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Shelves Remain Bare As Market Basket Protests Continue

Shoppers visiting Market Basket locations over the weekend were met with pamphlets and petitions in place of produce and other perishable goods as the embattled […]

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The Second Quarter Was Tough for Massachusetts Democrats

Thanks to the frequency of Massachusetts reporting requirements for statewide candidates—legislators, of course, give themselves very different rules—observers like me tend to look at short-term […]

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Will Massachusetts Candidates Boycott Staples?

Political campaigns buy a lot of office supplies, and here in Massachusetts many of those purchases take place at Framingham-based Staples. Candidates for statewide offices […]

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Despite Court Ruling, the Back-and-Forth Over ‘Buffer Zones’ Continues

In the weeks since the Supreme Court struck down the “buffer zone” law that separated pro-life protesters from patients trying to gain access to abortion […]

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Insiders Increasingly See Martha Coakley Winning the Nomination

With two months left before the primary election, Massachusetts political insiders are slowly coming to believe that Martha Coakley will win the Democratic nomination for […]

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Charlie Baker Goads Democrats on Hobby Lobby

Let us now take a moment to review the entire history of successful Republican statewide campaigns since the turn of the century. 2002: A successful […]

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Rally Calls for Mobilization Against Supreme Court Decisions

Hundreds attended the Supreme Rally at City Hall Plaza Tuesday, when local politicians and activists expressed their outrage over recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings regarding women’s issues […]

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Age and Voting, and Birth Control

It just so happens that this week has already brought two wicked cool charts for those of us who like to theorize about age and […]

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The Supreme Court Technically Has Its Own 252-Foot Buffer Zone

After the Supreme Court declared that the 35-foot buffer zones separating protesters from people trying to access abortion clinics were unconstitutional, violating the First Amendment […]

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Supreme Court: Casino Repeal Question Can Go on Ballot

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled Tuesday that a group rallying against developers building gambling facilities in Massachusetts can place a question on the 2014 ballot that would repeal the state’s […]

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Chart of the Week: Dems Who Are Losing the Money War

This chart shows the campaign balances as of June 15, for the Democratic candidates who will appear on the primary ballot for the open Governor, […]

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Democratic Governor Candidates Hate Evil, Tainted Super PAC Money

First, let me say for the benefit of Charlie Baker’s minions that I got all three Democratic candidates for governor to commit to raising taxes, […]

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Democrats’ Sound And Fury

For most Massachusetts voters, the main effect of this weekend’s Democratic state convention is that over the next three months they will eventually come to […]

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MassDems Are Misogynistic, But Is That Their Problem With Martha Coakley?

Erin O’Brien has joined the blogging team at MassPoliticsProfs, and her first post is on a pet topic of mine: women in politics. O’Brien argues that […]

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Herald and Globe Polls Skew Similarly

The Boston Globe released a new poll on Friday, with its new polling partner SocialSphere, and the Boston Herald released one Monday, with its partner […]