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The next Scott Brown?
Republican Scott Brown's victory last month in the race for the late Ted Kennedy's Senate seat has every two-bit GOP hopeful in the Northeast claiming the mantle of the pick-up truck populist.
John J. Loughlin’s suddenly high-profile campaign to oust Patrick Kennedy
| February 12, 2010
Someone I used to know
Nobody can accuse Democratic 1st District congressional candidate Chellie Pingree of being blindly loyal to an old pal.
Politics and other mistakes
| August 22, 2007
Say it ain’t so, Cindy Sheehan
The best place to observe the masochistic tendencies of the American left these days is in San Francisco.
Plus, the turd’s blossom has finally fallen off
| August 15, 2007
Fox admits poor judgment
I missed Bill Clinton’s complete and utter demolition of Fox News Sunday’s smirking myrmidon Chris Wallace last weekend.
E ven genius
| September 28, 2006
Our big fat Greek wild card
If Christy Mihos convinces Massachusetts to take him seriously, he’ll make this fall’s race for governor a lot more interesting.
Will Mihos matter?
| September 21, 2006
Aided by his name and the national GOP, Chafee beats back Laffey
Chafee attributed his 54-46 percent victory over Cranston Mayor Stephen P. Laffey to “a grassroots effort like Rhode Island has never seen.”
| September 13, 2006
Putting the ‘e’ in campaigns
It’s becoming clear that there’s more to the political blogosphere than just blahg, blahg, blahg.
The netroots get real in the Bay State, and the secret behind Joan Vennochi’s e-coup.
| August 30, 2006
Hunting the wild Deaniac
Former Virginia governor Mark Warner was in New Hampshire last weekend trying very badly to capture the insurgent-outsider mantle that Howard Dean almost rode to the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004.
Mark Warner switches from right-winger to insurgent outsider. Will the grassroots buy it?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| August 29, 2006
Smearing Deval Patrick
Deval Patrick has been the subject of a string of daily newspaper stories that, if taken together, suggest Patrick was a tool of giant corporate interests and a hypocrite for running his once insurgent campaign under a progressive banner.
Plus, Ned Lamont’s Connecticut victory rewrites the rules for Democrats on Iraq
| August 11, 2006
Could it happen here?
| August 09, 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
| August 02, 2006
Well, seems like someone has a great deal of time on his hands, now that raccoon-hunting season is over.
Sundlun seeks a sign of his lasting legacy near the airport
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| July 12, 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
| July 06, 2006
How to neuter the Republicans
A heavy burden lay upon the first convention of the “netroots” — that amorphous mass of progressive activists participating in blogs and grassroots organizations outside of the Democratic Party — in Las Vegas earlier this month. Netrooting for Dems: Te
Can netroots bloggers bring down the GOP?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| June 21, 2006
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