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Back in February 2007, a few months after a political neophyte named Deval Patrick cruised to victory in the Massachusetts governor's race with help from a political blog named Blue Mass Group (BMG) — which whipped up pro-Patrick sentiment while aggressi
While conservatives have ruled radio, liberals have dominated the net. But as the rise of Red Mass Group demonstrates, the left's Web supremacy is hardly a sure thing.
| February 19, 2010
If you are finding it hard to get enthused about the seemingly preordained drubbing that Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley will give to the GOP nominee, State Senator Scott Brown, in the special election for US Senate, you are not alone.
Even GOP insiders don't expect Scott Brown to beat Martha Coakley. But they care how he loses.
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| December 18, 2009
The importance of being Ernie
Media feuds don’t come any nastier than the metastasizing spat between Boston Herald columnist Howie Carr and one “Ernie Boch III,” the pseudonymous blogger at the liberal Web site Blue Mass. Group. (Note: the blogger is no relation to the car dealer.)
What drives Howie Carr’s anonymous tormentor?
| October 16, 2009
The Kennedy-replacement law: not big in Vegas
I know this thanks to the Massachusetts GOP, which recently emailed out this editorial from the Las Vegas Review-Journal. No question, there's a case to...
| September 24, 2009
Trivia question: if Kerry Healey loses her gubernatorial bid in November, who will be the top Republican elected official in Massachusetts, based on voter constituency, after Mitt Romney leaves in January? Political stock report: Who’s got the best cha
Arguably at its lowest point ever, can the Massachusetts Republican Party rescue itself from its leaders?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| October 13, 2006
Flashbacks: August 4, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Sam MacLaughlin and Hannah Van Susteren.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
| August 02, 2006
The conventional wisdom is already fixed: if Christy Mihos — the convenience-store magnate and Big-Dig whistle blower who has pledged to run for governor — campaigns as an independent, he’ll be doing the Massachusetts Democratic Party a huge favor.
Mihos could be a contender — but only if he loses his Republican baggage
| February 22, 2006
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