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13 Etiquette Tips for Republicans at the bipartisan Baker party tonight

(A little fun about a very funny situation tonight!)Charlie Baker’s victory party tonight is going to be something we Republican activists haven’t experienced: a bipartisan affair! He has so many strong Democrat and unenrolled supporters who will be there tonight that I have decided to publish some helpful tips on etiquette so we don’t unnecessarily upset our new friends:  …

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Will the word ‘progressive’ help the Dems in November?

Among the Democratic candidates for governor, there has been some talk about the word progressive, especially as there is jockeying to be the candidate most worthy of that classification. But what does the word mean? It’s not a trivial question. As a Republican activist, my opinion on this is probably not worth much to those who are talking about it,…

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A MassGOP Mother’s Day message… with teeth!

On Mother’s Day, Massachusetts politicians of all types talk about how much they appreciate their mothers, and all mothers. The messages are forgettable. After reading dozens of these, I decided to write a message to moms about how Republican reforms will ease their struggles, and the tone is about as warm and fuzzy as a screaming toddler: “We Republicans care…

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Marty Walsh moves to annex Brookline

In a surprise move, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has moved hundreds of police officers into nearby Brookline in order to annex the town. He claims this nearby enclave has “many people with Boston accents” and that it was a “historical error” that separated Brookline from Boston a few hundred years ago. The Brookline Police Department, accustomed to dealing with wild…

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