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Deval Patrick

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Massachusetts Wants Sales Tax Dollars from Amazon

(Photo by William Christiansen on Flickr.) I have a love-hate affair with Amazon. Their website is brilliant — I probably drop $500 a year on […]

The 50 Most Powerful People in Boston

After talking to scores of insiders across the area, we ranked the city’s heavy hitters and examine power in all its forms—from political muscle and business influence to cultural capital and social networking.

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Keep “Tree” In Holiday Tree

As we enter the annual pre-Christmas “War on Christmas” bloviation phase that’s as punctual and predictable as St. Nick himself, it dawned on me that […]

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Sweet Political Irony

As I’ve been watching the Republican primary debates over the past few months, I can’t help but to think about the casino bill that slowly […]

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Daily Feed

The Suit Fits Him Just Fine. Celebrating Cam Neely on the 25th anniversary of Vancouver sending him to the Bruins. [Boston.com] Deval Patrick Slammed for […]

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Obama Can't Be… Obama?

President Obama has kicked off his reelection campaign, and with it came one of his first real political messages: “I can’t be Obama in ’08, but you have to be.”

Bad Medicine

The Patrick administration likes the notion of universal health coverage. It just doesn’t want to pay for it.

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Desperately Seeking Deval

Three years ago, Deval Patrick was an inspirational outsider who rode a wave of goodwill into the State House. Today, he’s one of the least popular governors in the country. Granted unprecedented access to Patrick and his inner circle, Carlo Rotella offers an intimate look at a beleaguered administration and a governor aiming to reclaim his once-sterling image.