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03/26/2015 - 8:48pm

    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is urging baristas to engage customers in discussions about race and inequality -- as if his employees already were not busy enough trying to tell my coffee-and-espresso-shot from the next guy's vanilla latte.

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03/19/2015 - 3:44pm

    Here we go again. At Harvard, Emory, Bucknell and other schools around the country, there have been record numbers of applicants yearning for an elite degree. They'll get word in the next few weeks. Most will be turned down.

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03/19/2015 - 3:43pm

    See, I keep telling you that old-fashioned racism is alive and well in this country. After the fraternity bus sing-along at the University of Oklahoma, do you hear me now?

    Frankly, the happy-go-...

03/19/2015 - 3:43pm

    There are few organizations that can make a mountain out of a molehill like the NCAA. Believe it or not, the scathing report it issued last week, accusing Syracuse University and its basketball coach, Jim Boeheim, of a pattern of cheating, is a pretty good...

03/19/2015 - 3:43pm

    The groceries bagged, Dale Danahy offers a warm hug on this cold New England Saturday to a woman who has shopped Danahy's store for 30 years. Hugs happen again in frozen food. Over by the bakery and in the meat section, Danahy is saying goodbye to a...

03/19/2015 - 3:41pm

    This is the time of year when we start to think about global warming. Because the weather is about to get warmer. Please God.

    A new angle comes up almost every day. A Harvard professor recently...

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