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Warren for Senate?

As soon as President Barack Obama began waffling about naming Elizabeth Warren director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the Democratic rumor mill began churning about Warren as a potential 2012 challenger to Republican US Senator Sco
Washington bigwigs love the idea, but Massachusetts insiders aren’t convinced — at least not yet
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  July 29, 2011
House votes to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" military policy

House votes to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" military policy

    As a military wife and totally pro-gay rights advocate I am ecstatic to learn (and be amazed by) the determination of Pres. Obama...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  May 28, 2010

Tea Party Progressives?

When Democrat Peter Smulowitz celebrated his victory in the special-election primary for State Senate earlier this month in the back room of Masala Art restaurant in Needham, no bigwigs from his party were in attendance.
Outsiders are trying to crash the gates of the state’s Democratic establishment — and are starting to succeed
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 30, 2010
Warren Buffett and Obama related

Warren Buffett and Obama related

  Your useless celebrity/presidential trivia bit of the day/week: While they certainly don't look much alike, billionaire Warren Buffett and President Barack Obama are indeed related, reads...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  December 15, 2009
Climate change gets a real kick in the pants

Climate change gets a real kick in the pants

These last few weeks could possibly be some of the biggest in climate change and greenhouse gases' history. First there was the misnomered ClimateGate that...
By Lisa Spinelli  |  December 08, 2009

School politics

Public education in Boston will be a hot-button issue in this year's municipal election in ways that have not been seen for at least 10 years.
It is time to end busing and use the millions more constructively
By EDITORIAL  |  February 04, 2009


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

Capital cash

A well-connected Rhode Island couple has donated $100,000 for the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
Weiners donate $100K for Obama's inauguration
By STEVEN STYCOS  |  January 07, 2009