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Caucus climate – 2017

The DeVos phenomenon in Massachusetts

Strategic next steps

Pablo's got some ideas on how us marchers can keep putting one foot in front of the other - promoted by hesterprynne

Ranked choice voting: wrong for Massachusetts

Faithless Elector Syndrome

Planes, trains, and automobiles

An idea for harnessing the coming whirlwind for peaceful purposes - promoted by hesterprynne

Speciously speaking for the charter school industry

Some excellent wonkery in this post. On the other side of the debate, however, see this recent study from Brookings, which concludes that "Massachusetts’ charter cap currently prevents expansion in precisely the urban areas where charter schools are doing their best work. Lifting the cap will allow more students to benefit from charter schools that are improving test scores, college preparation, and college attendance." - promoted by david

Boston Pops Fourth – RIP

Don’t eat the cardboard! [There's good food in Lowell]

Beyond Bernie: Voter suppression in New York

Is New York's voter registration law defensible? The U.S. Supreme Court in a 5-4 decision from 43 years ago (cited downthread by jcohn88) ruled that it was constitutional: its purpose "is to inhibit party ‘raiding,’ whereby voters in sympathy with one party designate themselves as voters of another party so as to influence or determine the results of the other party’s primary. This purpose is accomplished...not only by requiring party enrollment several months in advance of the primary, on the theory that ‘long range planning in politics is quite difficult,’ but also by requiring enrollment prior to a general election." - promoted by hesterprynne