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In the madness of the Trump era, terrible things happen with almost no notice. An announcement is made, some news stories are written, and the issue quickly disappears, engulfed in a storm of crazy
NEW YORK The reports about Jamal Khashoggi, the missing Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributor, whom I've known for more than 15 years, grow steadily more sickening.Turkey claims to
PITTSFIELD One hundred years ago this month, Pittsfield's most famous son, Major Charles White Whittlesey, lead the "Lost Battalion" in World War I, leading to the war's eventual end on
RICHMOND White caps and sapphire water on the usually calm bay indicated that this was not a beach day. It was August on Cape Cod, and it would be windy out there on the sand possibly
LENOX So, you want to score a ticket or two to see the hottest show in the nation, Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Hamilton," now that it's on tour while still playing forever on Broadway?As a public
The Asia editor for a major newspaper has just been unceremoniously booted out of Hong Kong. It's an unprecedented action further damaging the city's already-dented image as a bastion of personal ..
WILLIAMSTOWN "Practice" sometimes means repeating in order to improve, as in we're practicing the piccolo this afternoon. The word also means applying a theory or idea, as in she practiced
WASHINGTON At his White House swearing-in ceremony, Justice Brett Kavanaugh described a role for the Supreme Court that was often obscured during his rancorous confirmation process. "It is
LOS ANGELES These are the best of times, and the worst of times, for being well informed. We have a vast landscape of news sources, yet we tend to view them through a peephole rather than a
GREAT BARRINGTON Question 1 on the Massachusetts ballot this year demands some thinking.It would mandate certain levels of nurse staffing in our hospitals. But before I come to a conclusion
PITTSFIELD I had a miserable summer. First off, while sprucing up our house in July, my paint brush accidently broke through a wasp's nest. In moments, I was swarmed over by a squadron of the
NEW YORK I disagree with academic feminism a lot with those vague oppressor stories about the patriarchy, with the strange unwillingness to admit inherited-gender differences and with
The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (nbCC) has been convening members of our community to address prevention, treatment, and recovery from addiction. Being a predominantly rural region can add
NEW YORK -- As Hurricane Michael rips through homes and communities, we send our sympathies to all those in its path, but let's also review what some leading Florida residents have said about ...
WESTPORT, Conn. On a summer Monday in 1976, I stood outside the Time & Life building hard by Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall. A latter-day Jonah, I was headed into the belly
COLUMBUS, Ohio "I think it's all about the dignity of work," says Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown in an interview in the backseat of his Chevy Suburban. "I talk about how we value work.
PITTSFIELD America could have been spared from the further widening of its political division, if former Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and current Republican Senate Majority
Driving in the car, I often turn to radio stations that play current pop songs. Unfortunately, I don't recognize many of the tunes, not to mention the singers and the bands that are today's pop
With flu season around the corner, your health care providers, employers, pharmacists and others are sounding the annual reminder: "Get your annual flu shot." We encourage this for you and
At the Brien Center, we do our best to provide high-quality care for thousands of people in the Berkshires through comprehensive programs and services delivered in community settings. Yet, it is not ..