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Mass. Problems for Kids

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Bill Lichtenstein

The lawsuit, filed by the New York-based Children's Rights, charges that Massachusetts has one of the nation's highest rates of abuse of foster children in the country.

Pen vs. Gun: I'll Absolutely Take the First Amendment Over the Second

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 07.08.2013 | Politics
Bill Lichtenstein

If the NRA is not going to give an inch on the Second Amendment, then let's invoke our absolute First Amendment rights to speak and assemble without restrictions.

Clear Channel to Boston Radio Fans: All Hail EDF!

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 02.22.2013 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

Radio behemoth Clear Channel, owned by Mitt Romney's Bain Capital and cousin of LiveNation and Ticketmaster, knows what you want to hear on the radio....

The Late David Rakoff's Early Radio Days

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 10.27.2012 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

We always were pleased that we had a role in his early radio days. His powerful combination of wit, compassion and humanity will be sorely missed and lives on in his work.

Zaarly? Really?

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 09.28.2011 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

I just got this notice about a new web application called Zaarly. It seems that right in your area, there are people selling things you want, and Zaa...

Proposition 8 Dispatch From the Culture Wars Front

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Lichtenstein

There is a side to gay America that is rarely seen and takes place in conservative, often deeply religious small towns and rural communities where those strive to fit in rather than to stand out.

Can You Find the Mexican Alien?

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Lichtenstein

How difficult will it be to enforce Arizona's new anti-immigration law, which gives law enforcement the right to stop and detain anyone who is "reason...

Senator Scott Brown On Austin Terror Attack: "People Are Frustrated"

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bill Lichtenstein

In what Fox News is calling his first national TV interview since being elected, Scott Brown pointed to the public's frustration with Washington when he was asked about Joe Stack.

NPR Gets in News Staff's Facebook

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Lichtenstein

One has to wonder just what the editors at NPR will say if they are asked, "Is it OK to post a link to last night's Jon Stewart rant or to Frank Rich's recent editorial on my Facebook page?"