March 22, 2008

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Saint Brett
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Political Intelligence
Obama race speech garners good reviews
Barack Obama's speech this week on race relations has received glowing praise from the pundocracy. Average Americans quite liked it, too, according to a new...
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Duxbury votes Saturday
Three tax-increase questions go before voters at the March 22 election. One would raise property taxes by $1 million to pay for design services...


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Obama attacks Clinton's veracity

Barack Obama's campaign, on the defensive for the past week, yesterday launched its most pointed assault yet on the character of rival Hillary Clinton, accusing her of routinely misleading voters for political gain. (By Scott Helman, Boston Globe)
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Seeking a kinder word for failure

To soothe the bruised egos of educators and children in lackluster schools, Massachusetts officials are now pushing for kinder, gentler euphemisms for failure. (By Tracy Jan, Boston Globe)

Many high bidders still waiting for homes

About a quarter of the winning bidders at a November auction of 300 Massachusetts home foreclosures have not yet been able to claim their properties, even as the auction company prepares for a new sale next Saturday. (By Binyamin Appelbaum, Boston Globe)

Tapping into greener dining,
eateries table bottled water

At the restaurant T.W. Food, a black-clad server circulates, pitcher of water in hand. "Good evening," she says to a table of diners. "Can I offer you a glass of Cambridge filtered?" (By Devra First, Boston Globe)

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