Special Friday (late pm) redirect

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Greg Sargent of the WaPo's Plum Line notes that the White House…

How Does Your Town Measure Up?

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Today, the Boston Globe reported that 2,933 high school seniors…

Protecting Our Inalienable Right to Subsidized Golf

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Sometimes you wonder what is going on up on Beacon Hill. In…

Opponents of Reform: Infinitely Resilient

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The state's plan to water down the MCAS test teaches us…

It's official: VA declines to participate in RttT

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Olympia Meola of the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that Virginia…

38 days in, we need a laugh

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While I am glad that BP has not taken up some home remedies,…

Apps for Transparency

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At Pioneer, we believe that only an informed citizen can hold…

Staggering Hypocrisy in his Choice of Words

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Yesterday Governor Deval Patrick described reflexive Republican…

Nothing to fear but lower student achievement...

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Did anyone actually think that during a campaign season the MCAS…

Sidewalk Superintendent Series: The Seaport

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(An irregular series on public space. Downtown Crossing covered…

Fun Brownie Recipe

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How many pages does it take the federal government to address…

Uncomfortable Juxtaposition

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From Today’s Globe: “Massachusetts education officials are…

Stop floating - start swimming

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Monica Brady-Meyerov has an interesting report on WBUR. Seems…

Best (?) of Massachusetts

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On Tuesday, The Boston Globe published its annual Best of Massachusetts…

Budgeting

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I don't know about you, but I do my best to live within my means.…

The Doctor's View

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Earlier this spring, Dr. Jeffrey S. Flier, Dean of Harvard Medical…

Unintended Consequences?

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The Wall Street Journal reports today that the recently passed…

Advice to BU grads as they go into the world

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It's commencement time in Boston, which means a stream of events…

When will we go cashless on the Turnpike?

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From Bob Poole is an update on all the toll roads migrating to…

Innovation Smithovation

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We often hear about how charter schools are so innovative. And…

Running the Numbers - Elevator-Style

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Here at the posh Pioneer HQ, we are well-aware of the vagaries…

The Return of the Nanny State

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Or maybe its no sign-maker left behind. The latest 'nanny-state'…

Video Killed the Radio Star

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Please enjoy Pioneer's debut video press release on our latest…

Fruitful comparisons

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Today, Pioneer released a new report on economic growth in Massachusetts…

Breakfast Treat

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This morning we had a treat at Pioneer. Philip K. Howard came…

Crying won't help you

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Crying won't help you, praying won't do you no good When the…

MA vs. US: Round 2: Employer Penalties

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Sorry, It's been awhile. Although the MA reform was considered…

Big kudos and 2 questions about the Aquapocalypse

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Fred Laskey and his immediate staff did an incredible job in…