Keller at Large on MASSterList · Former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank defends Signature Bank role Poor, persecuted Barney Frank. The former congressman’s bucolic retirement has been rudely interrupted by impertinent questions about his handsomely paid seat on the board of Signature Bank, which was shut down by regulators after depositors withdrew billions of dollars in the immediate […]
Jon Keller has been covering Beacon Hill for nearly 40 years, giving you a candid take on what’s going on up there. From calling out politicians to the common voter, he shares his take in a weekly column published every Tuesday with MASSterList.
Mass high court protects residents’ right to be ‘rude and insulting’ in public meetings
“Although civility, of course, is to be encouraged, it cannot be required” by government policy
Assessing the Healey, Wu approach to maintaining key centrists while pushing progressive policies
Both understand they came to power because enough voters saw them as reasonably moderate, not because too few did
Term limits on Beacon Hill are dubious solutions for non-existent problems
It’s never wrong to be wary of unchecked power. And in one form or another, term limits is an antidote that’s been around since the ancient Greeks.
As new Democratic party chair, Steve Kerrigan must mind the Mass. political minefield
Even with the opposition in chaos, the memory of 1990 reverberates. No wonder Kerrigan doesn’t have much to say about his imminent ascendance to the job
New Mass. GOP chair Amy Carnevale needs to resurrect a tainted brand
The severely tainted brand name, “Republican.”
After “wait and see” stage, early Healey governance consistent with campaign promise
Is she Governor Wait and See? Perhaps not for long.
Keller: What Latino Voters Really Want
If Mass. Republicans ever stop having a Republican problem, Mass. Democrats could have a Latinx problem.
Tom Birmingham’s education legacy must live on
Former State Senate president’s work on 1993 Education Reform Act was brave and profound
The MassGOP’s whine binge
Massachusetts Republicans have no one to blame but themselves for a disastrous 2022 performance. But Jim Lyons is going to try anyway.