Every Party Has A Pooper

David Bernstein surfaces! And Governor-elect Charlie Baker speaks (sort of)!

What's Your 2015 Political Resolution?

As 2015 approaches, it's a natural time to take stock of the year gone by and to craft our aspirations for the year to come. And that's as true in the world of Massachusetts politics as it is anywhere els

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh on Race, Recovery, and Pressure from the Press

As Boston Mayor Marty Walsh wraps up his first year in office, The Scrum sat down with him to size up what he was pleased with, what was more challenging than he expected— and more personal topics including why Mayor Menino's passing has changed the way he feels about his job, and his ability to balance being an active member of the recovery community with a job that requires non-stop attention.

The Scrum Podcast: A Winning Political Strategist On Losing

For a while it seemed like Democratic political strategist Doug Rubin had the political Midas touch. The Scrum spoke with the Mass. Democrats' go-to guy about reversals of political fortune.

The Scrum Podcast Goes To Spin City

From the Boston Globe's cozy bureau high atop the State House (pictured), reporters Frank Phillips and Jim O'Sullivan churned out stories that could make the difference between the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat in election 2014.

Don't be fooled: Today's Republican party is no more gender-diverse than it was 20 years ago, in the testosterone-fueled aftermath of the so-called Gingrich Revolution.
The Scrum Podcast: Politics And Prince With Mo Cowan

The Scrum podcast heads to Capitol Coffee on Beacon Hill for a chat with the former (and future?) Senator Mo Cowan. Reilly speaks with him about wrestling Mitch McConnell, what Charlie Baker learned from Deval Patrick, and why he's not ruling out a return to public life.

The Scrum presents the top 5 ranking for the 2014 Scrum's Prediction Challenge.

Good Luck, Charlie

Massachusetts elects an attractive man who has not held any elected office before, with a business demeanor talking about reforming Beacon Hill. We're starting to see a pattern, here. This week: post-election Scrum.

Of all the State Representative districts wholly within one Massachusetts city, only one is held by a Republican. The city is Peabody; the Republican is Leah Cole.

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