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Showing Their Cards

Now that Gov. Deval Patrick has outlined his casino plan, our two newspapers all over the proposal. From exactly what circle of hell Sal DiMasi […]

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‘Don’t Tase Me, Bro’

Those words were uttered by one Andrew Meyer, 21-year-old journalism student at the University of Florida just before being tasered and arrested by Florida University […]

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Executive-Vampire Zeal!

James Wolcott’s blog on vanityfair.com is often brilliant, combining ridiculously flamboyant writing with bursts of blistering mean-spiritedness. Wolcott hit Fred Thompson most recently for pandering […]

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Betting on a Casino Panacea

We don’t like waiting around, so we were a little upset with Governor Deval Patrick last week after he delayed his decision on whether to […]

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How to Lose an Election

Just when you thought Somerville had cornered the market on hilarious campaign follies, here comes Cambridge. Gregg Moree, a candidate for city council was charged […]

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We’re Not That Innocent

By now you know the story: Tom Finneran was talking about Britney Spears, and said—actually, hold up a minute. The story already doesn’t make sense. […]

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Mitt Romney: Just Like Bozo, but Without the Clown Nose

You know, I’ve come around on the Romney campaign. I’m a guy who likes a good laugh, and he’s certainly provided more than a few […]

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Questions For. . . Senator Richard Tisei

Last week, we snarked on a new piece of legislation proposed by Representative Brad Jones and Senator Richard Tisei called “The Commuter Bill of Rights.” […]

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A Bunch of Donkeys

I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised. Tomorrow is the sixth anniversary of 9/11, and politicians everywhere are still using the event for personal gain. Unfortunately, […]

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Hooray for Democracy!

Last week, Jon Keller wrote about the phenomenon of people practically trampling one another to support Niki Tsongas for Marty Meehan’s 5th district congressional seat, […]

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Getting Our RomneyFacts.com Straight

Christmas came early for liberal bloggers around the country today, as the Massachusetts Democratic Party launched a new site, RomneyFacts.com. The compilation contains quotes, horrible […]

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Things Get Ugly in Somerville

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a really competitive mayoral race in this town, with Tom Menino most recently dismantling (with minimum effort) […]

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We’re Through the Looking Glass

Ironies abound. A pro-values Republican Senator gets bagged in a nice, awkward gay hooker-solicitation scandal, and a prominent, gay Massachusetts Democrat rises to his defense, […]

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Mitt Romney is Having a Worse Week Than You Are

Yes, he can go cry in his giant piles of money, but it’s not easy being Mitt Romney. The head of Romney’s Idaho campaign, Larry […]

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Sen. Craig and Mitt, Sitting In a Tree?

Howie Carr celebrates his good fortune today by phoning in another Herald column. This time his target is Idaho Senator Larry Craig, a strong believer […]