MA Sen: Elizabeth Warren Maintains Small Lead

By: Monday October 1, 2012 2:00 pm

The past two years of Congress fighting with President Obama has dramatically turned the American people off to the idea of divided government and the Warren campaign is exploiting this development. It is working to make sure people see a vote for Brown as a vote for a Republican-controlled Senate.


Of Twits, Taxes, and Stabbing Mitt Romney in the Back

By: Saturday August 4, 2012 9:01 am

In which Theodore Worthington Ichabod Tumblington (known as “Twit” to his chums at The Club”) has sherry on the veranda with his son and grandson, and explains to the the Facts of Life.

No, not *those* facts. The facts of life that matter most to the Twits and their neighbors, the Romneys.

Romney’s Latest Pay Day as Bain CEO Was Yesterday

By: Saturday July 21, 2012 9:00 am

Poor Mitt Romney.

It seems some of his old Bain compatriots are sharing their memories of Mitt’s departure with the Boston Globe. Spoiler alert: they’re not saying nice things.

Mitt may have gotten a fat final pay check as he left Bain (whenever that officially happened), but his work there is still paying him dividends. Or, as his old pals may be calling it, a bit of payback.

Kansas, Rick Santorum, and Purity Catholics

By: Saturday March 10, 2012 9:04 am

Rick Santorum — a pious Roman Catholic — has gotten knocked for losing the Catholic vote to the Mormon Mitt Romney, but those who note this generally take a simplistic view of “the Catholic vote.” They confuse the positions taken by the bishops with the positions embraced by rank and file Catholics, and wonder why Santorum doesn’t get more Catholic votes. Hint: maybe it’s because lots of Catholics disagree with their bishops. See “contraception” and “divorce and remarriage.”

That said, Rick Santorum is poised to win the Kansas caucuses today, and if he does, it will be because of the support of the conservative “purity Catholics” that are more numerous in Kansas than other parts of the US church. And in a caucus state, you can be sure that they’ll turn out.

Capitalists: Venture vs. Vulture

By: Saturday January 14, 2012 4:00 pm

So there I was, surfing around the intertoobz this morning when I came across this headline at CNN: “Stop vilifying venture capitalists.”

I have to admit, I was a bit taken aback at the headline as it surely did not reflect anything I had read.

Romney Still Dominates in New Hampshire

By: Monday December 26, 2011 11:00 am

Polling for the Republican presidential primary has remained extremely fluid in most of the rest of country, but in New Hampshire Mitt Romney has consistently held a huge lead over the rest of the field. The latest poll from the Boston Globe confirms that Romney is on track to win big in the first primary state.

Boston Globe Proclaims RomneyCare Successful at Transferring Wealth from Consumers to Big Health Care

By: Sunday June 26, 2011 12:30 pm

The article proclaims that RomneyCare “achieved its main goals.” But nowhere in the 4,600+ word article does it treat “ensuring MA residents get access to health care” as one of RomneyCare’s goals. Instead, it reports on RomneyCare’s great success at ensuring MA residents get health insurance. And given the article’s admission that the cost of the program is unsustainable, the distinction is critical.

Massive Hospital Price Variations: Only in America (*Except Maryland)

By: Thursday May 26, 2011 5:21 pm

Massachusetts is still struggling with controlling health care costs since it decided to embrace health care reform by just expanding our broken private insurance system to cover more people. A problem in Massachusetts, which is common around the country, is that there are huge variances in what is paid for the same procedure.

Banksters Make Bad Neighbors

By: Saturday April 16, 2011 11:00 am

This is a reminder that the victims of Wall Street’s misconduct during the housing bubble actually include millions of responsible Americans who had zero involvement in the bubble, but are simply unfortunate enough to live in a community where the banks refuse to take care of their property.

“Non-Profit” Insurer Gives CEO Massive Retirement Package

By: Wednesday March 2, 2011 8:40 am

The CEO of the nonprofit Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is going to get a retirement package worth $8.6 million after only six years on the job.

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