New In The Phoenix -- House Progressives, After DiMasi

In the new issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print tomorrow, online today --  I write about Boston's progressive state representatives, and whether they have become part of the culture that enabled former Speaker Sal DiMasi to allegedly corrupt the workings of state government.

Actually, I put it in somewhat stronger terms:

"...the liberals who regularly decried [Thomas] Finneran's autocratic, centralized, secretive leadership were later found, under DiMasi, strutting imperiously through the sty of Beacon Hill, like the pigs in George Orwell's Animal Farm."

 Please take a full read of it here:

Mass Betrayal: How House progressives have let you down -- and why they'll do it again.

That story is part of a cover package, which also includes a brief timeline from me of Beacon Hill scandals; and an article by my colleague Adam Reilly asking whether corruption can be caught in the age of vanishing statehouse press coverage.

Also, a two-part editorial looks at the Iran situation, and Sam Yoon's recommendation to kill the Boston Redevelopment Authority.

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