Martha Coakley Manages To Squander Massive Democratic Advantage In Massachusetts

Politics | W. James Antle III

Republican Charlie Baker wins governor’s race

Martha Coakley Is A Very Bad Politician

Opinion | W. James Antle III

But then, you knew that

Dem Gubernatorial Candidate Doesn't Know What Her State Gas Tax Is

Politics | Derek Hunter

Guesses less than half the actual amount

Massachusetts Gubernatorial Candidate Used Pro-KKK Case To Convict Gun Owner

Gun Laws & Legislation | Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts

To justify gun control Martha Coakley used Cruikshank Decision of 1875 where Black men were murdered

Massachusetts Obamacare Exchange To Ask Feds For Another $121 Million For Website Re-do

US | Sarah Hurtubise

Insurers warn plan will up consumer costs

Mortgage the future -

Business | Kells Hetherington

If the country’s major banks don’t reach an agreement with the 50 state attorneys general and federal regulators in the next few weeks, a global agreement to settle the widespread foreclosure fiasco is likely going to be sunk for good

PAC wants refund from Scott Brown - Washington Times

Politics | Chad Brady (admin)

Conservative organization, the National Republican Trust, would like the nearly $100,000 spent on Sen. Brown back to help kick him out of office

Time to take sides

Opinion | Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser

Governor Deval Patrick, Rabbi Gurvis, and other leaders should not elevate Islamists like Imam Abdullah Faaruuq and his team. By doing so, they make reformists irrelevant and kill any hope for a battle of ideas

Obama slams Angle in Nevada, crowd calls her a 'lunatic' - TheDC

Politics | Jon Ward

Campaigning for Sen. Harry Reid, Obama mocked the Republican candidate to an unusual degree for a president

EXCLUSIVE: Weigel e-mails savage conservatives - TheDC

Politics | Jonathan Strong

E-mails reveal Post reporter savaging conservatives, rooting for Democrats

There’s work to be done before November

Opinion | Kristen Soltis

The opportunity is there to make this election big—really big. Big elections are usually based around big ideas. It is becoming increasingly clear that Americans are thirsty for a viable, credible alternative to the status quo

A Challenge to the Tea Party: Amend the Constitution

Opinion | Will Haun and Chris Palko

We suggest that developing a grassroots network to adopt three constitutional amendments that would regain permanent control of the federal government

The top 6 bloggers &/or personalities that are smart - TheDC

| The Daily Caller

We’re ditching the blogroll for something more personal — a quick recap of some of our favorite political hotspots (Viewer discretion is advised.)

Out-of-state donations buoyed Brown in final campaign days - Boston Globe

Politics | AJ

In the last 19 days of the race, nearly 70 percent of the 12,773 contributors who gave more than $200 to the Brown campaign were from outside Massachusetts

Ask Matt Labash: Special collector’s edition

| Matt Labash

I’m breaking with the regular format of this column to apologize for being away so long while on assignment in Haiti for my home publication, The Weekly Standard. My trip was nominally for an upcoming story. Though I also went to abduct Scientologists, who are thick on the ground, before they can abduct Haitian orphans and make them watch “Battlefield Earth” on the plane ride back to Los Angeles. (Those poor kids have suffered enough.) If you’d like to adopt a Scientologist, please contact me. You will be required to fill out a questionnaire and undergo a rigorous background check. I only place Scientologists in carefully vetted, loving homes.

Democratic dynasties losing influence - New York Magazine

Politics | AJ

The concept of American political dynasties has lost a bit of its allure. Nonetheless, once upon a time, the Democrats actually benefited from their political aristocrats’ treating elected office as a birthright

Back to the consultants - NEW YORK TIMES

Politics | AJ

The Obama political machine is already legendary, but their efforts in 2010 will face a vastly different political landscape than in 2008 when voter anger at Republicans and President George W. Bush was at an all-time high

EMILY's Massachusetts mess - THE DAILY CALLER

Politics | Carrie Sheffield

Group focused on pro-choice women voters reexamines strategy and mission in wake of Democrat Martha Coakley’s loss in Massachusetts Senate race

'A Funny Thing Happened...'

Politics | Jeff Winkler (admin)

Coakley acknowledged that her campaign was less than perfect. She said that she could have started advertising on television earlier, instead of saving her financial reserves for the last push before election day

Targeting older voters online: Google it, baby

Opinion | Liz Mair

In recent election cycles, political campaigns’ successful leveraging and integration of technology into their political, communications and fundraising work has been increasingly evident. However, many political operations continue to treat online as simply a box that needs to be checked, or something done just to communicate with younger voters. The prevalence of both conclusions is a pet peeve of all online strategists, but data that emerged this week suggests that the latter should particularly be so, with it becoming increasingly clear that it’s not just the kids who hang out online— more and more, it’s Mom, Dad and grandparents, too.