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The American Customer Satisfaction Index recently released its annual report on customer satisfaction with federal government agencies and a CBS story about the results says it all: “Americans hate the U.S. government more than ever.” Though perhaps a bit melodramatic, it is true that the...
Remember back in 2012 when we all voted for the Right to Repair Act even though it had already been resolved by the time the election came along? I’m reminded of that this week while reading the tech news trending on Google. A quick refresher, the Right to Repair Act was the law that forced...
The death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia presents President Barack Obama with a rare opportunity to shape the high court’s direction for years, if not decades, to come. Our hope is that he fights the temptation to shift the court’s balance markedly leftward and, instead, selects a nominee...
DEAR ABBY: There is a topic I haven’t seen addressed in your column, namely being sexually abused by a spouse. I ended my marriage because my husband was waking me at 2 a.m. demanding sex. He expected me to have sex only a week after I had our baby, although my doctor had said I should wait six...
DEAR ABBY: My sister-in-law has asked me to pay for repairs to the passenger seat of her car. She was picking up my 9-year-old to stay the night, and when he got inside, he moved the seat forward to better fit his stature. She got upset and said, “The seat was broken. We had it set just right for...
Despite the colloquialization of the holiday to Presidents Day, today officially remains Washington’s Birthday. Thanks to the Uniform Monday Holiday Act, however, the day we honor the father of his country and first president will never actually fall on his birthday, Feb. 22. Perhaps, as a...
Editor, Daily News A woman of courage and conviction, Polly Cooke Clark Whipps set a unique and inspiring tone. She lived her life with independence and faith, and no one worked harder (and no one had more fun). Like so many people, I am very grateful for Polly. Like many, I will miss her...
DEAR ABBY: I have been working for four years. I need to work to help my husband financially. However, over the last few months, I’ve felt torn about not being a stay-at-home mom. My grandmother, who is in her 70s, has been taking care of my son full time while I work, but her health isn’t the...
The decision to use deadly force shouldn’t depend on municipal boundaries. Police agencies here can and should lead the way by coming together around a common set of standards and practices that protect both police officers and the citizens they serve. On Aug. 19, 2014, 10 days after Michael...
Editor, Daily News More than 1,475 Massachusetts households in need of warmth last winter received energy assistance thanks to the Good Neighbor Energy Fund. Now, with the arrival of colder winter temperatures, more Massachusetts families in temporary crisis due to a loss of a job or unexpected...

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