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Republicans threaten Kennedy reign
After 32 years in the US Senate, Ted Kennedy remains a force to be reckoned with, both for his legendary family history and his considerable accomplishments.
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| August 26, 2009
If the Globe shrinks, will Beacon Hill run amok?
The ongoing crisis at the Boston Globe shouldn't be troubling just to devotees of the sports pages and "Coupling." Citizens who prize strong coverage of the Massachusetts State House ought to be fretting over the paper's fate, too. With its four-person State House contingent, the Globe has a stronger presence under the Golden Dome than any other major Boston media outlet.
| June 19, 2009
All quiet on the Times Co. front
The Globe crisis leaves New York speechless. Plus, Morrissey Boulevard's problematic political fan club
When I heard this past Friday that the New York Times Company had delivered a radical ultimatum to the Boston Globe 's 13 unions I called Globe spokesman Bob Powers to check it out. He wasn't talking.
| April 09, 2009
| January 01, 0001
Sal DiMasi is an embattled politician. His wife is an aspiring talk-show host. Welcome to New England Cable News’ ethics problem.
On any given day, New England Cable News features more smart, substantive politics coverage than any other Boston television station.
| May 21, 2008
How did Deval Patrick's greatest strength become a dangerous weakness?
You campaign in poetry, Mario Cuomo famously claimed, but you govern in prose. Don’t buy the dichotomy.
| April 24, 2008
Mitt’s pit bull
Meet Eric Fehrnstrom, Romney’s teeth-baring press secretary
Flackdom rarely leads to fame. But Eric Fehrnstrom, the traveling press secretary for Mitt Romney, has already joined the pop-culture firmament.
| February 01, 2008
When Rupert came to Boston
Revisiting the lessons of Murdoch’s Herald
Just how badly will Rupert Murdoch screw up the Wall Street Journal ?
| August 08, 2007
Too much information?
Revisiting the Globe ’s gang-truce scoop. Plus, Deval Patrick scolds the media, and the problem with Blue Mass Group’s success.
It’s not often that the Globe makes the Herald look restrained, but it happened earlier this month.
| December 07, 2006
How the Mass media failed voters in 2006
This year’s Massachusetts governor’s race was fraught with significance.
| November 02, 2006
Two days with WRKO-AM, the unofficial broadcast arm of Kerry Healey’s campaign for governor
If you’re a political liberal — or just someone who has a sense of fair play — listening to two straight days of talk on WRKO-AM isn’t easy.
| October 30, 2006
Debate and switch
As The Globe Turns On Reilly
By the end of last Thursday’s Democratic gubernatorial debate, it was Kaddish for Tom Reilly, at least according to everybody in the chin-strokerati (except the Boston Herald ’s Howie “Bleep Conventional Wisdom” Carr).
| September 13, 2006
The incompetence candidate
Tom Reilly stumbles again
When Martin Lomasney ruled Boston’s West End a century ago, dirty tricks were key to his political success — but so was discretion.
| August 17, 2006
Ship without a rudder
Tom Reilly’s chaotic campaign for governor
It’s a simple question: other than the candidate — who has a day job, after all — who is running Attorney General Tom Reilly’s campaign for governor?
| March 03, 2006
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