Howie Carr

Howie Carr is the New York Times best-selling author of The Brothers Bulger and Hitman, in addition to several other Boston organized-crime books and two novels. He is the host of a New England-wide radio talk-show syndicated to more than 20 stations.

Articles by Howie Carr

Carr: Forty Years of Sex Abuse Catalogued at Elite NH Prep School of Kerry, Mueller

One of the nation’s most exclusive prep schools – whose graduates include both former Secretary of State John F. Kerry and the new Russia probe special counsel Robert Mueller – has just issued a scandalous, astonishingly-detailed 73-page report outlining four decades of X-rated sexual abuse of students by faculty and administrators.


Howie Carr: Democrats, the Kennedys, and Antisemitism

The Kennedys are – or should – be an embarrassment to the Democrat party for many reasons, most of which involve the old admonition that parties that live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.

Senator John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963, left) at his home in Georgetown, Massachusetts, with his brother Robert (1925 - 1968), 1955. A painting by John Kennedy hangs on the wall behind him. (Photo by )

Liberal Lexicon Spins Islamic Terror

These are the same words the liberal mandarins of Political Correctness employed after Fort Hood, after San Bernardino, after Chattanooga, after the Marathon bombing – it’s as if we’re living through a blood-soaked remake of the old movie Groundhog Day.


‘Dude Where’s My Car?’ Ted Kennedy’s Chappaquiddick to Get Hollywood Spin

They need a title for Ted Kennedy’s story. The recent Benghazi movie was called “13 Hours.” Maybe this one should be named “11 Hours.” In the early 1960s, a movie was made about JFK’s sunken boat in World War II – “PT 109.” Maybe the Chappaquiddick story could be called “PT 9-1-1.”

This July 19, 1969 file photo shows the wreckage of U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy's car after being pulled from the water next to the Dike Bridge on Chappaquiddick Island in Edgartown, Mass., on Martha's Vineyard. A new feature film is in the works about the tragedy on the small Massachusetts …

Longtime Bush Operative Urges GOP to Rally Around Trump

A longtime Bush family operative and current RNC national committeeman from Massachusetts is calling on Republicans to rally behind supporters of Donald Trump and nominate the New York City real estate mogul as the GOP candidate for president.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at the Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts on May 2, 2016 in Carmel, Indiana.

Sen. Ed Markey: 39 Years of Voting ‘Present’

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey, D-MA, has long labored in the shadows of the Bay State statesmen who preceded him, but Tuesday the Congressional lifer managed something few solons from Massachusetts or anywhere else have ever accomplished.

United States Senator Edward Markey speaks at the Dedication Ceremony at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate on March 30, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Paul Marotta/Getty Images)

Godfather Appoints Cop-hater as ‘Senior Adviser’ to Police Panel

Monday Emanuel fired his police chief and appointed this new task force to investigate the practices of the Chicago Police Department. As for Deval Patrick, he now comes full circle. He began his career, such as it is, as what Tom Wolfe once described as a “mau-mauer,” a community organizer-type, an NAACP lawyer filing suits against the death penalty and prison conditions.


NPR Meets ISIS: What A Liberal Should Tell a Muslim Terrorist

On this busiest travel day of the year, if – Allah forbid! – you should find yourself in some blood-spattered transportation hub, begging an ISIS-affiliated, Kalashnikov-wielding thug for mercy, do you open your backpack to show him your dog-eared copy of “Koran for Dummies?”

mtrak Police officer watches passengersas they board a train at Penn Station on November 24, 2015 in New York. After a string of terror attacks in several countries, the US government issued a worldwide travel alert warning American citizens of 'increased terrorist threats'. AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY / …

Trigger Warning: Pablum Puking Pajama Boys Should Shut the Bleep Up

I am so fed up with all this BS. Who do you pajama boys and womyn’s studies majors and queer-theory professors think you’re kidding? It was a bad joke back in 1969 when some fool wrote a book called “The Student As Nigger,” and it’s even more preposterous now when a bunch of Ivy League pukes in New Haven have the gall to describe themselves as “marginalized students.” Shut the bleep up.

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Big Questions Go Unanswered at Dem Debate

So many pressing questions last night at the Democratic debate didn’t even get asked, let alone answered.

No mention whatsoever of radical Islamic terrorism, and only the briefest of passing references to Planned Parenthood.

Democratic Debate  AP Photo John Locher

Wall Street Journal Again Blames Talk Radio for GOP Infighting

The editorial page of The Wall Street Journal has a big problem with talk radio.

Once again, the media’s leading flacks for illegal aliens and the non-Republican wing of the Republican party are pointing the finger at Rush Limbaugh et al for the ongoing turmoil in the GOP.

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Bay State Dems: Let Transgender Men Into Ladies’ Rooms

Access by “transitioning” men to women’s bathrooms and locker rooms is a fundamental human right, transgender advocates argued this week at a State House hearing on expanded transgender legislation – the “bathroom bill,” as it is called.

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Kennedy Memoir: It Isn’t News Teddy Was an Alcoholic

BOSTON – Patrick Kennedy must be doing something right – apparently everyone in his family is angry about his new memoir, which is already at the top of the best seller list before its official publication Friday.

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Million-dollar Welfare Fraud Schemes Roil New England

A 33-year-old convicted cocaine dealer collecting a monthly SSI handout used his state EBT welfare card to rent a bank safety-deposit box in which police have found $560,050 in cash – the latest in a series of busts in New England involving massive welfare fraud, often committed by drug dealers or recent immigrants.

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Long Before James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, There Was Joe Kennedy

It’s the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters – an ambitious Irish family parlays fabulous wealth generated in the rackets into a spectacular political rise. But in the end, like Icarus, they crash and burn as their sordid, never-severed underworld ties finally drag the arrogant sons down in disgrace and scandal. The Bulgers? Yes, of course. But also the Kennedy clan.

Johnny Depp arrives for screening of the movie 'Black Mass' presented out of competition at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival on September 4, 2015 at Venice Lido. AFP PHOTO / TIZIANA FABI (Photo credit should read

Trump Now Out-polling Jeb 8-1 in Iowa

Donald Trump is maintaining a commanding 2-1 lead in the latest poll of GOP caucus goers in Iowa, and his only rival in double digits is another political novice, Dr. Ben Carson.

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FBI Solves Decades-Old Art Heist, Suspect Had Been Represented By John Kerry

The FBI has positively identified the two robbers who in 1990 committed the largest art heist in history, stealing over $500 million worth of masterpieces from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. One is an ex-con who was free only because his lawyer, now Secretary of State John Kerry, was able to get his first-degree murder conviction overturned in 1982.

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Scott Walker Leads GOP Field in New Hampshire Poll

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is maintaining a razor-thin lead over former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush among Republican voters in New Hampshire, which holds the first presidential primary in the nation next year.

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Poll: Scott Walker Pulls Even with Jeb Bush in Florida

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has closed to within one point of favorite son former Gov. John Ellis (“Jeb”) Bush in Bush’s home state of Florida, according to a new poll of GOP voters in the Sunshine State.

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2024 Olympics in Boston? Not so Fast, Say Taxpayers

BOSTON — After 30 years of disastrous multi-billion-dollar public construction disasters, cost overruns, and scandals, it appears that a bid for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Boston may be the last straw for overtaxed voters in the deep-blue state of Massachusetts

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