Coakley v. Baker – almost a yawn

Tonight's televised benign if mildly tense debate between Charlie Baker and Martha Coakley was clearly a draw, which may have been the defensive  objective of all concerned. Comfortably  moderated by WGBH talk show hosts Jim Braude and Margery Eagan, both candidates stuck to their well honed, but by now shop-worn messages, spoke calmly, and smiled wanly …

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Big money mocks one person, one vote

That whoosh you hear is the sound of money, gobs of it, flying from wellheeled donors to political candidates and "independent" committees on behalf of candidates.  The roar is increasingly deafening especially when the money is coming from corporations and superPAC's (and, to a lesser extent, labor unions.  Corporations, Mitt Romney explains to us, are …

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