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Time for thanks
The Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock nearly 400 years ago, shortly after running out of beer. Certainly beer was consumed the following year at the first Thanksgiving. So surely beer belongs at your own table this Thanksgiving!
Giving beer a place at the table
| November 19, 2010
State of flux
A few weeks ago, the state legislature headed into its winter break with what might be called a flurry of inactivity.
Inside the Massachusetts State House, a forecast of political chaos for 2010 promises extreme gridlock
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| December 11, 2009
If you're looking for meaning in the overly sanitized myth that is our national Thanksgiving celebration, a good place to start is southeastern Massachusetts, where nearly 400 years ago that band of hungry, ill-prepared religious zealots tried to coloni
The myth of the pilgrims is so ingrained in our culture, it's a part of our national DNA. But one trip to the Plymouth area could change all that.
| November 27, 2009
Recent signs on Beacon Hill indicate to some that Deval Patrick is not quite the progressive, populist lefty that many of his supporters — and detractors — think he is.
Last year, opponents thought they had killed auto-insurance reform for good. Its resurrection could be a headache for Deval Patrick.
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| July 26, 2007
Home on the range
This is one of those revisionist Westerns. Her subjects reflect what her father, Pulitzer-winning journalist John McPhee, has called her “constant search for the dividing lines between altered and unaltered worlds.”
Laura McPhee’s deadpan take on nature
| June 07, 2006
A Boston booze time line
The Pilgrims land in Plymouth because they're out of booze. As good a reason to start a country as any.
Boston's place in booze and brews history
| March 16, 2006
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