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The Purpling of Massachusetts

In many ways, Daniele Lantagne of Somerville just might be the platonic ideal of a Massachusetts progressive. A Tufts University professor of community health, Lantagne’s […]

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So Long, Charlie. RIP, GOP.

DEATH NOTICE: The Weld Republican—iconic provider of partisan balance in Massachusetts for decades—passed away on December 1, 2021. Its death was confirmed by Charlie Baker, […]

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Who Is Dianne Wilkerson?

On a chilly fall day, I did my best to keep up with Dianne Wilkerson as she made her way around Boston. First, the two […]

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What It’s Like to Be a Pollster when the Results Look Like…This

It’s Friday morning, day four of Election Night 2020, and Steve Koczela is watching the chaos unfold much like the rest of us: by staring […]

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How Will Boston Cope if Trump Wins…Again?

With all due respect to FDR and the lives lost at Pearl Harbor, the day that will live in infamy, for me personally, is November […]

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In the Endorsement Battle with Joe Kennedy, Ed Markey Is Winning

Per tradition over here at Boston, the usual disclaimer: Endorsements tell only part of the story in a campaign, but they do show where allegiances lie, […]

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Here’s How Massachusetts Politicians Have Responded to Boston’s Protests

Alongside nationwide protests and amidst a worldwide pandemic, many activists are calling for people to demand change at the ballot box, by voting into office […]

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The Rise of Socialism in Boston

On an unseasonably warm December afternoon, about 100 people crowded together inside the windowless Boston Teachers Union headquarters in Dorchester. Clad in plastic-framed glasses, untucked […]

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What’s Behind Mitt Romney’s Run for Senator in Utah?

Massachusetts’ favorite son is bucking to represent Utah in the U.S. Senate. But what’s he really running for?