Category: College of General Studies

MA Democratic Convention results

June 15th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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Grossman, Coakley, & Berwick received at least 15% of delegates…

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Martha Coakley set up for Dem snub

June 14th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Bay State Democrats are poised to turn their backs on, and possibly weaken, Martha Coakley at today’s party convention, even though the attorney general is up by more than 30 points in most polls as she pursues her historic bid to become the first woman ever elected governor in Massachusetts…

Expert quote:

“It would be something of an embarrassment. In terms of the base of the party, it makes them wonder what they’re doing, and what they’re all about. She clearly has the lead in every poll — a large lead — and (GOP hopeful Charlie) Baker has a slight lead over (Treasurer Steven) Grossman. It would seem like the party shooting themselves in the foot if they go with Grossman.”

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History Will Be Mostly Kind to Elder Bush, Says Historian

June 13th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Newsmax, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Former President George H.W. Bush, who went skydiving for his 90th birthday, also has a lofty legacy to celebrate as the leader who helped end the Cold War peacefully, presidential historian Tom Whalen told Newsmax TV on Thursday…

Expert quote:

“He was kind of the indispensable man because the Cold War, as it was ending during his term, could have gone in a number of negative ways.”

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The Sixties: JFK’s assassination

June 13th, 2014 in 2014, CNN, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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Democratic candidates for Massachusetts governor hold debate

June 10th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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BU Political Historian: Bergdahl Swap Dramatic But Nothing New

June 4th, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WBZ-TV 0 comments

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Chat About Baseball Sabermetrics with Professor Andy Andres on Thursday at 11 a.m

June 4th, 2014 in 2014, Andy Andres, Boston.com, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Professor Extras 0 comments

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Andy Andres, College of General Studies

Interested in learning more about baseball analytics? Here’s your chance. Boston University professor Andy Andres, who just launched a free online course on edX.org entitled: Sabermetrics 101: Introduction to Baseball Analytics, will chat with Boston.com readers Thursday, June 5 at 11 a.m…

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Bergdahl: Hero or deserter?

June 3rd, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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Controversial POW deal divides along party lines

June 2nd, 2014 in 2014, Boston Herald, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen 0 comments

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President Obama’s decision to swap five top Taliban prisoners for a captured Army sergeant is likely to become just the latest of a series of partisan foreign policy hot-button issues…

Expert quote:

“The reality is presidents have done this, and will continue to do this, beyond President Obama’s time in office, because it is politically untenable to have hostages in enemy’s hands.”

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Coakley campaign responds to parking zone flap

May 31st, 2014 in 2014, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Tom Whalen, WFXT 0 comments

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