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Deval Patrick: too little, too late or a ray of sunshine?

There is no better campaigner than Deval Patrick. He’s charismatic, warm, visionary and inspirational.  He appeals to our better sides, and has the kind of personality that really could help to heal the searing wounds of division. That he is … Continue reading

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Ed Brooke won and lost with grace

When two-term Massachusetts Senator Ed Brooke woke at 3:30 in the morning on November 7, 1978 the election was already over.  And just after 8 p.m. that evening, as the first votes trickled in, his long-time aide Roger Woodworth knew that … Continue reading

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Welfare audit feeds anti-government hostility

Former State Senate President Billy Bulger used to joke that, when he died, he wanted to be buried at St. Augustine’s because he could still remain politically active.  Now, thanks to State Auditor Suzanne Bump and Tuesday’s report on fraud and … Continue reading

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Grossman, DeLeo speak reality to Patrick’s dreams

Governor Patrick’s hopes for Massachusetts, delivered in his state-of-the-state address in January were big-picture, visionary, limitless in their possibilities – especially in transportation, education and tax reform. They were so big, in fact, they took your breath away.  His proposals focused on increasing income … Continue reading

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Governor Patrick: Lead Communities to Health Insurance Savings

Governor Patrick is said to be planning a visit to Newton this Saturday.  His campaign will be giving out bumper stickers and signing up supporters. Here’s what I hope he talks about:  the cost of health insurance to cover city … Continue reading

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