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Is Trump’s exit bad for Baker?

IT’S TRUMP’S FAULT.  Not the insurrection at the US Capitol or the discrediting of fairly conducted elections or the general degradation of democratic principles — though there may be those things, too. In this case, the damage done by the former president is to Charlie Baker’s approval ratings.  The governor, whose political standing with voters […]

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Trump leaves, but the chaos sown remains 

DONALD TRUMP will be the first president in more than 150 years not to attend his successor’s inauguration, jetting off this morning to Florida in a denialist huff about his reelection defeat.  The Washington Post documented more than 30,000 false or misleading claims during his four years in office. One of them, of course, overshadows […]

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What are you going to do?

WERE YOU SHOCKED by the events in Washington DC, when pro-Trump demonstrators, urged on by the president himself, breached the US Capital and unleashed mayhem in a final desperate attempt to overturn the November election? Really, you were? Did you say out loud “I can’t believe this is happening in America” as you watched CNN […]

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Baker calls for Trump’s removal

REPUBLICAN GOV. Charlie Baker on Thursday called for President Trump to be removed from office, joining the entire Massachusetts congressional delegation in saying the president fueled division and spread lies about election rigging that led to the mob takeover of the US Capitol. “Yesterday’s events were appalling, disgraceful, and depressing,” Baker said at a State […]

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Can there be a DC return to ‘normality’?

MONDAY’S MEETING OF presidential electors in state capitols across the country is the kind of ritual that usually gets cursory news coverage, one of those quadrennial stories reported more as a reminder of the country’s quirky method of electing a president than a moment of true drama and importance.  But all of that was different […]