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Opinion page editor Rick Holmes and other writers blog about national politics and issues. Holmes & Co. is a Blog for Independent Minds, a place for a free-flowing discussion of policy, news and opinion. This blog is the online cousin of the Opinion ...
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Opinion page editor Rick Holmes and other writers blog about national politics and issues. Holmes & Co. is a Blog for Independent Minds, a place for a free-flowing discussion of policy, news and opinion. This blog is the online cousin of the Opinion section of the MetroWest Daily News in Framingham, Mass. As such, our focus starts there and spreads to include Massachusetts, the nation and the world. Since successful blogs create communities of readers and writers, we hope the \x34& Co.\x34 will also come to include you.
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Watching fireworks last night, I was amazed by the extent to which we have devolved to accepting bread and circuses. I was in a place in which 25,000 people came to watch fireworks, while in Egypt millions of people poured in to the street to oust their fascist leader. You can have fireworks, but forget freedom, privacy, rule of law, respect for international norms etc etc. The irony was amazing that Egypt represents people power, while we are appeased with Chinese imports of all kinds.

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