GOVERNOR Democrats in Massachusetts are at an odd crossroads. The national moment should have made the party and Massachusetts ascendant along with progressive alternatives to the taint in Washington. Instead, among elected Democrats here, there seems little more than limp opposition to the milquetoast, if
SPRINGFIELD—It was not their first confrontation, but the first where they could really mix it up—and they did. In a debate Wednesday night, James Welch, the incumbent senator for the Hampden Senate District, and his opponent, former Springfield City Councilor Amaad Rivera jousted on healthcare,
AMHERST—Two years ago, Ellen Story’s retirement from the 3rd Hampshire House district seat, let loose a flood of candidates. Mindy Domb, the Director of the Amherst Survival Center, a nonprofit here that caters to people’s food, clothing and healthcare needs, was not among them. The
It is not uncommon for members of the United States House of Representatives or Senate to etch a place into history. Few have quite like Senator John McCain, a Republican from Senator. His place as a politician is mixed, but the high points reflect the
On August 24 an undeniably transformative event will occur in the City of Springfield. After nearly six years of negotiation, debate, votes, wrangling, construction, renegotiation, and a disappointment here or there, MGM Springfield will open. Those who read this blog know we have been consistently
Upper House, Upper Valley is a series on the candidates for the Hampshire, Franklin, Worcester Senate Democratic primary on September 4. NORTHAMPTON—Growing up, dinnertime conversations about democracy, the role of government and the good they can do were not unusual for Jo Comerford. The daughter
Upper House, Upper Valley is a series on the candidates for the Hampshire, Franklin, Worcester Senate Democratic primary on September 4. NORTHAMPTON—On March 29, Chelsea Kline set to out to do something that had not happened since 1991. She announced a challenge Senator Stanley Rosenberg
UPDATED 8/13/18 8:37PM: To include additional quotes from Our Revolution. NORTHAMPTON—At a recent fundraiser for Tahirah Amatul-Wadud, supporters gathered around the candidate, packing the hosts’ airy living room in the city’s Florence section. They sat, rapt, as she told her story of her life, career,
The post is the first of three considering Elizabeth Warren’s first term. NEW ORLEANS—United States Senator Elizabeth Warren calls her Netroots Nation visits a family reunion. Her relationship with this conference, and the progressive grassroots generally, certainly predates and has profoundly influenced her political career.
Solomon Goldstein-Rose, the 3rd Hampshire state representive who left the Democratic party earlier this year, has ended his his for reelection as an unenrolled candidate. This leaves the ongoing race for the Democratic nomination as essentially tantamount to election. But Goldstein-Rose didnt just drop out.