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Meet your Massachusetts Governor's Council

In this perilous economy, Governor Deval Patrick is faced with extraordinary economic challenges.
Clown committee
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 14, 2009

Women on the verge

At next week’s Democratic National Convention in Denver, Hillary Clinton’s delegates will get just about everything they’ve wanted — aside from the nomination of their candidate, of course.
Clinton die-hards have created a new-girls’ network bent on remedying decades of sexism by putting women in elected office
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 20, 2008

The underdog

Sara Orozco and Scott Brown, total opposites, are perfect candidates for a State Senate district with political bipolar disorder.
Sara Orozco thinks she can beat all-American GOP superstar Scott Brown. Can she convince anyone else?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 13, 2008

Ricochet ruling

Good news, Bostonians: you can own guns! The bad news: so can your weird neighbor.
Supreme Court makes Mass gun laws target for debate
By KIM LIAO  |  July 02, 2008

Taking the Fifth

The September 4 Democratic primary has compelling interest beyond the borders of the Fifth Congressional District.
The race for Marty Meehan’s congressionalseat is running below the radar, but it could hold the answers to a couple of burning political questions
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 22, 2007

Republican radio

If you’re a political liberal — or just someone who has a sense of fair play — listening to two straight days of talk on WRKO-AM isn’t easy.
Two days with WRKO-AM, the unofficial broadcast arm of Kerry Healey’s campaign for governor
By ADAM REILLY  |  October 30, 2006


For governor: Deval Patrick

Progressive and reform-minded voters have two excellent choices in next week’s Democratic primary for governor: Chris Gabrieli and Deval Patrick.
Plus, endorsements for lieutenant governor, secretary of state, Ninth Congressional District, and Second Suffolk
By EDITORIAL  |  September 15, 2006

A Handy Guide to the Big Dig Screw-Up

As people try to sort out responsibility for the fiasco that led to the death of Milena Del Valle in the I-90 connector tunnel, you might have a hard time keeping the players straight.
Who was watching out for the integrity of the work on the Big Dig? Everyone and no one    
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 27, 2006

Who’s the real Dem?

Here in Massachusetts, Congressman Stephen Lynch has a primary challenge from a guy named Phil Dunkelbarger.
Phil Dunkelbarger’s challenge to Steve Lynch could be a referendum on Democratic values — if anyone pays attention
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 06, 2006