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Keeping the banks in check

There is afoot a bipartisan effort to dust off a defunct law that could erect a sturdy guardrail against the systemic banking crises that nearly brought our country to ruin in 2008.
 One Cent's Worth
By MARC MEWSHAW  |  August 08, 2013

Fixing the mess of student debt

On July 1, the interest rate on federal Stafford student loans is slated to jump from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Luckily, the forces of common sense have an ace up their sleeve.
One Cent's Worth
By MARC MEWSHAW  |  June 08, 2013
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Who won? We did

We did it. The progressive, thinking, socially minded, involved people — people like you, the readers of the Portland Phoenix — won the election.
Getting Results
By JEFF INGLIS  |  November 16, 2012
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Thrill and Agony

The vote totals that poured in through the state secretary's office November 6 provided one set of winners (Elizabeth Warren, John Tierney, Joe Kennedy III, medical marijuana) and losers (Scott Brown, Richard Tisei, medical suicide). But there were plen

By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 16, 2012
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Warren for Senate

When voters go to the polls on November 6 to choose between incumbent Republican Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren, they will be doing more than casting a ballot for one of Massachusetts's two US senators.

By EDITORIAL  |  October 19, 2012
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Scott Brown's Beef

Incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown is hell-bent on branding his Democratic challenger, Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard professor of bankruptcy law, with a scarlet letter: H — for hypocrisy.
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By PETER KADZIS  |  October 12, 2012


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Interview: The radicalization of Fran Lebowitz

Fran Lebowitz's writer's block is almost as legendary as her wit.

By JON GARELICK  |  October 05, 2012
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How does Doherty measure up?

After Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown pulled off his stunning victory in the January 2010 special election to fill Senator Ted Kennedy's seat, every political reporter and strategist in New England was eager to anoint the next truck-driving, populi
Can Rhode Island's GOP hopeful win over voters like golden boy Scott Brown?
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 24, 2012
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Your guide to Netroots Nation 2012

So many panels, so many receptions, so many opportunities to get filthy drunk. It's hard to know where to begin. Well, you've come to right place.  
Memes and madness
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 01, 2012
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Can Netroots make a difference in November – and beyond?

Online progressive activists have grown and developed to the point where they are ready to play critical roles in 2012 elections all over the country.
Rallying the troops
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 01, 2012
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From the penitentiary to the presidential race, it’s our annual Memorial Day roast of Massachusetts pols

Welcome to the fourth annual Boston Phoenix Memorial Day Roast of Massachusetts politicians! I love looking around the room every year, seeing so many familiar faces of elected officials.
Surveying the Damage
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 25, 2012


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Why Elizabeth Warren is right — and why Romney won’t change

Like an alcoholic downing nips on the drive home from court-ordered rehabilitation, JPMorgan Chase and its CEO, Jamie Dimon, could hardly wait to once again start wildly tossing depositors' money into derivative hedge bets — the very type of irresponsib
Bankers and bullies
By EDITORIAL  |  May 18, 2012
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Great Scott

After months without new polling on the high-profile Massachusetts Senate race, four firms took the pulse of the race in February — all finding incumbent Republican Scott Brown ahead of presumed Democratic nominee Elizabeth Warren.
New polls show Scott Brown winning re-election to the Senate. That’s no accident; he’s been out earning it.
By DAVID BERNSTEIN  |  March 09, 2012
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The Dr. Phil Years

The pundits and politicos have had a tough time analyzing Elizabeth Warren as a candidate in the coming race for US Senate with Republican incumbent Scott Brown.
Before she became a political phenomenon, Elizabeth Warren grew beyond academia to take her message to the public
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 27, 2012

Brown, Warren And Outside Groups


[Opening image: Massachusetts State House]Voiceover: Massachusetts is a liberal, Democrat state. It deserves a liberal, Democrat Senator.[fade to black]Voiceover: But two years ago, voters made...
By David S. Bernstein  |  January 19, 2012
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Elizabeth Warren's new chapter

A book about middle-class bankruptcy, being published this week, includes a chapter co-authored by US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren.
Going for Broke
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 13, 2012


Elizabeth Warren's New Chapter: Showing Her Professorial Side


A book about middle-class bankruptcy, being published next week, includes a chapter co-authored by US Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren. Her contribution, interpreting newly available data,...
By David S. Bernstein  |  January 06, 2012

Catching Up On Mass. Stories


Let's see....--I can't say I'm all that worked up about Michael McLaughlin. I've met him a couple of times, but I'll defer to Scot Lehigh's...
By David S. Bernstein  |  November 22, 2011
Two smears. one cup: Watch Karl Rove's new attack ad against Elizabeth Warren and #OWS

Two smears. one cup: Watch Karl Rove's new attack ad against Elizabeth Warren and #OWS


 As promised, KARL ROVE's political action group CROSSROADS GPS is spending over a half-million bucks to flood Massachusetts airwaves with this new 30-second slop-bucket of...
By Carly Carioli  |  November 11, 2011

Oh, And A Warning To Scotto


In the course of an election like yesterday's, I end up tucking away a few takeaway items that don't end up fitting in anywhere. Here...
By David S. Bernstein  |  November 09, 2011
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Narrowing the Field

It may seem like the Democratic nomination of a challenger to US Senator Scott Brown has been wrapped up. That's not true — there are 11 months left before the primary, and a lot can still happen.
Elizabeth Warren hasn’t wrapped up the nomination for Senate; she's only determined who can beat her if she falters.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 14, 2011


King Is In


In the new issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print and online today -- I write about the state of the Massachusetts Senate primary...
By David S. Bernstein  |  October 13, 2011

Scotto's Hard-Knock Life?


On the Scott Brown - Elizabeth Warren dust-up, I'll point you to Glen Johnson's take over at the little paper/web site across town; I pretty...
By David S. Bernstein  |  October 07, 2011

Q&A #4: Senate Debate Topics


"David" asks:  There's now a debate scheduled on 10/4 for the Democratic Senate candidates. As with most primaries, it seems like the candidates agree on...
By David S. Bernstein  |  September 23, 2011

Q&A #1: Time For Setti To Go?


Happy Ask Me Anything Friday!!! First up is "Rob," who goes straight to the big Massachusetts 2012 US Senate race: Have you heard any rumblings...
By David S. Bernstein  |  September 23, 2011

The Smith Hill gang

Well, at least one member of the General Assembly spent the weekend where most of them belong: in jail. We are speaking, of course, of the estimable GOP representative from Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton, and "Lockup: Boston," Daniel Gordon.
Dangerous Dan; kids on a leash; the great Dave Gavitt; more bus fuming
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  September 23, 2011


It Was The Senate Candidate, In The Office, In Front Of The Leafy Window


Who done it? Presumably Doug Rubin, political consultant for both Steve Pagliuca (in '09) and Elizabeth Warren (now). An eagle-eyed sleuth claims to have solved the...
By David S. Bernstein  |  September 14, 2011

Off And Running


Here she goes: consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren will announce tomorrow her candidacy for US Senate, her campaign says. She will appear in Boston tomorrow morning,...
By David S. Bernstein  |  September 13, 2011

Warren's Wall Street Problem? Says Who?


This morning the Ballot Box blog of DC's The Hill ran a piece that made the rounds (and was repeated tonight practically verbatim by Melissa Harris-Perry on...
By David S. Bernstein  |  August 23, 2011

Warren Wows 'Em


A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article about the much-rumored Elizabeth Warren US Senate candidacy; in it, I reported that my "conversations with...
By David S. Bernstein  |  August 21, 2011