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  • America's $87 billion traffic jam ranks Boston, DC and Chicago as the worst in US

    02/12/2019 1:54:06 PM PST · by Signalman · 23 replies
    MSN.com ^ | 2/12/2019 | Phil LeBeau
    Time is money, and a new report shows just how much time and money American's are wasting sitting in their cars and trucks. The total last year was $87 billion, or $1,348 per driver, according to new data analyzed by research firm INRIX. Each year, INRIX issues a Global Traffic Scorecard based on millions of pieces of data from connected vehicles, departments of transportation, cellular positioning reports and a number of other sources. The picture they paint of congestion in the U.S. in 2018 is not pretty, especially when it comes to the excess amount of time we spend behind...
  • Jackie Bradley Jr. on White House decision: 'I wouldn't go even if Hillary Clinton was in office'

    02/09/2019 4:43:31 PM PST · by blueplum · 51 replies
    Yahoo! Sports ^ | 08 Feb 2019 | Mark Townsend
    Jackie Bradley Jr. is one of three Boston Red Sox players to publicly state he will not be present when his teammates visit President Donald Trump at the White House this spring. Now the Gold Glove outfielder is taking to social media to explain his decision. Or perhaps more accurately, to correct people who he says incorrectly assumed his decision was politically or racially motivated. In a message posted to Twitter on Friday, Bradley adamantly states that politics didn’t play a role in his decision. He goes as far as to state it didn’t matter if it was Donald Trump...
  • At Web Site for Journalists, a Campaign Article Becomes a Melee (Dinosaur Media DeathWatch™)

    12/17/2007 12:28:52 PM PST · by abb · 15 replies · 359+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 17, 2007 | Maria Aspan
    A usual round of media self-criticism turned into a schoolyard brawl last week, as editors, reporters and bloggers traded insults over a front-page article in The Washington Post, all at the very online water cooler where they usually get their news about the industry. The Post article, which ran on Nov. 29, was about rumors of Barack Obama’s ties to the Muslim world. snip Then things got really ugly. On Dec. 10, Chris Daly, a Boston University journalism professor, posted an entry on his blog that turned the debate over the merits of the article’s reporting into a debate over...
  • Carbon Free Boston panel pushes $5 cover charge for cars on city streets

    01/29/2019 4:08:46 PM PST · by C210N · 33 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | January 29, 2019 | Jonathan Ng
    City Councilor Matt O’Malley called the report “one of the best deep dives any city could have taken,” and applauded its thoroughness. “The overarching theme of the report is that we have 12 years to get it right.”
  • Nostalgia and the American Dream Aren't Airy Fantasies

    01/29/2019 9:01:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2019 | Salena Zito
    BRYAN, Ohio -- When the New England Confectionery Co. filed for bankruptcy in Boston last spring, there was such an immediate and deep sense of loss across the country that folks took to local stores and Amazon to claim a piece of yet another what-used-to-be. Necco Wafers, its signature product, had been part of Americana since before the Civil War. In fact, the company said the sugary, chalky wafers were a favorite of soldiers because the confection didn't melt, and that they were consumed by Union soldiers on the battlefield during the Civil War and by GIs during World War...
  • Liberal Boston Globe Praises Trump Administration For 'Commendable Leadership' On Venezuela

    01/26/2019 3:46:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2019 | Timothy Meads
    In a rare piece published Friday, the editors at The Boston Globe praised President Donald J. Trump for his leadership in recognizing Venezuelan National Assembly Juan Guaidó as the Latin American country's leader and his administration's condemnation of socialist dictator Nicolas Maduro.  via Boston Globe:The Trump administration showed commendable leadership in Latin America this week by recognizing Juan Guaidó, the president of the Venezuelan National Assembly, as the country’s legitimate president, in a repudiation of the Nicolás Maduro regime. It was a rare foreign policy move in the right direction by an administration that has been marred by one blunder after...
  • Exclusive Excerpts from ‘Team of Vipers’: John Kelly Overheard Undermining President Trump on Syria

    01/25/2019 1:06:03 AM PST · by familyop · 66 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | January 24, 2019 | Matthew Boyle
    Sims, unlike many others who have left the White House and gone on to attack the president in books or public comments, remains loyal to Trump and is trying to out leakers–or sleeper cells, as they are called–in the West Wing. One alleged leaker exposed in another excerpt in Sims’ book is White House counselor KellyAnne Conway, who, Sims recounts in an excerpt published by Vanity Fair, asked him to write a statement on her computer saying she was not disloyal or leaking–while he watched messages appear on her screen between her and media figures in which she allegedly trashed...
  • Walsh looks beyond Boston, but will voters see past history?

    01/18/2019 5:33:05 AM PST · by luke1825
    lowell sun ^ | 1/17 | peter lucas
    There is a reason why Boston mayors do not become Massachusetts governors. They can’t get elected. So, some basic advice to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh: don’t run. Don’t even think about it. The last Boston mayor to run for governor was the late flamboyant and visionary Kevin White. White, who won a contentious Democratic primary, was defeated in the November election by Republican Gov. Frank Sargent.
  • Boston Mayor Wants to Require Doctors to ask if Patients own Guns

    01/16/2019 8:19:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 107 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    Boston Mayor Martin Walsh wants to mandate that Doctors teach patients about gun safety. It appears to be another Orwellian definition. Gun safety in these circumstances seems to mean getting rid of guns. There is no mention of using known gun safety experts who have been working on the subject for decades. From bizjournals.com: Involving doctors in gun safety: This act would require medical professionals to ask patients about guns in the home, and bring up the topics of gun safety. The goal, Boston Police Commissioner William Gross said, is to identify those at risk for domestic violence, suicide...
  • Boston Mayor’s Office to Force Doctors to Identify and Document Patients Who Own Guns

    01/11/2019 7:10:11 PM PST · by bitt · 115 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 1/10/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Joseph Stalin’s firearms registration and confiscation was a tremendous success for the Socialist state. Under the Tsar, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. That all changed when Stalin and the communists took control. Stalin was able to control, starve, punish and imprison a defenseless people… after he took their guns. (Zinnfigur) This video is a shocking reminder on how Stalin was able to control, starve, punish and imprison a defenseless people. It’s no secret that Democrats are hoping to repeat this history here in the United States. The Boston Mayor’s Office is pushing a new...
  • Fifth SEIU Official Ousted After Being Accused of Sexual Assault

    11/21/2017 4:49:28 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    freebeacon ^ | November 20, 2017 | Alex Griswold
    Another official at the Service Employees International Union has been ousted following accusations of sexual assault. Pedro Malave was first fired from a local Boston-area SEIU chapter in 2014, only to be later rehired at two other local chapters in California, the labor website Payday Report reported last week. Politico‘s Morning Shift newsletter flagged the report on Monday and confirmed that the locals dismissed Malave after they learned of his past alleged conduct. In the summer of 2014, the Boston-area 32BJ SEIU Local 615 investigated Malave, then the assistant director, after a co-worker, Daria Alladio, accused him of sexual assault....
  • Owner of Historic Boston Restaurant Says Minimum Wage Hikes Hastened Its Demise

    01/10/2019 3:40:16 PM PST · by lowbridge · 57 replies
    intellectualtakeout.org ^ | January 8, 2019 | Jarrett Stepman
    Durgin-Park, a renowned Boston restaurant, has been around for a long time. It opened in 1827, when Massachusetts’ own John Quincy Adams was president of the United States. Phil Klein of the Washington Examiner wrote: “The restaurant, located in Boston’s Faneuil Hall, was an institution and tourist attraction, serving New England staples, such as chowder, shepherd’s pie, prime rib, pot roast, and Boston cream pie.” But now, after nearly two centuries, it’s closing. Why? The owner says it’s due in part to a recently passed law that raised the minimum wage from $11 to $12 an hour on Jan. 1, and will further increase it...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board

    07/26/2016 7:49:11 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/26/2016 | Rebecca Kheel
    http://thehill.com/policy/defense/289290-jeff-bezos-neil-degrasse-tyson-join-pentagon-innovation-board July 26, 2016 - 02:15 PM EDT Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jeff Bezos join DOD innovation board By Rebecca Kheel Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson were among the big names Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Tuesday as joining the Pentagon’s recently formed Defense Innovation Advisory Board. “I've given them the very specific task of identifying innovative private sector best practices that could be of use to DOD [the Department of Defense] — not unlike our recent Hack the Pentagon pilot program, which invited hackers to help find vulnerabilities in our networks," Carter said during an...
  • Massachusetts’ Airbnb crushing law is on the way

    12/30/2018 11:26:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Hotair.com ^ | December 30, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    >We’ve been covering this story for a while, so we knew it was coming, but now it’s official. Massachusetts has passed a new law that was basically designed to run Airbnb out of business in their state. Governor Charlie Baker has signed it and it takes effect in July. Baker and his supporters continue to issue bizarre claims about how they’re being “fair” to all sides, but what this boils down to is a huge win for the lobbying interests who forced this issue through behind the scenes. (Boston Globe) Governor Charlie Baker on Friday signed first-of-its-kind legislation to tax...
  • Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s lawyers want his death sentence tossed. Here’s what they’re arguing.

    12/28/2018 7:23:50 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 84 replies
    Boston.com ^ | 12/27/2018 | ALANNA DURKIN RICHER
    BOSTON (AP) — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s convictions or death sentence should be tossed because it was impossible for him to get a fair trial in the same city where the shrapnel-packed, pressure cooker bombs exploded, his lawyers told a federal appeals court on Thursday. In a 500-page brief filed in the 1st U.S. District Court of Appeals, Tsarnaev’s legal team outlined a host of other problems with his 2015 trial, during which the defense admitted from the outset that he and his older brother carried out the attack. His appellate lawyers are also pointing to issues with jurors,...
  • Happy New Year! May Your City Never Become San Francisco, New York or Seattle

    12/26/2018 5:48:56 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | December 26, 2018 | Emily Badger
    Seattle does not want to become San Francisco, a fate that has come to refer exclusively to the city’s worst traits: its $5,000-a-month rents, its homeless encampments and the ever-present dissonance between those two. As San Francisco’s troubles have grown more vivid, so too has its status as other cities’ worst nightmare. In Portland, Oakland and Sacramento, residents and pundits have voiced dread at becoming The Next San Francisco, where the middle class is disappearing. San Francisco is worried, too — about becoming Manhattan. That fear has lurked for decades behind every new proposed skyscraper. And now cranes are erecting...
  • Howie Carr: White lies catch up to Elizabeth Warren

    12/16/2018 5:33:22 AM PST · by Zakeet · 27 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 15, 2018 | Howie Carr
    Where do I go to get my reputation back? Do you know how many times I've been called a "racist" over the last six years for calling Elizabeth Warren exactly what she just called herself in Baltimore - "not a person of color." In other words, a fake Indian. She finally admitted the obvious on a Friday afternoon, just before Christmas, in front of what she must have assumed would be a somewhat sympathetic audience at a black college. Two months after offering what she claimed was definitive proof of her Native American ancestry, she is now acknowledging that she’s...
  • Newly-Elected DA Vows To Stop Prosecuting Resisting Arrest And 15 Other Crimes

    12/07/2018 4:04:14 AM PST · by TexasGurl24 · 52 replies
    Blue Lives Matter ^ | 12/6/2018 | Holly Matkin
    Boston, MA – When Suffolk County’s district attorney-elect Rachel Rollins takes over the prosecutor’s office in January, criminals will no longer need to worry about being held accountable for many offenses – including resisting arrest. “It’s a recipe for disaster,” veteran Boston defense attorney, Robert Griffin, told the Boston Globe. “The problem is the message that you’re sending,” Griffin stressed. “You’re encouraging bad behavior. You’re telling people that we’re not going to do anything about this.” Rollins, 47, has been widely hailed – and widely criticized – for her well-publicized “Charges to be Declined” list, which she has featured on...
  • Elizabeth Warren's hometown paper 'skeptical' of 2020 run: She 'missed her moment in 2016'

    12/07/2018 4:55:51 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/06/18 | Kate Sullivan
    (CNN) The Boston Globe published a searing editorial Thursday pouring cold water on the prospects of a presidential run for Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren in 2020, a stark contrast to the paper's call for her to seek the White House three years ago. "While Warren is an effective and impactful senator with an important voice nationally, she has become a divisive figure," the Globe editorial reads. "A unifying voice is what the country needs now after the polarizing politics of Donald Trump." The Globe, based in the state Warren represents, writes: "Warren missed her moment in 2016, and there's reason...
  • Ex-Patriot player Browner sentenced in attempted murder case

    12/05/2018 10:43:11 AM PST · by Red Badger · 5 replies
    fox61.com ^ | Posted 5:33 PM, December 4, 2018, | Staff
    POMONA, Calif. — Prosecutors say former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner has been sentenced to eight years in prison for trying to kill his ex-girlfriend after breaking into her Southern California home. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says Browner was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest to attempted murder as part of a deal with prosecutors. The 34-year-old also pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of cruelty to a child. The judge ordered Browner to stay away from the victim and her two children for 10 years. Browner, who won Super Bowls with the Seattle Seahawks and New England...