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CAPITAL IDEAS: Is it too late to buy Nvidia

As a contrarian, I view rampant interest (euphoria?) from investment civilians as more of a negative than a positive for the stock. But momentum is powerful, and the company’s earnings growth has been stellar.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘A Warning’ a chilling account of the Trump administration that’s not easily put down

At the end of the day, what’s most important is what Anonymous has been a witness to, and what we learn about our commander in chief.

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Siege’ reveals the constant provocations, never-ending nastiness of the Trump administration

Episode after episode reveals a mean-spirited, self-absorbed bully who doesn’t read, study or listen to anyone who says anything he disagrees with.

Our border crisis

If Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua are now countries to flee, shouldn’t we know that we helped to make that happen?

Long-time EPA Community Coordinator – veteran in Housatonic River cleanup – steps down

"At EPA there’s a big morale issue at the staff level. It’s awful. Some employees wouldn’t normally think of leaving, but after two years of this, they wonder what they should do. I was counseling people in their 30s to hunker down for the longer run. But how can the EPA people work for a President who lies every day?” -- Jim Murphy, former Community Involvement Coordinator for Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 that comprises New England

THEATRE REVIEW: ‘What the Constitution Means to Me,’ an inspired message for our time

This play made me wish our education system still fostered the art of rigorous, respectful debate.

CONNECTIONS: Waiting for Mueller

All the clever people who were calculating the odds, acutely judging the politics, and weighing cost/benefit, what do they have to say now? All elected officials who cared more about keeping their jobs than doing their jobs, how do they like waiting for Mueller now?

ORANGE ALERT: The (almost) daily outrage

Senior Trump administration officials granted security clearances to at least 25 individuals whose applications had been denied for “disqualifying issues” that could put national security at risk.

CAPITAL IDEAS: The art of the oil deal

As the Saudis attempt to normalize oil prices, the market is all but guaranteed to overshoot to the upside as it typically does when prices mean revert.

As young as one

Recently, our attention has been split by the plight of the Thai boys trapped in the cave, and the bizarre behavior of President Trump in Brussels, the United Kingdom and Helsinki. And yet there are thousands of parents and children trapped in a kind of hell, waiting to find each other.

America’s new policy toward immigrants: Kids in cages, families imprisoned

This time, thankfully, the free press that our president mocks day after day as fake gave us the chance to hear firsthand from these mothers and fathers and their children, to see for ourselves the cages the children were sent to and to hear their cries.

CONNECTIONS: The way it used to be

Perhaps we could gain a better understanding of the Trump White House and the characters therein by imagining them as 5 year olds.
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