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Werder: The Case for Competition in Our Elections

According to the nonpartisan political website Ballotpedia, elections for the Massachusetts State Legislature rank dead last among all states in terms of competitiveness. This means that in 2016 we were the least competitive political landscape in the country, and near the worst in all three aspects of Ballotpedia’s Competitiveness Index: the percentage of open seats, […]

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Lesser: Ahead of Senate Vote on Clean Energy Bill, MA is on the Cusp of an Energy Revolution

Massachusetts is on the cusp of an energy revolution that could serve as a model for the nation in addressing climate change while creating new 21st century jobs. For the first time, New England’s electrical grid operator is proposing that the region produce more electricity from wind power than natural gas. The market for renewable […]

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Grant: The First Step, or Last?

The students who took part in the walkouts over gun violence last week, including the high school and middle school students in Longmeadow, were saying that “Walking out is only the first step.” If they are serious, they need to make those words a reality. The extent to which they move from the symbolic to […]

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