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Entries in MassPoliticsProfs by Maurice Cunningham


They say money is fungible but when it comes to plutocratic efforts to privatize public education there are two kinds of money: upstream and downstream.


Massachusetts Parents United may be Old Wine in an Empty Bottle but it's attracted some big money backers. Let's take a closer look at the Walton Family Foundation, Longfield Family Foundation, and National Philanthropic Trust.

The new education group Massachusetts Parents United sounds grassroots but it is yet another faux populist proxy for wealthy interests.


Last week the Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance passed off another round of fake information as a "poll." But it couldn't have done it without help from local media.


Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance's latest poll is a worthy candidate to fill up your trash bin.

If your kid hasn't started smoking, you have some courageous public servants to thank.

Change school policy or attack unions? It's all the same to wealthy individuals deploying philanthropic dollars and dark money.


Today James Comey took down Donald Trump for the liar and low figure that he is. But Comey also provided important reminders about the functioning of American institutions, ideas, and individuals.

An updated collection of mostly my own posts on dark money in Massachusetts, with reflections on what I've learned since the Question 2 campaign. Read 'em and weep.

Remember earlier this Red Sox season when the Baltimore Orioles Manny Machado injured Dustin Pedroia and the Sox retaliated by having a pitcher throw a beanball at Machado's head? The new pseudo-organization Boston Education Action Network (BEAN), funded by anti-union Strategic Grant Partners, is aiming a BEANball at the Boston Teachers Union.

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