With over two dozen announced and filed candidates to replace retiring Boston Mayor Tom Menino, we’re as busy as most.
We’ll start picking those to have on this show. Check here for updates and scheduled guests. We have no intention of trying to get everyone who’s pulled nomination papers lined up.
Today we touched on some […]
OK, politics fans, it’s long-time US Rep. Ed Markey for the Dems against venture-capitalist Gabriel Gomez for the GOP. They won the MA special-election primary to replace US Sen. John Kerry.
We did drift into the First Suffolk MA Senate (squeaker win by Linda Dorcena Forry over Nick Collins). Unlike the Markey/Gomez contest, she should […]
Let’s cut to the crux. Ryan concludes that MA legislators are at a defining moment. They can build up the commonwealth’s transportation and education — as Gov. Patrick proposes — or they can screw around with watery variations that do not address big issues. If they do the latter, they will be so out of […]
We careered from one issue to the next to another today in a recap of trends and events. For the promised links:
ABC and WaPo released a large poll revealing the solid majorities across demographics in support of same-sex marriage
The Republican National Committee claimed to detail what they learned from losing the last election (and 5 […]
Let’s coin Latin. Instead of requiescat in pace, make that requiescat in auris — Rest among gold coins. Our do little, short timer US Senator Scott Brown finished goofing up his political future.
We also examined the moderately crowded race for John Kerry’s vacant seat. Three ho-hum and differently flawed Republicans go into their primary. […]
You can’t say, “No more Mr. Nice Guy,” about John Connolly. The popular at-large Boston City Councilor will always be pleasant and he promised us he’d run an upbeat campaign for Mayor this year. He has a flexible campaign, accounting for Mayor Tom Menino running for a sixth term or facing other Councilors and outsiders […]
We political types live for such times. Boston City Councilor John Connolly beards the lion. Whether or nor longest-serving, wildly popular Tom Menino runs for a sixth mayoral term, John is going for the big office.
He comes on with us Tuesday, March 5th, at our usual 2:30 PM Eastern. Click here if you can join […]
We’re the 18th state (plus D.C.) to legalize medical marijuana, but MA is not ready. We’re well down the circus parade as elephant holding the tail of the one ahead, but we haven’t gotten our act together. We’re likely a year or more away from open dispensaries or even figuring out what paperwork a pot-enabled […]
We got to solve the MA GOP’s candidate problems. They’re welcome.
We kicked around the panicked exodus of likely US Senate contenders to run against the Dem winner among US Reps Markey and Lynch. We covered the muddled election of their new party chair and the egocentric betrayal of failed and former pol Scott Brown.
Ryan contends […]
We’d figured on double speculation — interim appointment to very recently ex-Sen. John Kerry and the winner of the special election for his last two years. Our Gov. Deval Patrick beat us out by naming the interim (William “Mo” Cowan) a few hours before the show.
We stuck to who’s likely to run on Dem […]