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Archive of posts published in the tag: The Boston Globe

Imposing Moral Supremacy

from Jeff Jacoby at the Boston Globe, Healey’s Exxon witch-hunt: As a citizen and a politician, Healey is fully entitled to condemn fossil fuels, decry global warming, and express scorn for those who don’t agree with her and Gore. As…

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The Difference Between Florence Alabama and Florence Italy

Inequality in American Life is not as easy to measure as you would think and probably even more difficult to make relevant. The common solutions from the left point more to reducing the wealthy than raising the poor, as if…

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A Depressing Array of Metrics

From Jeff Jacoby at The Boston Globe, The weakest economic recovery in modern times: The Great Recession formally ended in June 2009, just five months after Obama’s inauguration. Nevertheless, polls repeatedly find that large swaths of voters believe the US economy is still…

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The World is Too Much With US

from Garrett Swasey’s final sermon by Jeff Jacoby in The Boston Globe “The world is too much with us,” opens William Wordsworth’s famous sonnet. “Late and soon/Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.” If that was true when he…

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The Power to Destroy

An important axiom of government is to imagine that the law or regulation you propose or champion is in the hand of your worst nightmare.  Would you want that person to have the same power you are proposing to be…

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Ideas Will Remain

from Jeff Jacoby in the Boston Globe,’ I see parchment burning, but the letters are soaring free’ I refuse to excerpt this article. I insist you read it in its entirety.

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The Warmest Year in History- Not

Jeff Jacoby wrote in The Bosto9n Globe, No, 2014 wasn’t the ‘warmest year in history’ Well, I’m also not a scientist. But I do know that what NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies and NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center actually…

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Increased Black Voter Participation

From Jeff Jacoby at The Boston Globe, White racism has all but disappeared from US politics excerpt: Black turnout has been rising everywhere, even in states dominated by Republicans. Jason Riley, author of the new book Please Stop Helping Us, observes…

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Undermining Cherished Narratives

Jeff Jacoby writes in The Boston Globe, When ‘justice’ trumps accuracy, journalism loses Excerpts: But Rolling Stone’s blockbuster has imploded, undone by independent reporting at The Washington Post that found glaring contradictions and irregularities with the story, and egregious failures in the…

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Post Holocaust Anti-Semitism

Jeff Jacoby writes in the Boston Globe, Amid Holocaust remembrance, antisemitism adapts and thrives. Excerpt: Where anti-Semitism is gaining market share today is not among those who yell “Heil Hitler” or demonize Jews as Christ-killers. The oldest and most protean…

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American Capitalism and Charity

Jeff Jacoby writes ‘Tis better to give, but some give more in The Boston Globe: Excerpts: WHEN IT comes to charitable giving, America is a world-beater. According to Giving USA, an annual compendium of national data on philanthropy, Americans last…

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We Serve the Bureaucracy

From Jeff Jacoby at The Boston Globe, Is this any way to help the poor? Excerpts: At the end of 2012, a record47.8 million people were on food stamps. Of the 115 million households in the United States, 23 million —…

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The Storm Will Not Pass

Europe’s Hezbollah cowardice by Jeff Jacoby in The Boston Globe, 3/3/13 Excerpt:  So what can explain the European reluctance to blacklist Hezbollah as a terrorist organization and shut down its fundraising and logistical operations? As in Churchill’s day, cowardice and…

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Hope is Not Leadership

Jeff Jacoby writes The Ghost of Jimmy Carter excerpts: Like all presidents, Reagan got many things wrong. But one thing he got very right was that American weakness is provocative. A foreign-policy blueprint that emphasizes the need for American constraint,…

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The Unable and the Unwilling

Jeff Jacoby adds to the class warfare debate in ‘The defining issue of our time’? Hardly, in The Boston Globe, 5/6/12. Excerpts: But what Americans honor is equality in the eyes of the law, political equality — not equality of…

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The Core of American Exceptionalism

I have long contended that what makes America unique is the way that we assimilate unlimited diverse cultures without losing what makes them unique. We may be Irish, Italian, Muslim, Jewish, Asian, or Hispanic, Hindu or Catholic, but we shop…

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Rebelyid Hump Day Recommendations

Richard Cohen writes in the Washington Post “From John Edwards, lessons on celebrity and politics” “- the lesson to be learned from the John Edwards affair. “We have substituted the camera — fame, celebrity — for both achievement and the…

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