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WILSHERE: The ideal partner is utter fantasy

WILSHERE: The ideal partner is utter fantasy

I have a mental checklist when I meet a guy. I check off the qualities that I look for in a potential man: a good sense of humor, a level head, a sense of kindness, a love of TV crime shows and a hatred of crime, hopefully well-traveled, soft eyes, a good heart and an old soul. I recognize that […]

by Meredith Wilshere· · 0 comments · Editorial, Opinion
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EDITORIAL: At-risk youth need more than money

Money can’t solve everything, but try telling that to the Washington D.C. government. A new publicly funded program will target 200 at-risk youths to take part in life planning and behavioral therapy programs, The Guardian reported Sunday. If the minors stay out of crime for six months, they get a $1,000 monthly stipend for nine months. The program would cost $4.9 […]

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RENNER: Roosh V’s misogyny must be ignored

RENNER: Roosh V’s misogyny must be ignored

A group of misogynists was scheduled to meet Friday at the Paul Revere statue in Boston’s North End. This meeting has since been canceled due to safety concerns. This was only one of 165 meetings planned worldwide of a backward, self-proclaimed cult led by a man named Daryush Valizadeh, also known as Roosh V. Though the BBC described Valizadeh as […]

by Elise Renner· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
OP-ED: Let your voice be heard, spread the word, vote Super Tuesday

OP-ED: Let your voice be heard, spread the word, vote Super Tuesday

Op-Eds do not reflect the editorial opinion of The Daily Free Press. They are solely the opinion of the author. Friends, Neighbors and Constituents: I am a lifelong Democrat and lifelong Boston resident. I attended high school in a neighboring town, and later graduated from Boston University and the London School of Economics. We live in a highly diverse and prominent […]

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EDITORIAL: Martin Shkreli pleads Fifth, still annoys

Pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli testified in front of Congress Thursday, invoking the Fifth Amendment on almost every question, NPR reported. The only question he did answer was about the pronunciation of his name. Shkreli, also facing federal fraud charges, was called into a congressional hearing to speak about how he raised the price of a life-saving drug used to treat […]

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EDITORIAL: Increased U.S. exonerations show need for reform

EDITORIAL: Increased U.S. exonerations show need for reform

Sometimes the guilty aren’t always so guilty. A record of 149 exonerations occurred in 2015, according to a recent report from The National Registry of Exonerations. Of those exonerations, two-thirds were minorities and half were African-American. Since 2011, the number of exonerations in the United States has more than doubled, the report said. 2015 was also the year with the […]

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REMILLARD: Democrats could learn from GOP caucus results

REMILLARD: Democrats could learn from GOP caucus results

It has not been a good year for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. Days after announcing he was running for president — way back on June 15, 2015 — NBC published a poll showing Bush as the frontrunner, five points ahead of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in a then-crowded 16-person GOP race. Seven months later, Walker is long gone, and […]

by Christopher Remillard· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
TENTINDO: Our celebrity hate culture is sexist

TENTINDO: Our celebrity hate culture is sexist

Donald Trump probably hates Megyn Kelly. If not, then he wants everyone to think he does. After FOX News denied his request to remove Megyn Kelly as a debate moderator, Trump boycotted the Jan. 28 Republican debate. As a result, Kelly moderated the debate, Trump held a protest and Trump’s supporters hurled sexist insults at Kelly online. What exactly did […]

by Will Tentindo· · 2 comments · Columns, Opinion
YANK-JACOBS: Martin O’Malley loses primary, wins health care issue

YANK-JACOBS: Martin O’Malley loses primary, wins health care issue

The Democratic Party’s 2016 presidential candidates have worked hard to stress their policy differences before voting is underway. Earlier this month, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea Clinton, mentioned how Bernie Sanders will “dismantle” President Obama’s health care law — a disingenuous claim meant to portray Hillary Clinton as the defender of Obama’s legacy. Perhaps if Clinton focused […]

by Kobe Yank-Jacobs· · 0 comments · Columns, Opinion
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EDITORIAL: To fight patriarchy, women should be eligible for draft

All could soon be fair in drafting for a war. U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, and Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller, said they support women registering for the draft in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, The Washington Post reported. This follows Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s December decision to open up all combat roles to women […]

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