Monthly Archives: June 2011

Having Words With Margery Eagan

Boston Herald columnist Margery Eagan writes today about the Sarah Palin-Michelle Bachmann Combine and how the two have a similarly fanciful grasp of American history. Eagan also points to Palin’s refreshingly inventive approach to the English language: On a lighter … Continue reading

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Federer Reserve

The hardwatching staff has seen the great Roger Federer play a ton of matches over the past half-dozen years, but we’ve rarely seen him perform the way he did against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga yesterday. From the Los Angeles Times: Roger Federer … Continue reading

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A Slice Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

So awhile back a Papa Gino’s Express installed itself in Brookline Village, the latest chapter in the neighborhood’s upscale-downscale tug of war. (See also: Pomodoro, Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts, and etc.) Last month PGE, as no one calls it, handed out … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Rod Blagojevich Edition)

From Politico columnist Roger Simon’s op-ed (headline: “Another Illinois Governor Goes to Jail”) in today’s Wall Street Journal:  “You could cut off [Rod Blagojevich's] head and he wouldn’t be any dumber,” a Chicago insider tells me. But Blago might be getting … Continue reading

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Whiteyrama: Howie ‘Report’ Carr(d)

Boston Herald hall monitor Howie Carr’s column today engages in the Greatest American Pastime: The Assigning of Blame. To wit: Weld, Dukakis and others deserve blame It takes more than two guys, no matter how monstrously evil they are, to … Continue reading

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Manny Being Money

Boston expatriate Frank McCourt – long derided as Parking Lot Owner ever since he failed to buy the Red Sox and got the Los Angeles Dodgers as a consolation prize – is now fighting not only his ex-wife Jamie in … Continue reading

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NPR = ‘Nvestigative Public Radio

Tuesday was a banner day for investigative reports on NPR. Start with Morning Edition’s major takeout on the 2005 Congressional mandate that dollar coins be issued with the image of every U.S. president: $1 Billion That Nobody Wants Politicians in … Continue reading

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Bachmann-Wallace Overdrive

First Fox News Channel anchor Chris Wallace asked Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-I Meant John Wayne Gacy) if she’s a flake. Then Wallace apologized. Then Bachmann didn’t accept Wallace’s apology. Then she did. And . . . There is American politics … Continue reading

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NYT ‘Sunday Review’ Reviews

The hardworking staff weighed in early on the New York Times revamp of its Week in Review section (Memo To NYT Sunday Review: You A Mess, Honey), but of course others are having their say as well. From Politico‘s Keach … Continue reading

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So Maybe It WASN’T The Ads That Nabbed Whitey Bulger (III)

Count Boston Herald contributor Michele McPhee as the latest skeptic regarding the FBI’s ad campaign that supposedly led to his capture. FBI’s tip tale stinks as much as agency’s past Iceland? Seriously? We are expected to believe that a woman … Continue reading

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