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Boston 2024 Olympic bid: we could – but should we? by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. Yesterday, the city of Rome included itself among the potential hosts for the 2024 summer Olympics.  Now, where would you rather be that August – Boston or Rome?   Italian Premier Matteo Renzi said, “it’s unacceptable not to try.”  Boston’s self-appointed elite apparently feel…

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From Selma to Ferguson to Boston by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. It’s hard for millennials  to imagine that not so long ago, blacks, who Constitutionally had the right to vote since 1870, were routinely blocked from exercising that right.  But antagonistic county commissioners and viciously contrived regulatory barriers in the South…

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Boko Haram: social media gimmicks not enough by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. Where has all the outcry gone?  Last April, when the radical jihadist group Boko Haram kidnapped 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, politicians and celebrities here and abroad protested their treacherous act.  “Where are our girls?” became the social media cause de jour, but…

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On immigration, who’s the turkey this Thanksgiving? by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. We don’t need a Rockwell painting to remind us that Thanksgiving is all about those who came to this nation as immigrants.  Everyone,  of course, except the Native Americans.  The Pilgrims came to escape religious persecution. My great…

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