Entries in MassPoliticsProfs by Peter Ubertaccio

GOP eminence grise Ron Kaufman is no doubt trying to pay homage to Ronald Reagan by following Reagan’s 11th commandment: though shall not speak ill of a fellow Republican.

Democratic activists and Democratic leaders

Democratic activists want party leaders to oppose Governor Baker, loudly and consistently. They’re not likely to get what they want.

Senate failure to do its job enters third week

The Senate’s continued failure to do its job and hold a hearing on the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court now goes into its third week. Its recalcitrance fits the tenor of the Age of Trump: someone else started it.

Mitch McConnell, radical progressive

I never took Mitch McConnell for a progressive. But his call to “let the American people” decide the next Justice of the Supreme Court brings to mind one of the most radical proposals of the early progressive movement.

Baker Seeks To Insulate The Massachusetts GOP From The Trump Wing Of The Republican Party

With the prospects of Donald Trump winning the Massachusetts GOP primary tomorrow, it is hard to imagine a worse time to try and bring some common sense to the Republican State Committee.

Voting for Trump? "Don't be a moron"

Maybe they don’t like the hit ABC sitcom, the Goldbergs, in New Hampshire.

Pity. Avid viewers know the key life lesson, often repeated by the show’s patriarch: “Don’t be a moron.”

Senator Ed Markey provided a civics and public policy lesson on the significance of the Senate this past week by putting a “hold” on the nomination of Dr. Robert Califf to head the Food and Drug Administration

It wasn’t a good start to the week in #Mapoli.  Issues of war and refugees brought out hyperbole when reason was needed.

Few things about Donald Trump surprise me anymore.  But I must admit to being caught off guard when I read that the blame for his continued political buoyancy should be laid squarely at the foot of the incumbent President.

In the annals of intra party debates, it is hard to fine one completely owned by a single candidate.  That alone makes Hillary Clinton’s total dominance last night historic.

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