The week in politics and issues


When reluctant presidential candidates need a push

The activists hoping to get US Senator Elizabeth Warren to run for president are the latest in a long line of draft organizers. By Meg Heckman

Pete du Pont’s ideas were mocked by some on the campaign trail in 1988

Primary memories

In ’88, an uncomfortable meeting with Pete Du Pont

A particularly unflattering editorial about the Republican presidential candidate was just rolling off the press, when who should saunter into the newsroom?

Capital Source

School Building Authority is called to heel

State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg has begun her tenure with a crackdown on the Massachusetts School Building Authority.

Good week, bad week

Adrian Madaro topped a field of five Democratic candidates for the state Legislature, while Gordon Fox agreed to plead guilty to corruption.


Quotes and quips from Massachusetts politics and beyond.

John Katsaros, during World War II and in 2010, was badly injured when his plane was shot down in 1944 over occupied France.

Tsongas faces steep odds in bid to win award for WWII veterans

Representative Niki Tsongas of Lowell thinks Haverhill’s John Katsaros and other veterans like him deserve a medal — the Congressional Gold Medal, to be precise.

Globe reporters

Recent work from Boston Globe political reporters.


Ground Game

// Inside the presidential primaries with James Pindell

Globe reporter James Pindell brings you the latest news from New Hampshire and beyond as 2016 presidential politics take shape.

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Globe political quiz

// Capital Quiz: MBTA edition

A quiz on the (sometimes) proud history of Boston’s public transit system.

The 2014 election


Full Boston Globe coverage, results, and analysis of the 2014 midterm elections.

Jim O'Sullivan

Jim O’Sullivan writes about politics for The Boston Globe. Previously, he was White House correspondent and chief analyst for National Journal in Washington, D.C.

Joshua Miller

Joshua Miller covers politics for the Globe. A Massachusetts native and graduate of Bowdoin College, Miller worked in Washington, D.C., before joining the paper in 2013.

Policy writer

Recent work from Evan Horowitz, the Globe's policy writer.


Globe opinion writers

Recent work from Boston Globe columnists.