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What the Hell Happened to Boston.com?

Last Thursday morning, Boston.com staff were called into a meeting to discuss what they thought was the worst mistake they would have to deal with […]

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Martha Coakley Gets a Partial Win on Foreclosures

Martha Coakley—and other homeowner advocates—got a big, if incomplete, victory earlier this week, and it’s gone oddly unnoticed by Massachusetts media. In a decision announced Tuesday, […]

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Why Charlie Baker Should Threaten to Pull a U-Turn

Frank Phillips reports in the Globe a piece of what’s been obviously coming: yet another takeover attempt by the discontented faction of the Massachusetts Republican Party. […]

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Eight Super-Geniuses Win the Election Prediction Challenge

Of 265 entries in my Election Prediction Challenge, eight came oh-so-close to a perfect score—if one of them had foreseen that Scott Lively would get […]

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The Pattern of Electing a New Governor

The people of Massachusetts seem to have a pretty good idea of what they want in a governor. The last four times they have pondered […]

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Watch the Gateways Cities in the Massachusetts Elections

One of the big reasons Massachusetts Democrats have been especially formidable in recent years is the increasing mobilization of people in so-called Gateway Cities—and especially […]

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Can Charlie Baker Bring the Party Back?

We don’t yet know who will win the election for governor Tuesday, but if it turns out to be Charlie Baker, we just might be […]

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The City He Helped Raise

Many of us are struggling to articulate the legacy that Tom Menino left on the city of Boston—offering up lists of greatest changes, or letter […]

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Insiders Poll: Charlie Baker Ran a Better Campaign

Charlie Baker’s campaign executed a better strategy and messaging, giving it a big advantage over Martha Coakley. So say the Massachusetts political insiders I polled […]

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Time for Another Election Prediction Challenge!

With one week until the Massachusetts general election, it’s time for you to weigh in with your predictions for the state-wide constitutional offices. The winner […]

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John Chapman Exploits the Wrong Person

Let’s say you are Republican congressional nominee John Chapman, and you make a campaign video ad that shows people in the district unable to identify […]

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New Globe Poll Shows Charlie Baker Soaring

The new Boston Globe/SocialSphere poll out Thursday night shows Charlie Baker rocketing to a nine-point lead, 45% to 36% over Martha Coakley. That’s a big […]

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Waiting Up for Dems to Come Home

The latest WBUR/MassINC poll has Charlie Baker taking a statistically negligible lead over Martha Coakley, 43% to 42%, in the Massachusetts gubernatorial race, with less […]

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The Globe Swings and Misses

When you boil it all down, the story is that perhaps Martha Coakley was not open enough about something that she was putting in press […]

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Is Boston Really Prepared to Handle Ebola?

There’s a pessimistic way to look at Boston’s current readiness to handle a complex public health situation like the Ebola scare, but please stay tuned […]