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Grading the cabinet

As we watch President Barack Obama replace the federal government's old, unpopular, Republican department heads with fresh, bright talent, it's hard not to think back two years, to the start of Governor Deval Patrick's first term as governor of Massachus
At the midway point of Governor Deval Patrick's first term, we issua a report card for his cabinet
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 21, 2009
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Wagering, or wavering?

With the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe quickly moving forward on its plans for a casino in Middleborough, how long can power players continue to hold their cards close to the vest?
When will Deval Patrick play his casino cards?
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  August 15, 2007
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The GOP’s tin ear

Anyone still wondering whether the GOP has lost touch with the electorate can find more evidence in the controversy over newly elected congressman Keith Ellison, the first Muslim elected to the United States Congress.
Republican silence in the face of attacks on the first Muslim congressman speaks volumes. Plus, Deval Patrick misses a “teachable moment.”
By EDITORIAL  |  December 27, 2006