April 22, 2018

Revisiting Paul Revere’s Ride – The Alarm

At this time of year in Boston, a good number of people have focused on the Boston Marathon, which was a bit chilly for participants and spectators alike recently. Yet, in April of 1775, another sort of race captured the attention of folks in Massachusetts. It was a race to alarm the people that their […]

Down, then up: Stock market goes on another wild ride.

Wall Street is making a good case for buying stock in Maalox and Tums. In another stomach-churning day Tuesday, stocks plunged in the morning, then pulled off a late-afternoon rally, ending the day in positive territory and recouping some of the losses from the market’s two-day plunge. “The positive for the market is that we […]

Olympic Brotherhood: Lebanese Athletes Refuse to Ride on Bus With Israelis

Peace, brotherhood, and good sportsmanship — these are the Olympic ideals, we’re told, that the games are all about. Of course, greed, commercial exploitation, and corruption make up the true “Olympic spirit,” but no one wants to counter the fairy tale. And part of that fairy tale is that athletes — even from warring countries […]

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