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Politicians Cash In on New Massachusetts Campaign Limits

The doubling of Massachusetts’s meager $500 annual campaign contribution limit was a long time coming—and much needed. In the long run, it should allow challengers […]

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Guess How Many of Marty Walsh’s Campaign Staffers Voted Illegally on His Election Day?

Unlike 33 states and the District of Columbia, Massachusetts has never allowed what’s called “no-excuse early voting”—the practice of submitting one’s ballot before election day, […]

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Is the Grand Prix Taking Boston for a Ride?

Since Boston is already mired in a mud fight over whether or not the city can afford to host the 2024 Olympics, you might think […]

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Why Massachusetts Should Get Rid of Its Bicameral Legislative System

People often think I’m joking when I say that Massachusetts should fire the entire state House of Representatives. Recent events show why I am very […]

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Sean Ellis’s Conviction Overturned, Attorney Says

Update, May 6, 12 p.m.: Judge Carol Ball, in her 70-page ruling, agreed with Sean Ellis’s claim that “Newly discovered evidence… reveals Mulligan’s involvement in […]

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Black Power

Why doesn’t Boston have more of it?

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Gov. Charlie Baker’s Suddenly Relevant Jobs Reductions

Charlie Baker is a weaselly liar. In fact, I would go so far as to say that the biggest lesson the governor learned from his unsuccessful 2010 […]

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Seasonal Stupidity Surrounding the Southie St. Patrick’s Day Parade Continues

We are now into spring, and yet the seasonal stupidity surrounding the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Parade has not ended. Rather, over the weekend […]

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The Odd Couple: Stan Rosenberg and Robert DeLeo

Under the Golden Dome, House Speaker Robert DeLeo is consolidating power the old-fashioned way, while new Senate President Stan Rosenberg is practically giving it away in the halls. Will they drive each other nuts?

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20 Jokes to Expect at the St. Patrick’s Day Breakfast in South Boston

So much snow! The MBTA doesn’t work (includes “Charlie on the MTA” jokes). Marty wants to take away Southie’s space savers. The Olympics in Boston […]

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11 Things You Didn’t Know About New Senate President Stan Rosenberg

As a top legislative leader from western Massachusetts—he lives in Amherst—Rosenberg is a true rarity.

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The Globe Takes Down Its Error-Strewn Homicide Database

Two weeks ago, we reported that a 10-year-old had taken to Twitter to correct the Globe’s online homicide database, which the newspaper had relaunched on […]

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Boston.com Is Still a Mess

Once again, Boston.com has suffered a nationally embarrassing self-inflicted wound. And again, the blame is being thrust upon one person while management insists nothing is […]

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10-Year-Old Shames the Globe into Updating Its Database of Murder Victims

Kristen Lartey was a 22-year-old recent graduate of St. John’s University, active in youth ministries and running her own nail design business when she and […]

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The GOP’s Charlie Card

We just might be in for a genuine resurgence of the Massachusetts Republican Party.