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Can Sam Yoon win?

An Obama-loving city counselor aims to be mayor of Boston
Recent elections, as you may have heard, have been about change.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 11, 2009

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Money talks

Can Beacon Hill reform itself when the State Senate President and the new House Speaker rake in so much lobbyist cash?
To hear our state legislators talk lately, Beacon Hill is all about reforming the sketchy, poorly governed relationships between lawmakers and lobbyists.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  February 06, 2009

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Grading the cabinet

At the midway point of Governor Deval Patrick's first term, we issue a report card for his cabinet
As we watch President Barack Obama replace the federal government's old, unpopular, Republican department heads with fresh, bright talent, it's hard not to think back two years, to the start of Governor Deval Patrick's first term as governor of Massachusetts.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 29, 2009

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The political virgins

With a crucial state-legislature session looming, Boston residents turn to untested newbies to fight for their share of the pie
At this incalculably critical time — with a fiscal nightmare threatening billions of dollars of state-government spending and momentous budget decisions to be made — everyone in Massachusetts wants to be represented on Beacon Hill by someone with clout.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 09, 2009

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Silence of the Sam

Want to know what your city council does? Sorry, they can't tell you.  
A seemingly simple attempt to provide Bostonians a small measure of good-government reform ran aground this past week.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 24, 2008

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20 reasons the Earth will be glad to see Bush go

As our 43rd president scrambles to screw further with Mother Nature, a look at the ways our planet will be better off under Obama
The planet Earth usually tries to stay out of politics. It doesn't endorse candidates. It doesn't run attack ads. It doesn't even register as a lobbyist.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 19, 2008



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Free for all

Is Mayor Menino getting White-washed? Plus, Sam Yoon's not-so-friendly skies
Striking parallels emerge between the upcoming mayor's race and the historic race of 1983.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  December 12, 2008

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Menino's mosque

The bizarre story behind the construction of Boston's most controversial building
Most locals concede that getting anything of substance accomplished in Boston is a Herculean task.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 24, 2008

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The PTech connection?


Between late 2002 and early 2003, the now defunct Fleet Bank in Boston attracted the attention of federal anti-terrorist investigators.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 24, 2008

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Timeline of events

How the ISBCC turned from a place of worship to a symbol of controversy
How the ISBCC turned from a place of worship to a symbol of controversy
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 19, 2008

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Free pass on gay hatred?

Turning a blind eye
Outside observers have been quick to criticize any signs of anti-Semitism connected to the new Roxbury mosque.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 24, 2008



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Rise of the political bogeyman

Impotent on the issues, the GOP turns to scare tactics. Be afraid!
The Republicans appear headed to a second straight national pummeling, which will leave it marginalized in the federal government and an increasing number of state houses. Many party faithful are already noting the need for the GOP to move back toward the moderate center to survive. But the conservatives with microphones are heading down a very different path — and their followers, who now dominate the Republican Party, are going right with them.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 03, 2008

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Wacko patrol: America's 25 scariest conservatives

The Phoenix ranks the individuals who will hold the most sway over the right-wing message machine in 2009, and beyond.
Imagine what will happen once the relatively sane folks now running the White House and the Republican National Committee pack up and go home?  
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  November 03, 2008

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FBI nabs Wilkerson

Will the fallout involve other officials?
State senator Dianne Wilkerson was arrested Tuesday morning on charges of public corruption -- charges at a level far above and beyond any she has previously faced.  
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 29, 2008

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Photos: Dianne Wilkerson nabbed

Public Corruption Squad of the FBI arrest State Senator Wilkerson on complaint of extortion and theft.
Public Corruption Squad of the FBI arrest State Senator Wilkerson on complaint of extortion and theft.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 29, 2008

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Travels with Sarah

As Palin tours New Hampshire, signs of Biblical calling, talent on the stump, and a shot at 2012
Apparently, the idea of Palin as the Queen Esther for our time has made it to New Hampshire.  
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 24, 2008



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City Hall domino effect

Sam Yoon starts the MayorMania
Political prospects are being reassessed inside the rumor-hungry walls of City Hall, all because of an invitation to a party 3000 miles away.  
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 22, 2008

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Financial fallout

The devastating wall street crisis has a potential silver lining — if you’re a Massachusetts politician looking for a foothold
The current US financial disaster will roil Massachusetts residents in myriad ways.  
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  October 08, 2008

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Granite up for grabs

Why McCain, Obama, and their supporters are swooping down on New Hampshire
Presidential candidates and their surrogates spend most of their time in high-population, close-contest areas.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 17, 2008

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The homeland is officially secure

Vicente Lebron freed
After being locked up by federal authorities for three months, Either/Orchestra percussionist Vicente Lebron was released this past Thursday.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 10, 2008

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The enthusiasm gap

This election, with Obama having stoked pennant fever in Denver, it is the Dems who have cornered the excitement market  
The selection of gun-shooting, anti-abortion, creationist, doctrinaire conservative Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as John McCain’s vice-presidential nominee has finally got the GOP’s conservative base excited.
By: DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  September 03, 2008


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