China’s Hong Kong nightmare, and the US Response
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Donald Trump has kept his promise, reportedly made to Xi Jinping in June, that Washington would "tone down" its comments on the spiraling HK protests. "Very tou
Radio days volume 25
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This was a special one, for several reasons. First of all, it was a return of sorts to my hometown, on the very station which defined its local conservative radio, WSPD. Secondly, I had some invalu…
Out of touch Boston City Council needs to find its way
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The arrogance of the Boston City Council in light of recent indictments is concerning.
US and Russia blame each other for abandoning missile treaty
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) - Russia and the United States blamed each other Thursday for abandoning a landmark arms control agreement on missiles, with Moscow warning of a new arms race and the Trump administration demanding details of a recent mysterious explosion that killed five Russian nuclear engineers.
CBO report estimates US budget deficit will be more than $1 trillion by 2020
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Increased spending and decreased tax revenue will put the deficit at "its highest level since just after World War II," the CBO says.
Flemish politicians jokingly offer Trump Wallonia in exchange for 1 euro
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A group of Flemish politicians on Thursday joked that President Trump could have the southern region of Belgium for one euro after the U.S.
Tennessee OKs Monument in Honor of Unborn Children
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The religious right is at it again. This time, Republicans in Tennessee passed a measure allowing for the construction of a monument to the unborn “victims of abortion.” What they should be calling it is a monument to the systematic oppression of women by a society that is still run unduly in large part by religious fanatics.
How Brexit is leading a resurgent Irish American influence in US politics
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Northern Ireland looms even larger an issue for Brexit as US Irish Americans wield influence.
Boston city councilors criticize Boston Calling convictions as ‘damaging precedent’ - The Boston Globe
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Boston city councilors joined community activists Wednesday in protest of the federal prosecutions of two former City Hall aides, saying their extortion convictions for pressuring a music festival to hire union members will have a chilling effect on the very advocacy they carry out daily in their jobs.