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Massachusetts progressives working, writing, blogging and speaking for social and political change.

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Dem candidate for LG Steve Kerrigan sees pivotal roles for the office in MA. In his platform (a.k.a. vision), he envisions the second in command in the commonwealth as resolving problems for citizens, business types and officials.... more

Dem candidate for MA LT GOV Mike Lake is a tall guy with tall plans. He made the cut for September's primary and has a vision for the office as shown on his campaign site. Of course, we'll talk about his positions and credentials. We'll... more

We'll give it another go with the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby. The BTR connections didn't work yesterday. We'll try again, we hope with Ryan being able to call in. From the previous promo: I go away for a couple weeks and the Supremes can't... more

I go away for a couple weeks and the Supremes can't behave themselves. In Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, they've not only opened the can of worms, but are feeding them to us. We'll talk of church/state implications of course. Moreover,... more

Ryan and Mike will settle your mind. The MA Dems went to the state party convention in Worcester. Everything ws settled (as in official nominees emerged) and nothing was settled (as in the per-office primaries still contested). Plus the... more

Dem contender for Massachusetts attonrey general, Warren Tolman is coming from all angles ibn his bid for the Dem nomination. He surely willl go to the September primary against Mura Tolman. Both have numerous supporters in... more

Dem candidate for Massachusetts AG joins us to lay out her many proposals. Her platform goes far beyond the civil rights activities she is best known for in the current administration. We'll touch on casinos (against), deep and wide reform to... more

Leland Cheung comes on to talk his campaign to become lieutenant governor of MA. He wants to replicate and expand the "innovation economy" efforts he has been involved in from Cambridge to the whole state. Correspondingly he... more

Finishing his second and last four-year term as MA Gov., Deval Patrick has considerable PR and legacy issues. There's been ncompetence at the agency charged with children's safety. Then, the transition from state health insurance... more

President Barack Obama's good buddy MA Gov. Deval Patrick had led by two years for some time. He was first to a major office, first in overseeing universal health care, first in supporting and overseeing same-sex marriage. Now he is not... more