In Defense of Michael Flaherty's Kitchen

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City Councillor Michael Flaherty announced his candidacy for…

The Teachers Union Meets the Market

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There's an interesting experiment going on in Boston right now…

16 Years Later, Merger Savings Realized!

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As we contemplate a major shake-up of our transportation system…

The Governor's choice on charter schools

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The Governor's proposal on charter schools does two things: It…

Additional Assistance is Gone?

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The Governor's Budget was released today (well, some of it anyway,…

Great Moments in Public Management, Pt. MCMLXVII

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New York's Inspector General has released a scathing report on…

MA budget woes and the federal stimulus package

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Governor Patrick has to close a budget gap of at least $950 million…

Fiddling while the budget burns

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It took about a year after I left the State House to realize…

What Problem Are They Trying To Solve

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Bureaucracies have a wonderful, self-sustaining way of letting…

Will the Guv hit a homer on charters or more ho-hum

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The Governor is making an announcement on charters. He has taken…

Jeremy Piven?

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Today's Globe has a well-meaning op-ed that uses Jeremy Piven's…

All We Got Was Paint and Carpet

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Pioneer HQ has just undergone a facelift, but it appears we set…

If you thought of them as customers, existing ones would be important

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The Turnpike cranked out one of the more inexplicable pieces…

The Great, The Good and The Bad of the Gov's speech to local officials

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Today's speech by the Governor before the Massachusetts Municipal…

So you want European-style health care

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Atul Gawande has a great piece in this week's New Yorker on the…

Ken Lewis is on the clock

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Ken Lewis' dramatic firing of John Thain from BofA only highlights…

NEA's largesse from their disclosure report

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The Education Intelligence Agency's just released scoop, entitled…

Urgency on education

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No increase in the charter cap. No urgency to put back into…

Obama-Day Mind-Meld

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To a comment left on a post on state budget cuts I made the other…

Someone please strip of him of his chairmanship

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It seems Edolphus Towns, the incoming Democratic Chairman of…

Tax Time

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Some smart aleck once said that the two most effective reforms…

Who's the DINO Now

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After a legislative hearing on public-private partnerships last…

Moral Hazard

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The outcomes of the various bailout and stimulus packages already…

The Free Market Reponse to Partners-Blue Cross

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Several folks, including a recent commenter, have posed a similar…

More Bailout Fun

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First, the nonsense -- signaling the illogical end of this process,…

I hope I am or at least the Governor is misinformed

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I have heard from folks who listen to the Eagan-Braude show on…

Told You So

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My colleague, Jim Stergios, mused a few weeks ago about Bernie…

Thickheadedness

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A rather odd article by Jamie Vaznis of the Globe on charters…

Overstimulated

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Ed Glaeser has an interesting and thoughtful piece in today's…

Will they give the money back?

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As I was walking to work this AM, a cab (thanks hackney license…