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William Bulger

Case Was 'Source Of Great Anguish' For Bulger's Well Connected Brother

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

BOSTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Senate president William Bulger said Friday he doesn't condone the actions of his older brother, convicted Boston...

Civil War Dating Back to Joe McCarthy Threatens GOP Hold on Texas

David Paul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
David Paul

The image of Joe McCarthy, a Catholic farm boy from the upper mid-west, being humiliated by the Episcopalian, Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard lawyer is an enduring one that reflects the historic animosities between Main Street and Wall Street Republicanism.

'Bold' Romney Plan Fizzled

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney took over as Massachusetts governor in 2003 with a sweeping plan to overhaul the state's public college system to cut waste,...

The Impersonator

D. R. Tucker | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

The Romney of 2007-08 seemed to stand for something. What does the Romney of 2011-12 stand for? What, exactly, is he trying to accomplish?

Losing the 60th Vote Is Bad for Democrats, but It May Save Obama

David Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paul

If one is to draw a lesson for national politics from Massachusetts, it is less about policy -- the notion that the Massachusetts electorate was voicing its opposition to federal health care legislation -- than about politics.