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Editorial: Attention, passengers

Worcester’s progress on public transportation has taken some hits in recent days. We urge city officials to continue to push for support from the state, and remind residents that it all comes down to them buying train and bus tickets, and filling the seats.

Sun Spots with Hitch [Vol. 138]: Star of the day, who will it be?

It’s getting harder and harder in America these days to impress your audience and keep it engaged.

Take the president. Please! We’re here all week folks. … But if the man who brought Frederick Douglass back from the dead and won, like, all the Electoral College votes that were ever available can’t get a standing ovation, then what are the rest of us to do?

Funny, Hitch was wondering the same thing.

On Beacon Hill: Got a light? Burning issues and simmering feuds

Besides legal marijuana, a budget morass and 2018 re-election, Gov. Charlie Baker has his plate full dealing with a new White House administration that challenges, on a near daily basis, his desire to remain above the fray, and getting a new Supreme Judicial Court nominee confirmed by a Governor’s Council that increasingly makes Congressional infighting look like child’s play.