Betsy DeVos's disastrous 60 Minutes interview raises an important question: is she the uninformed leader of a movement whose followers know little more than she does?

The Democratic primary race in the Seventh Congressional District between Michael Capuano and Ayanna Pressley could pivot on the distinction between party purities and heretical realities. We’ve seen this show before.

The drop of the Bay State from 1st to 8th in the U.S. News rankings will undoubtedly complicate Charlie Baker’s re-election effort, but it isn’t likely to cause the odds makers to move the state’s gubernatorial race from a “likely” re-election to a “toss up.” Nonetheless, it is clearly an unexpected gift to the three folks competing to be Baker’s general election foe.

There is a clear lesson here to be learned (or remembered), of course...

State Representative Solomon Goldstein-Rose of Amherst has decided to leave the Democratic Party and become an unenrolled voter and state legislator. Interestingly, he indicated that the move will not impact his commitment to the values of the Democratic Party or his willingness to work and vote with the Democrats just as he has while a member of the party.

So…what’s the point?

The dark money front that spent tens of millions on the 2016 charter schools ballot question has collapsed in multiple scandals. Pay no attention. Follow the money.

Families for Excellent Schools of New York, which ran money for the Boston Financial Privatization Cabal in the 2016 charters campaign, fired its CEO Jeremiah Kittredge last week. But the scandal racked dark money front has more troubles.

Instead of ordering expensive books I can teach my students all they need to know about American politics using two headlines. But that won't work for my Massachusetts Politics class; for that I'll have to use Office of Campaign and Political Finance press releases.

The Pioneer Institute is releasing a new privatization movie tying the protection of public schools to the Know Nothing Party. But here's something that would really vex Pioneer: the Know Nothings were economic progressive! Maybe a sequel?

Recent revelations by OCPF of the true donors to dark money political fronts by a Financial Privatization Cabal confronts Massachusetts with a grim threat: is our democracy slipping away? 

I’ve signed on to a letter in support of Tom Brunell’s appointment to be Deputy Director of the U.S. Census, along with other political scientists. 

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