The Suffolk Journal

Talk show host Limbaugh rushed to conclusions

By Flickr user Dan Correia
February 25, 2015

By Michaella Sheridan Late December marked the beginning of a continuing measles outbreak in the U.S., stemming from the Disneyland amusement park in Southern California. As of Feb. 13, 125 people...

Beyond the Constitution: Why a Supreme Court ruling won’t bring LGBTQ justice

By Flickr user Jason Scott
February 4, 2015

When the U.S. Supreme Court announced last month it would decide whether same-sex marriage is protected by the Constitution, I was underwhelmed at the news. In the “suggested” related articles on the...

Romney’s the wrong choice for 2016

January 27, 2015

Politico magazine may call Romney the “Foreign Policy Prophet,” but the only future I predict for him is another failed presidential campaign. The former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican...

Jeb Bush’s potential problem with his potential run

January 6, 2015

Jeb Bush has bigger issues than being part of the “Bush” family tree, if you can think of such a thing. Yes, the “average American” is sick of the same family legacy tirelessly running for a political...

Post-election commentary: Baker will set Massachusetts’ progress backwards (Part 2)

Courtesy of Flickr user Deval Patrick
November 12, 2014

No need to fear, Republican Governor-elect Charlie Baker is here, according to the majority of Massachusetts voters who headed to the polls on last Tuesday. Baker’s election comes as a mild surprise...

Post-election commentary: Baker has skills, ideas to move state forward (Part 1)

Courtesy of Flickr user Deval Patrick
Charlie Baker (left) meets with Deval Patrick the day after he won the gubernatorial election. Patrick defeated Baker in the same race in 2010. Baker will succeed Patrick in January.
November 12, 2014

When Massachusetts voters elected Republican Charlie Baker as governor last week, they voted for his fiscally responsible approach to leadership that his opponent Martha Coakley just could not offer. Baker...

Baker has experience, pragmatism the state needs

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
October 29, 2014

Republican Charlie Baker finally surpassed Democrat Martha Coakley in the latest Boston Globe poll of the gubernatorial race, proving that Massachusetts voters want a no-nonsense leader with experience...

Massachusetts voters should back Democrats to get results

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley.
(Photo by Flickr user Martha Coakley)
September 17, 2014

  On the night of the primary elections, Tuesday Sept. 9, I was pleased to see scandal-ridden Suffolk Law grad John Tierney, the incumbent, fall to progressive Democrat Seth Moulton. Moulton...

Charlie Baker for Governor

(Photo by Flickr user WBUR)
March 26, 2014

Over the past few months, I have covered the Rappaport Center’s Governor roundtable series and watched six of the nine candidates introduce themselves and outline their principles. The only one who...

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