The week in politics and issues

// Patrick disappears from . .sort of

In recent weeks, Governor Charlie Baker has wiped the state’s website clean of references to his predecessor.

// Good week, bad week

N.H. fourth-graders get the last laugh, while Speaker DeLeo’s opposition to marijuana legalization is bad news for advocates.

// Overheard

Quotes and quips in the world of Massachusetts politics.

Tom Laughlin created the character of Billy Jack, an ex-Green Beret Vietnam veteran.

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Primary memories

In 1992 race, Tom Laughlin was a voice for the voiceless

Unlike much of the political fringe, Laughlin’s campaign served an important purpose: giving voice to the concerns of Vietnam veterans.

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.

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.