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
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.