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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

Q&A #4 -- Galvin And More Galvin

Two questions about Bill Galvin in a single Ask Me Anything Day!  "Kevin L." asks: Do you think Galvin will ever sit down and discuss the...
By David S. Bernstein  |  October 15, 2010

Q&A #2 -- Who Challenges Brown?

Lots of questions already piling up for Ask Me Anything Day! "DC Observer" asks: Who are the early Democratic frontrunners to challenge Brown in 2012?...
By David S. Bernstein  |  January 22, 2010

New In The Phoenix -- The Coming Storm In Mass. Politics

In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print tomorrow, online now -- I use our annual "look ahead" issue to consider the...
By David S. Bernstein  |  January 06, 2010

Malign neglect

If, as the Globe editorial page put it, Boston politics need CPR, why is the press idly standing by?

Are the media abetting the death of Boston politics?

By ADAM REILLY  |  November 14, 2007

Deval Patrick for governor

After 16 years of Republican rule, it is time to return a Democrat and a leader with a sense of humanity to the governor’s office. It is in that spirit — and for other reasons as well — that we urge voters next week to vote for Deval Patrick.
Plus, endorsements for attorney general, secretary of state, treasurer, auditor, and the state ballot questions.
By EDITORIAL  |  November 02, 2006


Spin Cyle: WooTube

While the moneybags candidates in this fall’s statewide races (C’mon down, Kerry Healey and Chris Gabrieli!) pump millions into television advertising, some less well-heeled campaigns have turned to, the free lunch of video clips. John Bon
Pols get dirty with video
By JOHN CARROLL  |  August 15, 2006


After state Senator Dianne Wilkerson’s bizarre failure, earlier this year, to collect enough signatures to get on September’s Democratic primary ballot, an obvious question loomed: did the senator still want her job?
How Wilkerson, Galvin, and Murphy are using it
By ADAM REILLY  |  August 02, 2006

As nasty as they wanna be

Anyone who thinks Massachusetts politics has gone soft should take note of the race to become Democratic nominee for secretary of the Commonwealth.
Galvin versus Bonifaz could set the standard for electoral acrimony
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 26, 2006