Free Exercise of Religion not Freedom from Religion

Judges are ordering the removal of crosses from war memorials.  Ten Commandment sculptures are being removed from court houses.  Nativity Scenes have been removed from a great many town commons.  Members of state and local governments are being barred from opening meetings with prayers.  Religious statements are being banned from school graduations.  This is just … Continue reading Free Exercise of Religion not Freedom from Religion

Trump is Exactly Where He Wants to Be Despite GOP ‘Chaos’

If the 2016 Presidential election has taught us anything, it's that conventional wisdom no longer has a place in the thought process of anyone trying to figure out Donald Trump's path to the White House. Conventional wisdom said that he shouldn't have made it into the primaries at all. It says he definitely shouldn't have … Continue reading Trump is Exactly Where He Wants to Be Despite GOP ‘Chaos’

The portrait’s gotta go: putting a Know-Nothing in his place

A determined little group met at the Massachusetts State House this week with a simple message to legislators: move the portrait of 19th-century Know-Nothing governor Henry Gardner away from its place of honor outside legislative chambers to someplace more appropriate. The basement, maybe. Former ambassador and Boston mayor Ray Flynn led a roster of speakers … Continue reading The portrait’s gotta go: putting a Know-Nothing in his place