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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. 


Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance has shuttered yet another dark money operation, Strong Economy for Growth. OCPF's enforcement actions reveal a shocking level of illegality in our ballot measure campaigns.What to do?

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Dark money political front Families for Excellent Schools has been banned in Boston but appears to be resurrected in the form of a new dark money operation: Bay State Action Fund.

My advice to the Guv is to throw a “Flake.” Overnight the biggest personal check the law allows to Doug Jones ASAP. If Jones pulls it out, Baker will be able to say that he has, in fact, “put his money where his mouth is” and will continue to oppose unfit candidates regardless of their party label. 

The Republican tax cut plan leaves no doubt what the GOP is all about - serving the passions of the rich instead of the needs of the people. Can this plan sell in Massachusetts?


It's hard to believe that the Pioneer Institute set out to blame the Baker administration for declining performance in Massachusetts schools, but ...

Obamacare stands and Medicare and Social Security are still in place, but it looks like the Koch Brothers instruction to get their tax cuts or else has the Republican Congress in craven obedience. It's enough to make the Kochs Time Magazine's Men of the Year.

There are a lot more unknowns about the 2018 Massachusetts governor’s race today than there were a month ago. The pundits, pollsters, insiders, and blogging profs can be forgiven for attempting to apply conventional wisdom to this popular parlor game, but when it comes to the potential toxicity of Donald Trump in 2018, we may have to recognize a new species of unknowns that would probably even befuddle Donald Rumsfeld himself. In the Age of Trump we may have to get used to grappling with “virtually certain unknown unknowns.”

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