2006 - #4 Mihos offers Massachusetts voters a pig in a poke
Sep 2006 - #3 Remembering Gov. King:  State could use someone like him today
Sep 2006 - #2 Not much to like about the way the world is ordered now
Sep 2006 - #1 Trying to choose Democrat who has the right stand on taxes
Aug 2006 - #5 Lots of people to thank this Labor Day
Aug 2006 - #4 Where did we come from? Answer might be in the stars
Aug 2006 - #3 'Wild West' looking more like crowded East Coast
Aug 2006 - #2 Coulter off base on some things, to the point on others
Aug 2006 - #1 Uncle Remus fails political correctness test. Will Mother Goose be next?
Jul 2006 - #4 Lawmakers, former governor are prone to exaggeration
Jul 2006 - #3 Legislative trickery at work on gay marriage debate
Jul 2006 - #2 Saving Mother Earth without Al Gore
Jul 2006 - #1 Don't let your representatives on Beacon Hill play you for a fool
Jun 2006 - #4 Weather's improved, but forecast still bleak for Bay State taxpayers
Jun 2006 - #3 Pension abuse costing us taxpayers plenty
Jun 2006 - #2 Waiting for the devil: Random thoughts on 6/6/06
Jun 2006 - #1 Week of disappointment — until House blocked the seat-belt bill
May 2006 - #4 Memorial Day stirs thoughts of what it means to be an American
May 2006 - #3 Noah's ark would have come in handy this week
May 2006 - #2 Conversation with Mother
May 2006 - #1 We need a Mayday call on illegal immigration
Apr 2006 - #5 'Progressive' policies pushing business, residents out of the Bay State
Apr 2006 - #4 Tax rollback is about respect
Apr 2006 - #3 Bay Staters pay plenty more than their fair share of taxes
Apr 2006 - #2 Immigration reform:  What's happened to America the melting pot?
Apr 2006 - #1 Why limit slots to racetracks?
Mar 2006 - #4 Thoughts while waiting for the real spring to arrive
Mar 2006 - #3 Gubernatorial campaign: Mihos, Healey & Hillman
Mar 2006 - #2 Late libertarian advocated for individual rights, minimalist government
Mar 2006 - #1 Ports controversy, Bulger book add to feeling of insecurity
Feb 2006 - #4 The feng shui of getting older
Feb 2006 - #3 Healthcare Reform:  More questions than answers from Beacon Hill
Feb 2006 - #2 Wishing we could all share in the president's optimism
Feb 2006 - #1 TV fiction offers escape
Jan 2006 - #4 All most Bay Staters want is a simple thank-you — and a tiny tax cut
Jan 2006 - #3 Seeking an abatement, Part II
Jan 2006 - #2 Seeking an abatement, Part I
Jan 2006 - #1 It's a new year, hope for the best
 
2005
 
Dec 2005 - #4 Have yourself a tech-free Christmas
Dec 2005 - #3 Hope, joy and a merry Christmas to all
Dec 2005 - #2 Who should pay for our health care?
Dec 2005 - #1 Have yourself a merry, politically incorrect Christmas
Nov 2005 - #6 Day of Outrage
Nov 2005 - #5 Morally wrong, ethically unsound
Nov 2005 - #4 Strategic chaos reigns
Nov 2005 - #3 Let the party continue for tax savings  (Boston Herald - Nov. 4)
Nov 2005 - #2 Celebrating Prop 2½  (Boston Globe - Nov. 4)
Nov 2004 - #1 Tax limits have put more money in your pocket
Oct 2005 - #3 Charlie Baker: an executive for all seasons   (Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Proposition 2½)
Oct 2005 - #2 Have we lost interest in serious issues?  (Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Proposition 2½)
Oct 2005 - #1 Topsfield Fair's food helped fuel tax limitation movement in the Bay State  (Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Proposition 2½)
Sep 2005 - #5 Early fall sojourn in Acadia yields some spectacular scenery
Sep 2005 - #4 Initiative petition process gives voters lots to ponder
Sep 2005 - #3 Beware new taxes disguised as government 'reform'
Sep 2005 - #2 Big Easy's Louis Armstrong knew joy and sorrow are part of every life
Sep 2005 - #1 Proposition 2½ under assault once again
Aug 2005 - #4 Consumer warning: Beware bogus collection notices
Aug 2005 - #3 Living longer requires one to make some painful choices
Aug 2005 - #2 Thanks for sales tax holiday, now let's have that income tax rollback
Aug 2005 - #1 Revenge on cellphone drivers
Jul 2005 - #4 Nothing like a good siesta to heal soul, state and country
Jul 2005 - #3 Some in Legislature would like to see citizen petitioners go away
Jul 2005 - #2 Menu for summer barbecue includes judges, voters and editors
Jul 2005 - #1 Activist voters are needed to reverse faulty decision
Jun 2005 - #6 Court's decision a cruel blow to the American dream
Jun 2005 - #5 Romney health plan touts personal responsibility
Jun 2005 - #4 Father, Fuzzywump and Finneran
Jun 2005 - #3 Questions of the week
Jun 2005 - #2 Liberals:  Spend what you like — just keep your hands out of my pocket
Jun 2005 - #1 Seat-belt law almost ruined a vacation
May 2005 - #4 I'm voting for an override -- "for the children"!
May 2005 - #3 LWV may be nonpartisan, but it has an agenda
May 2005 - #2 The strange saga of the state capital gains tax
May 2005 - #1 Boston Globe guest op-ed:  Tax rollback would restore trust
Apr 2005 - #4 Dietary concerns and taxation make April a bad month
Apr 2005 - #3 Finishing fourth is no distinction
Apr 2005 - #2 Week that was in Marblehead might have been worthy of reality TV
Apr 2005 - #1 To help the elderly, stop funding schools with property tax
Mar 2005 - #5 Faith renewed by arrival of 'big banjo'
Mar 2005 - #4 Advanced research could put state on dangerous path
Mar 2005 - #3 Novel mixes fiction with truth about global warming
Mar 2005 - #2 After brutal winter, spring promises warmth — and overrides
Mar 2005 - #1 Trash tax passed off as a fee
Feb 2005 - #4 A fish's death helps define the meaning of life
Feb 2005 - #3 Small acts tell of major accomplishment in U.S. mission abroad
Feb 2005 - #2 Ignoring Social Security's problems won't solve them
Feb 2005 - #1 Join Ayn Rand and me on the side of freedom
Jan 2005 - #4 Is there a gender gap?
Jan 2005 - #3 Kids, taxpayers have a friend in Romney
Jan 2005 - #2 Bay State political culture has many people looking elsewhere
Jan 2005 - #1 After 25 years, job still unfinished for advocates of property tax limits
 

2004

 
Dec 2004 - #5 There is danger to and from mankind
Dec 2004 - #4 Gripes and gifts of the season
Dec 2004 - #3 Talk radio lost one of its giants with Brudnoy's passing
Dec 2004 - #2 Honest broker can't get a break from Big Government
Dec 2004 - #1 There were fireworks in heaven when Marblehead's Jim Hourihan died
Nov 2004 - #4 State must prepare for end of entitlement era
Nov 2004 - #3 Look in the mirror for culprits in Big Dig's latest mess
Nov 2004 - #2 Time for Democrats to stop whining
Nov 2004 - #1 Results in the Bay State provide little cause for optimism
Oct 2004 - #5 The Boston Globe - Five reasons not to vote for state Democrats
Oct 2004 - #4 Goblins lurk as Halloween — and election's eve — approaches
Oct 2004 - #3 Trick-or-treat time once again for the Legislature
Oct 2004 - #2 Entitlement mentality runs gamut from auto insurance to flu shots
Oct 2004 - #1 Debate game isn't as easy as you might think
Sep 2004 - #5 Looking for a change in style? Don't hold your breath
Sep 2004 - #4 Voters decide whether Legislature can continue to defy their will
Sep 2004 - #3 Spirit of America shined through at Sept. 11 Army event
Sep 2004 - #2 Moore film fails to make case for change
Sep 2004 - #1 Image makes, breaks the candidate
Aug 2004 - #4 Sailing, like life, is about the journey
Aug 2004 - #3 Sales tax holiday: Thanks, but no thanks
Aug 2004 - #2 Olympic Games spur memories of idyllic time in Greece
Aug 2004 - #1 Reality TV may present solution to nation’s presidential woes
Jul 2004 - #5 Bush has pleasant surprise; Kerry may be too expensive
Jul 2004 - #4 Welcome, Democrats!
Jul 2004 - #3 Front and center with tax goals
Jul 2004 - #2 Intense budget work is upon us
Jul 2004 - #1 Measuring the years by the wars we've fought
Jun 2004 - #4 Taxpayers beware: Time for midsummer madness at the Statehouse
Jun 2004 - #3 Fond remembrances of Reagan and of a cat named Zoey
Jun 2004 - #2 Changing times won't dim this optimist's sunny outlook
Jun 2004 - #1 Friends' wedding provokes thoughts on gay marriage issue
May 2004 - #4 Challenging Bay State status quo can involve risk to life and limb
May 2004 - #3  "Useful Idiots"
May 2004 - #2 Romney's on a roll with proposal for taxpayer relief
May 2004 - #1  Mother's Day came early for Violet Amirault, may she rest in peace
Apr 2004 - #5 School advocates spring trap on unwary taxpayers
Apr 2004 - #4 Only reason for parenthood is enjoyment
Apr 2004 - #3 Nice place to visit, but you might not want to invest here
Apr 2004 - #2 Lesson for the world in story of Jesus and 'The Grand Inquisitor'
Apr 2004 - #1 A curse on all things PC
Mar 2004 - #4 Only a few Bay State pols tell it like it really is
Mar 2004 - #3 Alert citizenry is the best antidote to potential Patriot Act abuses
Mar 2004 - #2 Hypocrisy in full bloom under Golden Dome
Mar 2004 - #1 Kerry:  'Phony Baloney' or is he simply confused?
Feb 2004 - #4 Tax overrides get quiet assist from House bill
Feb 2004 - #3 Democrats to party in Boston while the rest of us foot the bill
Feb 2004 - #2 Keep gay marriage debate rational
Feb 2004 - #1 Budget soars, Mars beckons, Pats win - but everyone's talking about Janet
Jan 2004 - #4 Two decades later, FinCom goo-goo still listening for 'low' language
Jan 2004 - #3 Romney takes on the unions because lawmakers won't
Jan 2004 - #2 Bay State needs to go on a diet this year
Jan 2004 - #1 Despite mixed results, separation of powers must be respected
 
2003
 
Dec 2003 - #4 A look ahead to 2004
Dec 2003 - #3 Holiday had its origins in man's craving for light
Dec 2003 - #2 Governmental extravagance driving many to cheaper, sunnier climes
Dec 2003 - #1 Holiday in sick bay isn't all bad
Nov 2003 - #5 Eating out a treat, whether it's Greek food in Danvers or Aunt Katy's potica
Nov 2003 - #4 It's that time of year again on Beacon Hill
Nov 2003 - #3 Nothing wrong with living in - or counting - mobile homes
Nov 2003 - #2 How lawmakers can help before heading home for the holidays
Nov 2003 - #1 Kriss spoke the truth, but many don't want to hear it
Oct 2003 - #4 Salem's Halloween celebration wears several faces
Oct 2003 - #3 Talk show hosts' offense was merely in the minds of some listeners
Oct 2003 - #2 Society should show no sympathy for those who drive while drunk
Oct 2003 - #1 Let voters decide on death penalty, casino gambling
Sep 2003 - #4 Sen. Kennedy caught in lie with comment about Bush and war
Sep 2003 - #3 Petition process provides rare breath of Bay State democracy
Sep 2003 - #2 Bilingual debate pandered, patronized
Sep 2003 - #1 The expensive things we learned this summer
Aug 2003 - #5 Close encounter with Mars prompts thoughts of here and then
Aug 2003 - #4 A restful summer of sail
Aug 2003 - #3 There's a pill for everything except the stress of paying for them
Aug 2003 - #2 Somebody has to pay bill for union 'entitlements'
Aug 2003 - #1 Promise, problems of Catholic Church affect us all
Jul 2003 - #4 Quest for a quote: Who was first to bid Legislature good riddance?
Jul 2003 - #3 Legislators should whistle a happy tune
Jul 2003 - #2 Heroic Mitt always ready to assist Bay State taxpayers
Jul 2003 - #1 Books, flowers enhance summertime respite
Jun 2003 - #4 Voters' hopes now rest with Romney veto pen
Jun 2003 - #3 Advice for Class of '03
Jun 2003 - #2 Legislators look to play the tax card again
Jun 2003 - #1 In the wilds of Beacon Hill, it's the average citizen who's lost in the mist
May 2003 - #5 Taxpayers should beware the latest in legislative fashion
May 2003 - #4 Memorial Day 2003
May 2003 - #3 Aesop's fables foretold of Democrats crying wolf
May 2003 - #2 Overrides just another way for special interests to grab more of your money
May 2003 - #1 Jerry Williams was and always will be ‘King of Talk Radio’
Apr 2003 - #4 Barbara as Helen of Troy?
Apr 2003 - #3 Time for House members to decide who it is they really represent
Apr 2003 - #2 More taxes won't cure what ails our commonwealth
Apr 2003 - #1 All those in favor of higher taxes raise your hand
Mar 2003 - #4 Mesopotamia, land of childhood fantasies, is now a killing field
Mar 2003 - #3 Lessons learned young on the meaning of evil
Mar 2003 - #2 Expanded bottle bill is all about the money -- not the environment
Mar 2003 - #1 Romney calls them 'fees,' but for most they feel like a tax
Feb 2003 - #5 Finally, someone willing to shake up the status quo
Feb 2003 - #4 Snowbound by a birthday blizzard
Feb 2003 - #3 Bureaucratic waters get choppy for skipper and his new-but-used sailboat
Feb 2003 - #2 Take the test to find out if you're being environmentally correct
Feb 2003 - #1 Some things to keep in mind before you agree to pay more in taxes
Jan 2003 - #4 Let those advocating return to conscription be first on the front lines
Jan 2003 - #3 Legislature won't be satisfied until it drives all pharmacies out of business
Jan 2003 - #2 Come hell or high water, legislators still get their pay raise
Jan 2003 - #1 Governor uses the right words ...
 
2002
 
Dec 2002 - #3 Holiday favorites include 'goopy' snacks...
Dec 2002 - #2 Bigger, not better
Dec 2002 - #1 Family's thanksgiving featured turkey ... and a whole lot more
Nov 2002 - #5 Trying year gives the holiday special meaning
Nov 2002 - #4 Security ... at any price?
Nov 2002 - #3 Legislators represent our interests - as long as they don't conflict with their own
Nov 2002 - #2 Election results provide mandate for those opposed to new taxes
Nov 2002 - #1 Mitt's sleepy basset hound tells the story
Oct 2002 - #3 Send Beacon Hill a message with 'yes' vote on ballot questions
Oct 2002 - #2 If it comes to war, I'll bet on Bush
Oct 2002 - #1 Slick TV ads don't tell voters what they need to know
Sep 2002 - #4 Time to clean house on Beacon Hill
Sep 2002 - #3 Pols should listen to the voters, regardless of their gender
Sep 2002 - #2 Why this independent voter is picking up a Democratic ballot Tuesday
Sep 2002 - #1 Tales from the telecommunications front: Chip Ford vs. AT&T
Aug 2002 - #4 Nothing like a trip out west to restore this Bay Stater's soul
Aug 2002 - #3 Taking a vacation break from everyday menaces
Aug 2002 - #2 Starlings in the attic, Dodos on the Hill
Aug 2002 - #1 Business as usual on Beacon Hill
Jul 2002 - #5 Remember in November - Tax plan highlights need for change at Statehouse
Jul 2002 - #4 Legislators again thwart voters' will
Jul 2002 - #3 Tiny fish become bigger and more fish
Jul 2002 - #2 Nursing home bed tax just another Beacon Hill scam
Jul 2002 - #1 Independence in the balance
Jun 2002 - #3 Was it Marx or Madison?
Jun 2002 - #2 'Dear Dad: You were right about the hazards of living in Mass.'
Jun 2002 - #1 To tax or not to tax? Polls only say what pollsters want them to
May 2002 - #2 Democratic field provides best argument for Romney candidacy
May 2002 - #1 Emperor Tom throws down the gauntlet
Apr 2002 - #1 Party Conventions
Mar 2002 - #3 Top ten reasons not to roll back the tax rollback
Mar 2002 - #2 Legislators just have to tighten state's belt and their own and little more
Mar 2002 - #1 Mitt is just the ticket for Bay State and its Grand Old Party
Feb 2002 - #4 Swift proves she's just another politician with Amirault decision
Feb 2002 - #3 Taking the teeth out of the tax-rollback opposition
Feb 2002 - #2 The Food Police
Feb 2002 - #1 Democrats may soon find it's the voters who are 'bane' of their existence
Jan 2002 - #5 Fiscal Ed - How MTF helped cause the last fiscal crisis
Jan 2002 - #4 With national ID, government can track "every move you make"
Jan 2002 - #3 Reilly is only the latest AG ... to protect us from ourselves
Jan 2002 - #2 Don't like what you see happening on Beacon Hill? Get involved!
Jan 2002 - #1 There's hope ahead ...  
 
2001
 
Dec 2001 - #3 Hold fast to those you love ...
Dec 2001 - #2 Oh, here we come a'caroling
Dec 2001 - #1 For those who want to pay more: Be my guest
Nov 2001 - #5 Time for another rank-and-file revolt on Beacon Hill
Nov 2001 - #4 Turkeys still inhabit the Statehouse, but eagle soars in Afghanistan
Nov 2001 - #3 Swift's fiscal ultimatum well-earned
Nov 2001 - #2 Massport served up more scrod
Nov 2001 - #1 Rainy day tax hike? No way, no how!
Oct 2001 - #1 Tumor, terrorist attack expose vulnerabilities of the body politic
Aug 2001 - #3 On family leave: It's not business, it's personal
Aug 2001 - #1 Does it really matter which Democrat represents us in Washington?
Jul 2001 - #4 Some suggestions on what to do with your tax rebate
Jul 2001 - #2 Plenty of heroes in the Amirault case; Gov. Swift can be one too
Jul 2001 - #1 State ponders 'tax cut' for those who don't pay taxes
Jun 2001 - #5 20 years later: Property taxes still too high, but think where they'd be without Prop 2½
Jun 2001 - #2-4 Dying with Dignity (A Three-Part Series)
Jun 2001 - #1 The seat belt debate: Legislature decided to treat us like grown-ups, at least for a day
May 2001 - #4 The train whistle still calls
May 2001 - #3 Spring-fevered thoughts
May 2001 - #2 Mother's heritage
May 2001 - #1 It's budget time, and Legislature is up to its old tricks again
Apr 2001 - #5 What will lawmakers do with OUR money?
Apr 2001 - #4 Genetic research hits home
Apr 2001 - #3 No reason to panic as Swift takes over corner office
Apr 2001 - #2 A Grandmother's Appeal: Save us from war, pollution and big government
Apr 2001 - #1 The Community Preservation Act Explained
Mar 2001 - #4 Joe Six-PAC is born
Mar 2001 - #3 Training our firefighters (Part II)
Mar 2001 - #2 Comment on firefighter benefits yielded  angry comment -- and an education (Part I)
Mar 2001 - #1 A liberal definition of conservative
Feb 2001 - #3 A tax plan for those who think government knows best
Feb 2001 - #2 Cellucci's leaving Jane out in the cold
Feb 2001 - #1 Speaker Finneran: More King George III than Winston Churchill
Jan 2001 - #4 President Bush may be expecting too much
Jan 2001 - #3 Where's my constitutionally-guaranteed payraise?
Jan 2001 - #2 Thanks Andy Card, and be careful out there
Jan 2001 - #1 Bay State government: Best and worst
 
2000
 
Dec 2000 - #4 A Christmas fantasy on Battle Green
Dec 2000 - #3 Chad, shad? we're all going mad
Sep 2000 - #2 Massachusetts Teachers Association: "For the Children"?
Sep 2000 - #1 Workers deserve a break -- a income tax break
Jul 2000 - #4 Bush/Cheney, Better Than Gore/Any
Jun 2000 - #2 Legislature's Payoff to Teachers Union for Fighting Tax Rollback
May 2000 - #3 Million Moms March Hardly Womenkind's Finest Hour
May 2000 - #2 Governs Least, Governs Better
May 2000 - #1 Barbara to Marblehead: "I Secede!"
Mar 2000 - #2 Spring Brings Arrival of the Crocuses and the Gimmee Bird
Mar 2000 - #1 The Legacy of Robert Moses Lives on in Boston's Big Dig
Feb 2000 - #4 If Taxpayers Can't Have Tobacco Money, Use It to Pay for Big Dig
Feb 2000 - #1 Politicians Target Speeders, Big Tobacco, Other Minorities
Jan 2000 - #3 Who's Sorry Now?
Jan 2000 - #2 A Real Swift Move
Jan 2000 - #1 Predictions for 2000:  Personal Responsibility Makes a Comeback
 
1999
 
Dec 1999 - #2 There's More to Life Than Sleigh Bells
Dec 1999 - #1 When Government Says Don't worry, Maybe We Should
Nov 1999 - #2 Raise Our Pay by Cutting Tax
Sep 1999 - #1 Where is the Gratitude for Republicans
Aug 1999 - #4 The Labor Day Weekend We Weren't to See
Aug 1999 - #3 Latest Amirault Decision Proves Hysteria Still Runs Rampant in Bay State
Aug 1999 - #2 Capital Gains Tax: Another Broken Promise
Aug 1999 - #1 Power-Lusting Anti-Smoking Zealots Soon Coming for You!
Jul 1999 - #4 Summertime and the Living is Easy, Unless ...
Jul 1999 - #3 How Many Dumb Laws Do We Need?
Jul 1999 - #2 Calling the Cops May Tax Your Phone Bill
Jul 1999 - #1

Protests and the Flag

Jun 1999 - #4 Uncle Sam Wants You ... to Leave Massachusetts
Jun 1999 - #3 So Who's Going to Buy My Farm?
Jun 1999 - #2 Go Ahead ... Make the Gun Lobby's Day
Jun 1999 - #1 Seniors Bribed to Support Tax Increases for New Schools?
May 19, 1999 You have a Prayer of Playing ... if you Pay
May 12, 1999 Oh, Promise Me ... and I Shall Vote for You
May 5, 1999 We're Citizens for Taxpayer-Funded Football Fields?
Apr 29, 1999 Teach Caution but not Fear to Children
Apr 22, 1999 The Meaning of MCAS
Apr 15, 1999 No Need to Thank the Tax Man
Mar 25, 1999 Can't trust judge, jury? Beware the executioner
Mar 12, 1999 The Speaker Decrees: "Let Them Hear Bach"
Feb 25, 1999 Baby Boomers' Rebellion Has Had Unintended Consequences
Feb 12, 1999 Even Presidents Lie ... But That Doesn't Make it Right
Feb 2, 1999 Curing Government of its Addiction to Money
Jan 19, 1999 Despite Name, MTF has Spotty Record Helping Taxpayers
Jan 07, 1999 Do Not Fear, for Zeus is Here
 
1998
 
Dec 23, 1998 Peace on Earth to Men of Good Will Only
Dec 5, 1998 Her 'Real Job' Was Great Fun, But Now She's Got A Real Life
Nov 21, 1998 Humor is Best Defense Against "Killer Kitchen"
Nov 07, 1998 Large Turnout of Female Voters a Scary Thought
Oct 29, 1998 If You Don't Care, Then Don't Vote
Oct 10, 1998 Taking the Pledge
Sep 26, 1998 Laughter's the Best Medicine, Or Is It?
Sep 12, 1998 Weld's Book: Read it and Laugh -- or Weep
Aug 29, 1998 A Primary Decision: Values vs. Issues
Aug 15, 1998 Clearing the Clutter in Home and Mind
Aug 1, 1998 July Flees, And Only It Will Be Missed
Jul 18, 1998 Tax cut isn't anything to be grateful for
Jul 4, 1998 Getting away from it all in Canada and Hawaii
Jun 6, 1998 Bulworth has a rap on truth
May 23, 1998 Massachusetts -- Land of Broken Promises
May 9, 1998 Yes, there is a bright side to failed tax cut
Apr 25, 1998 Steady diet of taxes leaves her wallet thin
Mar 14, 1998 Conspirators Will Fell Taxpayers on Ides of April
Feb 14, 1998 Valentine’s Day
Jan 3, 1998 Save me from the Loony Liberal Luddites
 
1997
 
Oct 25, 1997 Don't Be In Dark Over Power Costs

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