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

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The allged Hub of the Univese is not the center of the new. Despite marketing itself as innovatio central and having more area colleges than anyone, Boston seems terrified of nearly anything new. Even things otehr cities have long... more

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is singularly strong on prevention, prosecution and treatment for the opioid crisis here. She joins me to talk about the new, stronger laws and what else she has in the works. I'll zoom in on the... more

On the all-time-for-Boston black-ice broken-bone day seven years ago, I found my leg in multiple pieces. Followiing the ensuing complex operation, I found docs and nurses pushing morphine on me. In the hospital and in recovery at home, "Stay... more

Jessica Berson, author of The Naked Result, talks exotic dance, striptease, and both the busienss and history of a surprisingly big industry. She understands the field as a former exotic dancer, as a dance instructor and professor, and as a... more

Presumptive nominees on both Dem and GOP side, or not? We knew, just knew that JEB! and Hillary were hkeaded to November. So very mcuh hkas changed. Now it's like 75% to 90% sure that it'll be Trump and Clinton. Let's noodle what... more

The MBTA passed yet another 10% fare hike...and is no closer to solving the funding problems than ever.The idiots downtown simply don't ask the essential questions. I'll go into the illogical and uprofessional funding scam teh legislature... more

Was it Stupid-Tuesday or Super-Tuesday? It's easy to muddle that afer yesterday's results. Let's think and chat about what's likely to happen in the primaries and before the major party conventions and at those bits of political... more

Around tomorrow (WED. 2/17) at 2:30 Eastern)? Will your brain be in gear? If so feel free to call in at tell me your truth about filling the suddenly vacated Supreme Court seat in the 11 months before the next President touches the Bible. Call... more

E3ven the most blathering pundits equivocate on the first two primary season results. They're eager to draw sweeping and even specific concusions and projections. At the same time they note that neither Iowa nor New Hampshire... more

Everyone's uncle, niece, cousin and coworker has opinions on the Presidential race. Hovering between the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary, we blowhards just le it rip. My turn. I'll drop my cornhusker conclusions —... more