The race to elect the next Governor of Massachusetts is a fantastic opportunity for candidates and voters to debate strategies on how to best strengthen the economy, improve our schools, and make our communities healthier and safer. The Arts must be apart of this discussion.
The 5-4 Supreme Court decision in the Hobby Lobby case, allowing companies to opt out of the federal mandate to cover certain contraceptives, is a disturbing precedent for those who care about women’s health and access to reproductive health services. I wholeheartedly agree with Justice Ginsburg when she writes in her dissent “The court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield.”Read more >>
You may have read that yet another Super PAC has cropped up in Massachusetts, this one in support of Jeff McCormick's campaign for Governor. Late last week, I read that the head of the Super PAC, in an apparent effort to hide the fact that the SuperPAC was solely set up to support McCormick's candidacy, claimed that it was supporting other Independent candidates.
To avoid any confusion, I sent a letter to the head of this new SuperPAC and cc'd press for public record, letting him know what I thought about this, and how I was 100% disinterested in any support from his organization. I feel the same way about the support of any Super PAC, and would take the same action. We need a lot more politicians taking this same approach. Read Evan's letter >>Read more >>
The deal reached between Attorney General Martha Coakley and Partners HealthCare is a nearly unconditional surrender of the public’s best interest. The fact that the agreement has very deliberately been filed with the court without any public process makes clear that Coakley and Partners want Partners’ relentless price increases and market distortions to go forward without any serious public oversight or consequences.Read more >>
Evan brings his perspective on campaign finance to the table. Watch more>>Read more >>
Have you been hearing the (predictable) news coverage of Martha Coakley taking her opponent, Steve Grossman, to task over not signing on to a "People's Pledge?"Read more >>
The results of the Democratic convention show that the party wants to stake out its position on the hard left of the political spectrum – the problem being that this is not where most voters in Massachusetts actually are.Read more >>
I join in the call for a public hearing on the appropriateness of the deal that has been reached between Attorney General Martha Coakley and Partners HealthCare with respect to the Massachusetts health care market, and in particular Partners’ acquisition of South Shore Hospital and other hospitals.Read more >>
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Evan Falchuk gives his take on e-cigarettes in the first of the Boston Globe's "Questions for the Candidates" series. More to come! Watch now>>
We all know the cost of living in Massachusetts is skyrocketing, and that it's becoming more and more difficult for people to afford to live and work here. One reason for this is the high cost of health care, driven by the monopolistic consolidation of hospitals into giant systems, a decades-old practice that continues today.
Another huge reason is the high cost of housing, driven by a continuing lack of strategic policy at the state level to ensure the production of the thousands of new units of housing each year we so desperately need.Read more >>