James Conway has been blogging at BMG since 2006. He has volunteered on the Reich, Dean, Patrick, Duckworth, and Obama campaigns while working in high level policy fellowships as an undergraduate at the US Department of State and Chicago Mayor's Office. He graduated from the University of Chicago in 2010 with a double major in History and Political Science. He currently lives in Aurora, IL with his fiancee of three years, but keeps an active eye on the Massachusetts political scene while seeking opportunities to work full time in Massachusetts on progressive politics and public policy. He can be reached at jamesconway@uchicago.edu

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Leaving no City Behind-starting with Lynn

Sen. Sanders Bold Address in Defense of Democratic Socialism

Fight Bigotry with Charity

To add to this: NuDay Syria actually takes physical stuff and ships it to Syria - everything from blankets to food. - promoted by charley-on-the-mta

Thank you to all our Veterans

Our gratitude to those who risked their own lives to keep us safe. And may we remember to keep them safe, and housed, and helped. "Veteran" and "homeless" are two words that should never appear together. - promoted by charley-on-the-mta

Marty Walsh has some ‘Splaining to do

See the comments for a response from Mayor Walsh's office. This one is worth following closely. - promoted by david

Globe Profiles Rising Star Katherine Clark

A somewhat ham-handed effort to get Clark to run for Governor. She would surely be a much better Governor than Charlie Baker, although that is a pitifully low bar, but as the article points out her political instincts are acute, and serving her well here, as elsewhere. - promoted by Bob_Neer

The Sins of the Son

The timing is fascinating. - promoted by david

Bill Linehan is Beatable

How to think Long Term: The 2022 Re-Apportionment

Non-partisan apportionment is the way to go. We should start here, follow the good examples of other states. Ballot initiatives are a good way to do it. - promoted by charley-on-the-mta

For Cambridge Voters: Vote for Kelley and McGovern on the Unity Slate for Council/Nolan #1 for School Committee

I salute esteemed BMGer jconway's wisdom: I'll be holding a sign for McGovern tomorrow and voting #1 for Nolan for School Committee. The progressive choices are clear. - promoted by Bob_Neer