New In The Phoenix -- Abolish The House

In this week's issue of the Boston Phoenix -- in print tomorrow, online now -- I offer a simple, one-step solution to the problems that have plagued the Massachusetts House of Representatives: abolish it.

That's right, we should shut down the House and go with a unicameral legislature.

This is not intended as merely an intellectual exercise. It makes sense, and could be accomplished through a constitutional amendment initiative.

I'll discuss this more here on the blog, and welcome your thoughts (anonymously if you'd like, at But go and read the column now:

Burning Down The House: In the wake of the latest corruption scandal, let's just torch the offending chamber.

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