Byline: By BILL NEWMAN

If you believe that recent Supreme Court decisions jeopardize both liberty and democracy, you’re right. If you think the worst is over, you’re...

On Nov. 22, 1963, I was sitting in my eighth grade art class when some adult knocked on the door and told us that President Kennedy had been shot...

My Turn: Guns and God at the Court

6/7/22

The Supreme Court will soon hand down two decisions that could change the course of this country’s history — one on abortion, the other on guns.The...

There’s speculation galore as to who leaked Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion. But who did it doesn’t matter much. What matters is what Alito wrote...

Yikes! In times past as I arose from sleep to greet the light, my morns would start with quick reads from a voice on my clock radio that would...

A Christian public high school football coach insisted on leading prayers with his players at the 50-yard line immediately after the game. The...

My Turn: Will Roe survive?

12/6/21

By Bill Newman“This case calls upon us to reconsider a precedent decision, as the Court, throughout its history, often has been required to do...

What is the minimum wage in Massachusetts? It’s not a trick question, but there’s not one simple answer.     Let’s begin with the legislative...

My Turn: A girl of summer leaves us

5/4/21

By Bill Newman Last Saturday was glorious — sunny, with dogwoods and cherry trees in blossom. Our small group, gathered together at a graveside to...

Democracy is on the ballot

10/12/20

At this week’s presidential debate the moderator, Fox News’ Chris Wallace, asked Donald Trump, “Are you willing, tonight, to condemn white...

Howard Schultz for president?

2/7/19

Howard who? Is doing what? Clearly I should pay more attention to businessmen and billionaires.Let me confess ignorance. Until recently, the name...

Should you be able to create a fully operational lethal firearm by pushing a button on your computer? Let’s hit pause so that we can reset and...

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