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Jon Keller

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Are Massachusetts’ Teachers Unions Allowing Students to Fail?

They fight against charter schools, MCAS testing, and state oversight while seeking more taxpayer money than ever before. Meanwhile, public school students’ reading and math scores are worse than they have been in 20 years. Just a coincidence?

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Once Upon a Time, We Never Needed the Words “Boston Strong”

The saying helped unite a broken-hearted city when we needed it most. WBZ-TV’s Jon Keller wonders: what does phrase mean 10 years later?

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Jon Keller’s Nine Big, Shiny, Happy Ideas for the New Governor

Sure, Massachusetts has its problems but compared to much of the country over the past eight years, we’ve enjoyed plenty of sunshine and bluebirds. In a nod to the gubernatorial election this month, the political wiz advises our new leader on how to keep from messing up our relatively stable lives. Plus, a goodbye letter from Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito.

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Seeing Purple

The true-blue Democratic establishment has long had a lock on Massachusetts politics. Talk to voters, though, and you’ll hear stories of alienation and frustration over a whole range of issues. Inside the making of a purpling Massachusetts.

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So Long, Charlie. RIP, GOP.

Last in a proud line of “Weldian” governors, Charlie Baker is leaving office for good and clearing the way within the GOP for a new breed of Trump-loving leaders. The result? The death of the state’s Republican Party.

Having found redemption in the image of his sainted mother, Ted Kennedy gives new meaning to the old saying that a Rose is a Rose is a Rose.

Some power brokers are convinced mayor menino keeps an enemies list. They're wrong. but his reputation for holding grudges is still a potent political weapon.

Who is Michael Sullivan, and why is he suddenly stalking some of the biggest political game in town?

The secrets of how the State House really works, straight from the man who ran it.

Forget this presidential election. Mitt Romney is already running in the next one. Can he win?

Political guru Bob Shrum has more influence than anyone on what comes out of John Kerry's mouth. Even now, he's crafting the most important document of the convention: Kerry's acceptance speech. Considering Shrum's track re-cord, the R

Don't be fooled: Massachusetts Democrats' success doesn't make them any more secure here than they are anywhere else.

This month's New Hampshire primary could be the end of the road for John Kerry's once-promising presidential campaign. How did the former leader of the pack get so far off track?

How the scramble for his Senate seat will play out back home if John F. Kerry wins the White House.

Governor Mitt Romney takes the national stage this month amid rumors that he'll leave his job. Is his understudy, Kerry Healey, ready to step up?