Summer 2006

Summer 2006

Beyond Cape Wind

Filling up at the gas station for a weekend on Cape Cod has taken on new significance this summer as prices hover around $3 a gallon. High energy prices have long contributed to the cost of living and doing business in Massachusetts. But now, as the crunch seems to be getting worse, energy could represent(...)

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Anthony Flints This Land takes a whack at suburban sprawl

Anthony Flints This Land takes a whack at suburban sprawl

This Land:The Battle over Sprawl and the Future of AmericaBy Anthony FlintBaltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 310 pages with gov. mitt Romney a self-declared lame duck, it is by no means too soon to begin discussing his legacy. Among the chattering classes, that topic is already inviting smirks of derision. As Romney engages in the(...)

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Letters

I don’t know Christopher Lydon personally, though I know of him pretty well, I think, from my own experiences with editors who thought highly of him and his work and his manner during my years as an editor at The Boston Globe, from 1966 to 2000. I’m not typing to quarrel with Lydon’s central thesis(...)

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COUNTERPOINT

support for working families is a worthy cause-one that, as Senate President Travaglini notes, is important to employers. His specific proposals, however, are a mixed bag. Although Associated Industries of Massachusetts does not take positions on personal tax issues except as they affect business competitiveness and the fiscal stability of the Commonwealth, it is certainly(...)

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ARGUMENT

families form a central pillar of our society. The critical role of the family is a value shared by Republicans and Democrats alike. One of the toughest challenges we face, individually and as a community, is balancing work and family. It’s a tougher challenge than ever for today’s working family. According to data collected by(...)

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Statistically Significant

Statistically Significant

Illustrations By Travis Foster hedging on pork futures Notwithstanding our fame as the site of the “Big Pig” tunnel project, the Bay State gets only scraps of pork from the federal government, according to Citizens Against Government Waste. The “taxpayer watchdog” group says that Massachusetts won $18.25 in “pork per capita” in fiscal year 2006,(...)

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