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Why Elizabeth Warren is right — and why Romney won’t change

Like an alcoholic downing nips on the drive home from court-ordered rehabilitation, JPMorgan Chase and its CEO, Jamie Dimon, could hardly wait to once again start wildly tossing depositors' money into derivative hedge bets — the very type of irresponsib
Bankers and bullies
By EDITORIAL  |  May 18, 2012

Five years into Therese Murray’s tenure as president, the State Senate seems to have run out of steam

Therese Murray's fifth anniversary as State Senate president passed by with little fanfare last month.
Sleepy Senate
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  April 06, 2012

America's Next Top Kennedy

We are all mere mortals, Massachusetts pols like to say, and they are Kennedys.
Joe III is the new Kennedy on the block, and his campaign for Congress inevitably has Bay Staters thinking of Camelot
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 20, 2012

Calling out 'three strikes'

Three nights before Christmas, hundreds of concerned citizens crammed into the St. James African Orthodox Church in Roxbury to address what one civil-rights activist calls "the most stunningly racist piece of legislation" to hit Massachusetts in decades
Is the country's most notoriously failed law coming to the commonwealth?
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 06, 2012

Mass Takes Back the Capitol

Social activists haven't reached Scott Brown by picketing his Boston office on New Sudbury Street.
Brown out
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 09, 2011

The Right To Occupy

Occupy Boston and the City of Boston face each other in state superior court next week, for a hearing on the city's right to remove the protesters' encampment on Dewey Square .
Boston's 99-percenters head to court next week, perhaps with the future of the movement at stake
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 25, 2011

Sal DiMasi

Cleaning up after DiMasi

The trial of former House Speaker Sal DiMasi is still ongoing, but Massachusetts voters don't need a verdict to recognize that the pay-for-play culture on Beacon Hill is even sleazier and more freewheeling than imagined.  
Plus, funding the HIV battle, and Sunday's AIDS Walk
By  |  June 03, 2011