In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print tomorrow, online now -- I have a column about the recent announcements that Patrick Kennedy and Evan Bayh will retire from the House and Senate, repectively, and the rumor that other Democrats, including Bill Delahunt, may be next.
My take? I don't think Democrats are running scared, but I do think we're in the midst of a turbulent and volatile national political environment.
Here's the article:
Might As Well Jump: Recent retirements of key democrats paints a picture of a powerful Republican rogue wave forming. So why are a number of high-profile Republicans leaving office too?
In the same issue, politically-minded Massachusetts folks might want to check out my colleague Adam Reilly's take on Red Mass Group, and Chris Faraone's look at the anti-Kelly Timilty crowd.