Mariano: Trump’s Medicaid work requirement is only half-baked

“Unfortunately, while the overall idea has considerable merit, in my opinion, the Trump proposal is only half-baked. Rather than a thoughtful program that will accomplish the laudable goal of helping more people get back to work and off of government assistance, this program is thin on program details and lacks the financial wherewithal to make it work.”

Fed threats could be boon to early, steadfast Mass. pot investors

“There’s a different calculation in terms of what the risks are, no question. But there’s also a different calculation in terms of what the returns are because fewer people potentially will enter the business, therefore the potential returns are greater,” Steven Hoffman, chairman of the Cannabis Control Commission, recently told WGBH’s “Greater Boston.”

Sina-cism: Adam Smith’s cure for Trump Derangement Syndrome

“Now, the wine is drained, the sweet cheats gone. The sound of the angry commuting horn is once again heard in the land. What will 2018 bring? To hear many tell the tale, 2018 will be a race: Will the forces of good impeach an insane Donald Trump before he can ignite a global nuclear cataclysm? I very much doubt that we will, a year hence, be remembering 2018 in such terms.”

Mariano: The real danger of the Trump presidency

“President Trump and his legion of darkness has caused so much pain and committed acts that have caused such great harm that it is hard to measure the damage that he has caused. As we begin 2018, I wanted to look back at Trump’s first year. What is the real danger posed by his presidency?”