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William Weld

Another Republican Says No To Contentious Race

AP | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics

BOSTON — Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld says he will not run in the special election to succeed John Kerry in the U.S. Senate. The Repu...

Republicans in Massachusetts Failed to Ask and Lost

Peter Ubertaccio | Posted 01.12.2013 | Politics
Peter Ubertaccio

New England's brand of Republicanism is certainly on the decline. But the inability of the state party to engage in the long term work of party building that's necessary to bring people into its organization by asking for their affirmative participation has hastened its demise.

Romney's Avoidance Comes As Surprise To Predecessor

The Washington Post | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney flew home from Poland on Tuesday afternoon, ending a foreign trip riddled with gaffes -- from criticizing Britain's preparedness for the O...

Death by HIPAA

Jane Yakowitz Bambauer | Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics
Jane Yakowitz Bambauer

Vioxx, the drug once prescribed for arthritis, was sold for over five years before its manufacturer, Merck, withdrew it from the market in 2004. Thoug...

Let Freedom Ring

D. R. Tucker | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

Like millions of Americans, I applaud President Obama's decision to firmly support marriage equality. However, I can't help noting, with a bit of regi...

Look Back in Anger

D. R. Tucker | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

The conservative template of attacking Obama with unrelenting invective was also created here in the Bay State, and used against Deval Patrick. I should know. I helped create that template.

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?

Governors Should Consider Weld Model in Fighting Fiscal Deficits

John B. Stimpson | Posted 05.29.2011 | Politics
John B. Stimpson

Politics as usual dictates that Republicans and Democrats have to win at each other's expense. But as William Weld and the Legislature demonstrated in Massachusetts, it is possible for both parties to win.

Guns, Religion and the Glenn Beck Rally

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

What Barack Obama described in the 2008 campaign is what we are seeing unfold in the country. Guns and religion -- or, in other words, fear and intolerance.

What Is It With Men and Their Chauffeurs?

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Reese Schonfeld

What is this thing between public officials and their drivers? Why do public officials appoint them to positions of great power and responsibility while paying so little attention to their credentials?

Red Birkenstocks? Can Massachusetts Really Turn Republican?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

As the Monday holiday celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday approaches, perhaps the Coakley team would be wise to remind the state's voters of the principles that they and the Democratic Party stand for.

Former Mass. GOP Gov. Weld Endorses Obama

Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, a Republican, is endorsing Democrat Barack Obama for president, citing the senator's steady leadership, good j...