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BUSINESS MONDAY: Spotlight on One Mercantile and Sett—success in downtown Great Barrington

Local couple successfully builds a pair of brick-and-mortar businesses from the ground up by meeting the community where they are.

Renowned journalist April Ryan urges Simon’s ‘Rockers’ to be ever-curious

While based in the White House, Ryan has covered the last four presidents. She is one of the longest serving members of the White House Press Corps and is the only African-American to have reported daily from the White House for over 20 years.

CONNECTIONS: The makings of a dictator

There are handbooks on becoming a dictator. You have to have the taste for it and the talent but, if you do: create an oligarchy, encourage thuggery, undermine checks and balances and silence the press.

Smoke Signals from the Swamp: Connecting the Kushner dots

“Officials in at least four countries have privately discussed ways they can manipulate Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, by taking advantage of his complex business arrangements, financial difficulties and lack of foreign policy experience." --- The Washington Post

Enough

It didn’t take long for me to realize that the young adults of Parkland were cutting through the layers of despair I had built up all these years. They were telling their truth with passion and conviction.

Scott Christianson, 69, of Great Barrington, renowned investigative journalist

Scott is widely known and admired for his fearless truth-telling, passion for social justice and deep, loving soul.

Breaking news

As the TV anchors and the experts droned on and on with inane commentary, I wondered how many children in Syria, Iraq, Yemen, and Libya were being rendered homeless? How many children died of hunger, disease, and exposure while we got to know way too much about the 150 well-fed, adequately clothed, and financially secure people?

Connections: In politics, nothing new under the sun

To an historian, all the money spent during campaigns seems silly. Millions, perhaps billions, are spent to present the same opposing positions in almost the same words fighting with the same tactics.
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