Does Brexit vote foretell US election?

June 25, 2016. The new question roiling American politics is whether the triumph of the Trump position in the Brexit referendum has any significance in predicting the outcome of this year’s American Presidential election. Before you scoff, consider modern history. In fact, the history of the last 80 years shows a common pattern, a similar…

“Occupy” Dems demand vote in House, block one in Senate

June 23, 2016. Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives can’t accomplish anything. What to do? “Let’s have a sit-in, like we used to do in the Dean’s office!” They don’t seem to know that they are supposed to be the grown-ups. The tactics of the Occupy movement are the ones the House Democrats have…

Judges and Prosecutors are Accountable

Cape Cod Times Op-Ed, June 8, 2016Having retired as a district court judge, I can tell you that the Cape Cod Times was wrong that there is “Little accountability of judges, prosecutors,” as it asserted in a May 27 editorial. Active sitting judges are prohibited by the Canons of Judicial Ethics from publicly defending themselves….

The Supreme Judicial Court Tanks an Investigation

June 2, 2016, West Barnstable MA. In a letter published in the Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, Gants’ response to Speaker’s request a misstep on November 19, 2015 and in this blog, I wrote: To the editor: When The Boston Globe Spotlight team published a series of articles revealing, to no one’s surprise, that there was political patronage…