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Entries in MassPoliticsProfs by Maurice Cunningham


It's a disturbing fact: when we're talking dark money in Massachusetts politics, we're talking covert money from offshore interests.

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The Office of Campaign and Political Finance has the power to force Great Schools Massachusetts and Families for Excellent Schools to come clean about the true source of $16 million in secret cash spent in the charter schools campaign. Massachusetts citizens deserve that day of reckoning.

How might national Democrats have learned how to lose working class voters? By closely observing Massachusetts Democrats.

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Recent poll numbers suggest Massachusetts may not be that wild about returning Elizabeth Warren to the U.S. Senate. Should she be worried?

You'll be thanked many times over for a present that helps explain our turbulent political world - a book.

One of the ballot committees supporting the charter school initiative was named Advancing Obama's Legacy on Charter Schools, a peculiar name for a committee funded by Republican billionaires. But that's the world of dark money, where things are never quite what they seem.

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Want to get away? Israel in December is nice - if you have the right connections.

Twenty million dollars in dark money poured into Massachusetts from New York on Question 2, and all the New Yorkers came away with was a familiar chant.

Nations and forms of government are not perpetual. America suffers a genuine threat from President-Elect Donald Trump.


Each election season Massachusetts political players earn their way into the winners and losers column. Charlie Baker, Curt Schilling, the Boston Globe, Meghna Chakrabarti - which list did your favorite make?

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