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Your legislature in inaction The Boston Globe July 10, 2019
Remembering Ray Shamie Arguable June 3, 2019
Those imprisoned for breaking laws should have no say in making laws The Boston Globe April 17, 2019
On the folly of rent control, right and left agree The Boston Globe April 7, 2019
Bill Weld's true north is that he has no true north The Boston Globe February 3, 2019
Three reasons to vote No on Question 3 The Boston Globe November 4, 2018
From child refugee to Green Beret — to Congress? The Boston Globe August 19, 2018
Short live the Legislature! The Boston Globe August 12, 2018
The cynical 'millionaires tax' didn't fool the SJC The Boston Globe June 20, 2018
The misleading case for a millionaires' surtax The Boston Globe April 11, 2018
If the SJC sticks to precedent, the 'millionaire tax' is going nowhere The Boston Globe December 13, 2017
Bribes — er, incentives — for Amazon The Boston Globe September 13, 2017
An 80% tax surcharge on millionaires? Don't fall for it, voters The Boston Globe June 21, 2017
Delete your commission (and boards and task forces, too) The Boston Globe January 22, 2017
Healey's Exxon witch-hunt The Boston Globe December 11, 2016
Don't raise the charter-school cap. Eliminate it The Boston Globe November 2, 2016
The happiest of happy warriors The Boston Globe April 11, 2016
GE, Massachusetts, and the corruption of crony capitalism The Boston Globe January 20, 2016
The return of the grad-tax hustle The Boston Globe July 29, 2015
Repeal that law school The Boston Globe May 13, 2015
Campaign contributions and double standards The Boston Globe March 15, 2015
Keolis agreed to high standards — not impossible ones The Boston Globe March 7, 2015
A tip for Deval Patrick: Be like Bush The Boston Globe January 16, 2015
Deconstructing Baker's inaugural speech The Boston Globe January 8, 2015
An unlawful scheme to raise legislators' pay The Boston Globe December 3, 2014
Who'll be looking down on Baker? The Boston Globe November 28, 2014
Running from the 'R' word The Boston Globe October 8, 2014
For casinos — and for repealing the casino law The Boston Globe September 29, 2014
Don't count on an election-day tsunami The Boston Globe September 14, 2014
I'm unenrolled. I'm conservative. Which Democrat should I vote for? The Boston Globe August 31, 2014
How about a year-round tax holiday? The Boston Globe August 10, 2014
Dissenters in a one-party statehouse The Boston Globe July 6, 2014
Blinders and buffer zones The Boston Globe July 4, 2014
A 'classic sweetheart deal' The Boston Globe June 4, 2014
Why no wine online in Massachusetts? The Boston Globe April 2, 2014
Does the First Amendment stop at 35 feet? The Boston Globe November 10, 2013
The bitter pill of failed state tax incentives The Boston Globe November 6, 2013
Logan Airport is too important to be run by the state The Boston Globe September 1, 2013
An invitation from the Sunshine State The Boston Globe August 18, 2013
Political elite should shun Bill Bulger The Boston Globe June 23, 2013
Is this any way to help the poor? The Boston Globe June 2, 2013
The most useless job in the state The Boston Globe May 26, 2013
Can Gabriel Gomez crack the code? The Boston Globe May 5, 2013
Winslow's media endorsements were no game changer The Boston Globe May 1, 2013
After the 'toughest' gun law, gun crime rose The Boston Globe February 17, 2013
A guaranteed flop The Boston Globe February 6, 2013
Incumbents forever The Boston Globe November 18, 2012
Rx for the Mass. GOP: clarity and conviction The Boston Globe November 11, 2012
What would Hippocrates do? The Boston Globe October 17, 2012
Health care: No, the state doesn't know best The Boston Globe May 16, 2012
For Elizabeth Warren, a story from 1984 The Boston Globe September 18, 2011
Close the door on public-sector unions The Boston Globe July 13, 2011
The tax break game The Boston Globe June 12, 2011
Beacon Hill's 'old school' corruption The Boston Globe January 2, 2011
Yes on 3: Four reasons to roll back the sales tax The Boston Globe October 24, 2010
Fannie, Freddie, Frank, and fiction The Boston Globe October 20, 2010
The man out to topple Barney Frank The Boston Globe September 8, 2010
Electoral College bypassers should be careful what they wish for The Boston Globe August 1, 2010
The union-only protection racket The Boston Globe June 27, 2010
A blessing in disguise The Boston Globe January 20, 2010
On the Senate race in Massachusetts Bill Bennett's Morning in America January 18, 2010
Blame Obama for the bluest state's blues The Boston Globe January 17, 2010
It's the people's seat, and it's up for grabs The Boston Globe January 12, 2010
Musings, random and otherwise The Boston Globe December 27, 2009
Anybody but Coakley or Capuano The Boston Globe November 25, 2009
The right is wrong on illegal immigration The Boston Globe November 22, 2009
A very liberal foursome The Boston Globe October 27, 2009
CLT's last hurrah? The Boston Globe October 25, 2009
Do the right thing, Senator Kennedy. Resign The Boston Globe August 23, 2009
The Bay State's low standards The Boston Globe June 13, 2009
The pension wolves The Boston Globe April 1, 2009
Cradle of democracy? The Boston Globe March 18, 2009
Voting 'No' on Question 1 will send a message too The Boston Globe November 2, 2008
It's time for a 'blunt budget ax' The Boston Globe October 5, 2008
Are we angry enough to fight back? The Boston Globe July 20, 2008
Poor, poor, pitiful pols The Boston Globe June 8, 2008
A resolution: Abolish the income tax The Boston Globe December 30, 2007
Governor Deluxe makes no apologies The Boston Globe February 21, 2007
The Constitution's guardrails The Boston Globe December 17, 2006
End to one troubling chapter, but a reopening of another one The Boston Globe November 7, 2006
'Borking' Kerry Healey The Boston Globe October 11, 2006
A mockery of the rules The Boston Globe July 9, 2006
Mass. exodus The Boston Globe January 15, 2006
The issuing of same-sex marriage licenses by the state of Massachusetts NPR: All Things Considered May 17, 2004
Will they gut Question 2? The Boston Globe November 7, 2002
Making the case for Question 1 The Boston Globe October 27, 2002
Romney's secret 'R' The Boston Globe October 6, 2002
Ray Shamie's last campaign The Boston Globe May 24, 1999
Cellucci, Malone, and the Republican Future CommonWealth Summer 1998
At UMass, student lawbreaking has grown routine The Boston Globe June 3, 1997
Why is the state so secretive about its standardized tests? The Boston Globe December 10, 1996
Good riddance to a disgraceful speaker The Boston Globe November 26, 1996
Moakley doesn't know when to quit The Boston Globe October 31, 1996
Why Johnny still can't read (or write or do math) The Boston Globe October 29, 1996
Four ways to jump-start the Kerry campaign The Boston Globe September 26, 1996
A nominee of a different color The Boston Globe September 10, 1996
Cut the fawning over Justice Liacos The Boston Globe July 11, 1996
Rent control, RIP The Boston Globe April 30, 1996
A worried John Kerry The Boston Globe April 9, 1996
Finneran: speaker of the House, not the Democratic caucus The Boston Globe April 4, 1996
Rx for the Legislature: Trim the fat The Boston Globe March 7, 1996
Legislative greed The Boston Globe March 5, 1996
Bill Weld's shifting standards The Boston Globe February 13, 1996
Bill Weld's Revolution that Wasn't City Journal Winter 1996
A ban on negative ads, Sen. Kerry? Why wait? The Boston Globe December 12, 1995
Another blow to UMass's reputation The Boston Globe November 28, 1995
So Weld is downsizing government? Seeing is believing The Boston Globe November 2, 1995
If Packwood isn't fit to be a senator, why is Kennedy? The Boston Globe September 12, 1995
Macworld's lesson for the megaplex debate The Boston Globe August 10, 1995
Targeting the pay raisers The Boston Globe August 1, 1995
Politics and Higher Ed 101 The Boston Globe June 22, 1995
Freedom is the loser with a government-run 'megaplex' The Boston Globe May 25, 1995
A two-front war against MassPIRG's duplicity The Boston Globe April 13, 1995
The one thing the MDC excels at -- protecting itself The Boston Globe February 21, 1995
Convention wisdom The Boston Globe December 13, 1994
Governor Weld: Just another hack The Boston Globe December 6, 1994
Face it: Rent control is dead The Boston Globe November 29, 1994
Legislative pay hike is a done deal The Boston Globe November 22, 1994
Why is this state different from all other states? The Boston Globe November 10, 1994
Mired in Kennedy country The Boston Globe November 3, 1994
In the 9th district, a fine candidate going nowhere The Boston Globe November 1, 1994
Questions 4 and 5: power to the people The Boston Globe October 28, 1994
Ted's spear: broken The Boston Globe October 26, 1994
The Third District's gamble on Blute pays off The Boston Globe October 25, 1994
A sleepwalk for Weld The Boston Globe October 19, 1994
Pro-grad-tax crowd play a cynical, greedy game The Boston Globe September 29, 1994
Bulger 'mafia' spurs Keating turnaround The Boston Globe September 20, 1994
Why I'm voting for Bachrach; or, adventures on the Democratic ballot The Boston Globe September 15, 1994
Harping on Romney's religion The Boston Globe September 13, 1994
At stake in Question 9: fairness for property owners The Boston Globe September 8, 1994
Unbuckling the voters The Boston Globe August 25, 1994
A roll call for murderers The Boston Globe August 2, 1994
Raze the old Registry The Boston Globe July 14, 1994
Lessons for Romney in Kennedy's success The Boston Globe July 12, 1994
Speaking of the smell test, Governor Dukakis . . . The Boston Globe June 7, 1994
Want to win? Don't get the convention endorsement The Boston Globe May 12, 1994
In Brookline, a gang that can't count straight The Boston Globe May 3, 1994
Defeating the Blob that runs the public schools The Boston Globe April 28, 1994
Getting Barrett's drift The Boston Globe April 19, 1994
Will the real Bill Weld please stand up? The Boston Globe April 12, 1994
A great day for the Irish, but not for Flynn The Boston Globe March 17, 1994
From Foxboro, foul play on the taxpayers The Boston Globe March 3, 1994
The rules according to Silber The Boston Herald March 14, 1992

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