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After Markey, Get Set, Go

It's a matter of political decorum: when an officeholder is running for higher office, you wait until the election has been won before publicly coveting the resulting vacancy.
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By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 22, 2013
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Beacon Hill's Most Beautiful: 25 power players who keep the Golden Dome in style

Politics in Massachusetts can be an ugly business. Let's look at another side of life under the Golden Dome — the beautiful side.
25 power players who keep the Golden Dome in style
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN AND MIKE DEEHAN  |  November 09, 2012
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Taking sides

The stakes are high in the battle for Massachusetts’s first new US senatorship in a quarter-century.
The US Senate election is forcing Massachusetts pols to choose their team. Plus, Pagliuca’s plan, and the state GOP tries to get serious.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 30, 2009
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The trolley Svengali

When the T works, we usually don’t notice. But when it doesn’t, our reaction is swift and severe.
Why Dan Grabauskas might actually fix the T — if he can keep his job
By ADAM REILLY  |  April 30, 2008
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Go for the gelt

Much has been made of how Mitt Romney has been courting evangelical-Christian support for his presidential ambitions. But Romney is also seeking friends — and, more important, money — among Jews.
Romney woos the jews. Plus, The Mass GOP fails to anoint a leader; negative funding in ’06; and a slow start to the at-large city council field
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 10, 2007
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Shaking up the ballot

Massachusetts liberals — tired of being taken for granted by the entrenched, centrist, business-friendly, mainstream machine of Democratic politics — have a new plan for making themselves heard. A placeholder party: How fusion voting would work. By Da
Is it possible to rewrite the rules of Massachusetts politics? A group of progressives thinks so, and they’re putting it to a vote this fall.
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  June 28, 2006