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Why mass shootings won’t get tough gun control
A clearly perturbed and perplexed President Biden demanded that Congress take action to toughen gun controls. Biden made the demand after yet another round of what has now become near ritual in America. That is mass shootings.
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Editorial
Stop Putin’s land grab
Since ancient times, a major provocation for war was persistent dispute over property lines. Land was the precious commodity of every nation. Those in control of the land determined who could farm, hunt and mine, or even cross the land to reach other areas.
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Humanity’s Nile Valley roots
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Humanity’s Nile Valley roots
According to paleontologists, the human species took root in Africa. This view is based upon fossil skeletons found in Ethiopia and Tanzania’s Olduvai Gorge. The skeletons are considered to have been about 3 million years old and are the earliest known human remains.
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Parallels in fascism in post-WW I Germany
Today, Americans find themselves at a similar crossroads. Grievance politics and economic instability have led to the scapegoating of immigrants and minorities by a segment of our society that sees fascism as the answer to its problems, even if it is not called by that name.
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A rise in Black homeowners
In a year fraught with financial challenges, going home for the holidays will have heightened significance this year for many Black and Latino families.
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Editorial
Perhaps the beginning of the end
One week after suffering a sound defeat in the midterm election, Donald Trump announced his candidacy for the U.S. presidency. That seemed to numerous political pundits like bad timing. Even so-called Trumpites could not be enthusiastic about another campaign before the wounds of 2022 have healed.
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There’s always a reason for gratitude
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There’s always a reason for gratitude
We have become so used to comfort that it’s hard to tolerate inconvenience. But almost unnoticed by us are many occasions that fail to generate our grace.
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Opinion
Tweeting hate
Elon Musk has never been shy about speaking his mind on whatever issue he’s asked about. He’s especially eager and willing to accommodate a carefully selected interviewer who asks him about himself and his business interests and vision.
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As Biden said: American democracy was at stake
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As Biden said: American democracy was at stake
When Biden asserted that the nation’s democracy was at stake in the election, the people understood. The lies of Trump and his followers dissolved before the impact of President Biden’s words. And Americans are once again able to unite and build an even stronger country.
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What to do if you are sued on an old credit card debt?
Are you being sued in Smalls Claims Court for an old credit card debt by a company you do not recognize? You are not alone. In Massachusetts, 17% of people have a debt in collection, and that number nearly doubles to 31% in communities of color.
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Union apprenticeships create a pathway to prosperity
The Massachusetts construction boom has created endless opportunities for people looking to learn a skilled trade and enter a career with long-term demand, a living wage, affordable health care and a secure retirement.
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Reparations effort at odds with Boston history
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Reparations effort at odds with Boston history
The Bay State Banner urges Gov. Charlie Baker to sign the law creating Emancipation Day. Even Boston City Councilors seem to be unaware that in 1783, Massachusetts became the first state to outlaw slavery.
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