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Like a Knife Through the Heart


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By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson In one of those quirks of the calendar that sometimes seem meant to make us crazy, September 11, a day of contemplation and remembrance for most Americans and one of nasty political opportunism for some, this year is also the joyous Muslim holiday of Eid al-Feitr, celebrating the end of the […]

Massachusetts Organic Farmers Question Candidates


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By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson The Massachusetts chapter of the Northeast Organic Farming Association is quizzing candidates for governor and the legislature on issues the organization expects will come up for a vote in the coming session. The state House of Representatives has 160 members; the Senate has 40. I don’t know how many seats are […]

‘I Would Join a Union’


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By Miryam Ehrlich Williamson For my father, whom I honor by using his last name in the middle of mine, joining a union was not an option. He was a printer. He loved the printed word, and he loved the process by which words got put on paper. Part of how I learned to read […]

Lewison: Slash Jobs, Get a Raise


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Posted by Miryam Ehrlich Williamson I have more to say about fresh produce and children, but it can wait. This post, by someone whose opinions always make sense to me and whose way of expressing them I admire, is more important. Jed Lewison’s explanation of why our economy is how it is and what needs […]


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