Why on earth Donald Trump?

Cape Cod Times column, January 22, 2016 By Brian R. Merrick In any normal campaign season the lead story might have been a former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator and First Lady poised to become the first woman presidential nominee of a major party. It could have been a successful former governor of a major…

Apology in order-but not to House Speaker

Boston Globe letter, January 19, 2016 HOUSE SPEAKER Robert DeLeo has demanded that the Globe apologize for comparing the House of Representatives in Massachusetts to a plantation (“On Beacon Hill, a challenging year ahead,” Capital, Jan. 8). The Globe should apologize — to plantation owners. Brian R. Merrick West Barnstable