Entries in MassPoliticsProfs by Maurice Cunningham

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 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? 

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.

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