Monthly Archives: May 2011

How many bureaucrats does it take to change a light bulb?

LEXINGTON, Mass. — I live in a pretty fancy town. It’s the birthplace of the American Revolution, a place known for its good public schools and high test scores.  It’s also known for its high taxes, so much higher than … Continue reading

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Strauss-Kahn: The laissez-faire world of French political culture faces stern test

Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.                                               — Lord Acton, 1887 Stories of sexual infidelity, … Continue reading

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Reflections on the religion of Twitter: Part II

Oh boy.  So now that I’m going to be interviewed tomorrow for a blogpost I wrote about Twitter — a post I initially figured might be read by my golden retriever Murphy and three friends –I guess I’d better actually … Continue reading

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Our foxy neighbor

LEXINGTON, Mass. — She’s one foxy lady, my neighbor. The real deal: dark red hair, sleek coat, long bushy tail. The first time we saw the red fox  — Kathy was outside with our grand-daughter Devon at about noon when it … Continue reading

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