Keller @ Large

Suffolk Downs. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Can Suffolk Downs Be Saved?

Here’s hoping the current owners, or new ones, can come to see Suffolk Downs as a new opportunity.

09/17/2014

The Urban Outfitters Kent State sweatshirt. (Photo from eBay via CBS Miami)

Keller @ Large: Exploiting Tragedy For Profit

It’s become a familiar, recurring element of the pop-culture news cycle – a merchant peddling an item so exploitative and tasteless that “bad taste” isn’t sufficient to describe it.

09/16/2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Language The Currency Of Leadership

Don’t patronize us, Mr. Secretary. Americans being killed, our military mobilizing – we know what that is.

09/15/2014

(Photo by Randy Belice/NBAE via Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Boston Council President Seeks Hefty Raise For Members

The city council president asked for a 24 percent pay raise for Boston’s councilors.

WBZ-TV–09/12/2014

A woman lays a flower on the September 11 memorial at the Public Garden. (WBZ)

Keller @ Large: Lessons Of 9/11 Not Forgotten

After several years of what has seemed to be growing public complacency and waning memories of exactly what that 9/11 was all about, Thursday was a reminder that Americans haven’t forgotten.

09/12/2014

The Democratic Party unity rally in Boston, Sept. 10, 2014. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Sick Of Partisanship

I cannot understand why otherwise intelligent folks would put their brains on hold so they can move in lockstep with others in support of a corrosive, divisive ideological contest that promotes distortion and falsehood and shuns compromise and conciliation.

09/11/2014

(Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: 85% Of Registered Voters Avoided Primaries

Maybe the most telling voter statement Tuesday was that of the 85-percent of registered voters who didn’t bother to vote.

09/10/2014

(Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Why You Need To Vote

I’ve been hearing all the predictable, tired excuses for why people don’t vote.

09/09/2014

Joan and Melissa Rivers. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: We Need To Be Able To Take A Joke

I do think there’s a yearning for more telling it like it is and less baby talk, in politics, and in other parts of life.

09/08/2014

Gov. Deval Patrick. (WBZ-TV)

Keller @ Large: Patrick For President? Good Luck

What is it in the water here that makes every moderately-successful political figure picture themselves in the Oval Office?

09/05/2014

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