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Libertarian angst: My problem with casinos and slots

Libertarian angst: My problem with casinos and slots


I've got to admit that I find the whole casino-gambling/slots business to be very messy. It challenges my libertarian instincts. I've managed largely to reconcile...
By Harvey Silverglate  |  September 13, 2011
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DeLeo's the one

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo won. So what? Or perhaps more to the point, now what?
Don't blame Patrick or the legislature for the failure of casino gambling
By EDITORIAL  |  August 06, 2010
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DeLeo's the one

Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo won. So what? Or perhaps more to the point, now what?
Don't blame Patrick or the legislature for the failure of casino gambling
By EDITORIAL  |  August 06, 2010
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Rookies Go Bust

The end of the two-year Massachusetts legislative session frequently turns into a high-stakes poker game, with the governor, Senate president, and House speaker bluffing and bargaining down to the wire — along with lobbyists, interest groups, and, in ele
DeLeo and Baker were bested in Beacon Hill's gaming showdown, not so Cahill
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 06, 2010
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No side bets

Opponents of legalized gaming in Massachusetts are celebrating the death this past week of Governor Deval Patrick’s bill to license casinos, which was crushed by a seemingly decisive margin of more than two-to-one.
The governor’s gaming legislation crapped out, but are casinos still alive in a compromise? Plus, a school-budget crisis could start a political firestorm.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 26, 2008