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June 28, 2013 9:00 AM Ed Markey

I haven't done a post yet on the new Senator from Massachusetts, mainly because there was no surprise here, and he's presumably about as predictable a new Senator as is possible. I have talked about how Ed Markey is a...

By Jonathan Bernstein

November 07, 2012 11:10 AM Warren Has the Skills for the Senate

The victory of Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts marks the arrival in the Senate of a major new figure in American politics. To be effective, she will have to lay low for a few years, as Hillary Clinton and Al Franken...

By Jonathan Alter

October 10, 2012 11:30 AM How Conservative Is Scott Brown?

A new UMass poll finds Elizabeth Warren leading Scott Brown by 3 points among likely voters.  You can see that poll here and other polls from that race here.  (The average of polls suggests Warren has a slight lead.)In the...

By John Sides

May 24, 2012 8:40 AM Why Both Obama and Romney Want to Talk About Bain

Why are we talking about Bain Capital again? The answer, it seems, is that the two presidential campaigns want it that way. The Romney campaign wants us talking about Bain Capital LLC because Mitt Romney says his time leading the...

By Ezra Klein

April 12, 2012 11:41 AM Massachusetts’s High Health Care Burden

Zirui Song and Bruce Landon summarize the state of Massachusetts’ health care costs (high) and what state officials are attempting to do about it (a lot). Their short New England Journal of Medicine piece is ungated, so you can read...

By Austin Frakt