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Sniffing out the sleazeballs

In this week’s column for MASSterList, Jon Keller doesn’t hold back with what he thinks of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s “stunt” last week of flying 50 Venezuelan migrants to Martha’s Vineyard to make a political point. Keller calls the move a “pathetic display of cruelty” that he predicts will backfire in November as badly as John Silber’s race baiting did in 1990.

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Mayor Michelle Wu’s police overtime blunder

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu has had to make a number of major decisions early in her administration, none more critical than the hiring of a new police commissioner. In his latest column for MASSterList, Jon Keller reports that Wu was able to thread the needle with her selection of Michael Cox to lead the department, earning kudos from both reformers and the officers union. But that just made her handling of a separate overtime issue all the more confounding. Keller’s advice to Wu when it comes to policing: Tread carefully.

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Fear strikes out for MASS GOP

With a timely take on Monday’s Supreme Judicial Court decision upholding voting-by-mail as Constitutional, Jon Keller writes in his newest column for MASSterList that the defeat for the MassGOP is just the latest example of what he calls the “toxic flop-sweat brew” that Republican Party leader Jim Lyons has been trying to serve voters, and now the court, with no one biting.