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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.

Barry Goldwater was profoundly wrong! Extremism in the pursuit of ANYTHING in politics is vicious.

The Voters' Will Up in Smoke

If reports in the Globe and other media outlets are correct, the House of Representatives will release its version of the marijuana legalization bill tomorrow.  And just a day later, the full House is expected to vote on this bill.  The public deserves a chance to see what the House is doing here and to comment on these proposed changes.


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.

The Philanthrocapitalists who spent over $17 million in dark money to buy education policy in Massachusetts in 2016 remain hidden. That can, and should, change.

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