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Is Trump crazy like a fox?

President Trump is taking an enormous amount of flak. The news is filled with stories questioning his policies and his judgment. Saturday Night Live is hilariously skewering the president and his spokesman Sean Spicer. And the Boston Globe, via its sister publication STAT, asked 10 psychiatrists and psychologists on Monday whether Trump has a mental(...)

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Hitting Trump where it hurts

President Trump’s opponents haven’t had much luck in Washington blocking his cabinet appointments, but they seem to be having some success in convincing people to stop purchasing products associated with the commander in chief or his family members. The grassroots movement Grab Your Wallet calls on consumers to boycott stores and companies that sell or(...)

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No one is taking Healey seriously

Attorney General Maura Healey says she wants to keep her job and plans to run for reelection in 2018, eschewing a showdown with Gov. Charlie Baker. A lot of people are having a hard time taking her seriously. Last summer, as talk of a Baker-Healey match heated up, Healey squashed it by declaring she would not be(...)

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A dirge for taxis

It was raining hard in ‘Frisco I needed one more fare to make my night A lady up ahead waved to flag me down She got in at the light Harry Chapin could never write those lyrics today. The woman would have activated an app on her smartphone and stayed dry while waiting for an(...)

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Lahey + Beth Israel: Is bigger better?

  Even with all the uncertainty surrounding health care and the Affordable Care Act, Lahey Health and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center are convinced bigger is better. The two hospital systems, who have flirted several times in the past, announced on Monday that they intend to fully integrate their operations. Many details remain to be(...)

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