Massachusetts Democratic party
The charter school contest dividing the Democratic Party is about a whole lot more than privatizing more schools. It's a fight involving equality, markets, unions, wealth, and partisan politics. So far it's a great set-up for Governor Charlie Baker and the Republicans.
When should we call into question the pursuit of an expansive and powerful federal government? If you’re a Massachusetts Democrat, the answer this week seems to be, “when our friends are the targets.”
It is tempting to blame certain Democrats for not acting like an opposition party vis-à-vis Republican Governor Charlie Baker.
We should temper ourselves. There are constitutionally ordained reasons for the lack of a true opposition party in Massachusetts.