Is the electoral college racist?

The Boston Globe | Opinion | September 1, 2020  Far from being racist, the Electoral College protects the interests of anyone in the minority — political, geographic, racial, or otherwise. In a political season marred by racial unrest, the claim that the Electoral...

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The real constitutional crisis

The Boston Globe | Op-Ed | November 7, 2019 Many commentators are breathlessly reporting that America is on the brink of a constitutional crisis. They’re right, but not in the sense that they imagine. Political scientists and law professors define a “constitutional...

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The Washington Examiner | Opinion | April 29, 2019 I used to think of former Vice President Joe Biden as the Democratic Party’s best hope to beat President Trump in 2020. As the son of a used car salesman, the Scranton, Pa., native has an avuncular style that appeals...

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For Capuano, Demography was Destiny

The Hill | Op-ed | September 13, 2018 The story of Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley’s “upset” primary victory over 10-term Congressman Mike Capuano is a compelling one: young, progressive woman trounces Democratic establishment icon. The district wanted “change.”...

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Without Columbus, There Would Be No Latinos

  The Wall Street Journal | September 24, 2017 The collective impulse to tear down statues and rename buildings to meet modern sensibilities is growing stronger by the day. Earlier this month a statue of Christopher Columbus in New York’s Central Park was...

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To Bring Back U.S. History, Repeal Common Core

New Boston Post | April 18, 2016 Today, Massachusetts celebrates Patriots’ Day. In towns across the commonwealth, crowds will gather for parades of marching bands, scout troops and public officials. In Lexington and Concord, Redcoats and Minutemen will reenact the...

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You Say You Want a Revolution?

Originally published in the NewBostonPost | February 11, 2016 New Hampshire has spoken. In voting for Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders on Tuesday, Granite State Republicans and Democrats sent a clear anti-establishment message. Although the anger on both sides of the...

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“What binds us together as Americans is our common past and our common purpose.  While it is fine to celebrate our diversity, we must always remember that we are Americans first.  If we begin to see ourselves primarily as members of distinct racial and ethnic groups, or as global citizens without any national identity at all, then the American experiment has failed.”

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