"The wealth gap, the income gap in our society has gotten to the point where it is starting to drag us backwards. And it’s going to really start dragging us backwards if government doesn’t step in to address it."
CHARLIE B. ON THE T: AN ILLUSTRATED FEATURE ON THE PLIGHT OF PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN BOSTON
Since you don’t have time to catch up on the last four years of news about the MBTA before the election, here’s a comprehensive reported comic strip on the plight of public transportation by longtime Beacon Hill reporter Andy Metzger.
MASS IMPACT: THE POST-KAVANAUGH STENCH IN BAY STATE ELECTIONS
Both Diehl and Gonzalez trail the incumbents they’re chasing by significant margins. Democrats are hoping an anti-Trump wave can help sweep the latter into the corner office, while it appears the GOP’s leading priority is damaging the presidential prospects of Warren.
GONZO MASS: IS THE RACE TO REPLACE AMERICA’S FAVORITE GOVERNOR PUSHING EVERYONE (BESIDES SCOTT LIVELY) LEFTWARD?
While it’s convenient and cliché to conclude that said intraparty battle has devolved into a Sanders-Clinton-style proxy war, that description would be inaccurate.
CASH RULES EVERYTHING AROUND MASS
Can the Commonwealth have a governor’s race about issues when money is the only thing that matters?
WHOLE LOTTA CAUCUS: ELECTIONS HAVE RETURNED TO THE COMMONWEALTH. SORT OF.
All things considered, the results of the caucuses make little tangible difference in determining the party’s nominee for the governorship. What’s really on the line is a candidate’s ability to garner 15 percent of the delegates’ support; crossing that threshold gets you on the September primary ballot. It would take a miracle to win a primary as a write-in candidate, so, first and foremost, the caucuses are a battle for the ballot.
FADED BLUE: THERE’S A DEMOCRATIC WAVE SWEEPING THE COUNTRY, BUT WILL IT REACH THE TOP OF BEACON HILL?
It’s pointless at this juncture to debate whether a national wave will materialize. What’s more important is to scope the state and local pieces. In Massachusetts , the so-called East Coast liberal epicenter, what’s to come of popular Republican Gov. Charlie Baker?