Mitt Romney fought hard to introduce rate competition to Massachusetts's auto insurance industry, and failed. So when Deval Patrick's insurance commissioner decided to implement auto-insurance reform, it caught a lot of liberals by surprise. Some are turning sour on Patrick, painting him as a pro-business shill. Is it true -- or are they just shilling for the status quo? I look at the politics behind the policy in this week's Phoenix, out tomorrow but online now.
Fender bender: Last year, opponents thought they had killed auto-insurance reform for good. Its resurrection could be a headache for Deval Patrick.
Also, I have the tale of a young man who claims he was roughed up and arrested by Boston police for no good reason -- in the 12th inning of Game 5 of the 2004 ALCS. BPD Stands Accused -- As Sox-Haters?