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Requiem for a Candidate: Bobby Jindal

November 19, 2015

Bobby Jindal dropped out of the race on Tuesday.  It wasn’t immediately expected, but it also wasn’t news.  The descent from wildly popular governor and presidential prospect to wildly unpopular governor and presidential never-was is now complete. 1,316 more words

2016 Republicans

"Hoodwinked": Rumsfeld, Cheney, And A Bush-Family Drama

There’s something oddly Shakespearean about all of this.

Former President George H. W. Bush has ignited Republican infighting by alleging in an upcoming biography that former Vice President Dick Cheney formed his “own empire” within the White House and evolved into an “iron-ass” on foreign policy while serving in George W. 372 more words


George Bush Sr.'s no-class putdown of Michael Dukakis

While you are enjoying George H.W. Bush’s putdowns of Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and, yes, George W., pause for a moment and consider his vicious characterization of Northeastern’s… 140 more words


"Jeb can fix it"

By Tom Quiner

The Jeb Bush campaign has come up with a new campaign slogan:

“Jeb can fix it.”


Let’s start with the obvious. Fix what?

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"This Is An Old Story": Presidential Debates Often Stink. But It Has Nothing To Do With 'Liberal Media Bias'

Republicans are divided about many things, but one thing they all agree on is that the news media are out to get them, and when they fail, it isn’t their own fault, it’s because of the dastardly liberal media. 1,120 more words


1988 Presidential candidate Michael Dukakis ran the Boston Marathon as a high school junior wearing canvas Keds

. @BostonMagazine did a walk and talk with former Gov Michael Dukakis and it's lovely: https://t.co/0RVQLsII4A

— Trenni Kusnierek (@trenni) October 28, 2015

Every once in awhile a major celebrity will have a truly batty high school sports story that comes out years later in a seemingly inconsequential interview with one magazine or another.

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Outside The Box

Ex-Governors To Push Baker On North-South Rail Link

BOSTON (AP) — Two former Massachusetts governors planned to meet Wednesday with current Gov. Charlie Baker to promote an underground rail connection between North Station and South Station in Boston, adding to the pile of hoped-for improvements to the region’s strained transit system. 405 more words