Jonathan Cohn

Co-chair of issues committee, Progressive Massachusetts

Stories by Jonathan Cohn

For Mass. Democrats, a troubling gap between party platform and practice

Democrats in office must be held accountable for backing the positions their party adopts

House should pass same-day voter registration

It's time for Mass. to catch up with 18 states already on board

Same-day voter registration can help invigorate democracy

Increasing turnout is hard; but breaking down barriers to the ballot should be easy

It’s time to bring transparency to the Legislature

Rules debate can lift shroud of secrecy from work of the people's representatives

Don’t expect change for the better under Mariano

For frustrated progressives, speaker-in-waiting likely to deliver more of the same

Mail-in voting was huge success; let’s keep it

Voting by mail is a simple way to expand democratic participation

We must act now to protect the primary election

Legislature must move quickly to ensure broad voter participation

A stronger state safety net is part of the cure

Pandemics only exacerbate Inequalities we know too well

A New Year’s resolution for the Mass. House

Lawmakers should show, literally, that they stand for something

Election Day voter registration is good for democracy

A simple reform could boost turnout and civic culture

Beware of Rodrigues’s ‘boring middle’

Appointment of new Senate budget chief is alarming progressives

A resolution for Legislature: Finish last year’s work

As new session starts on Beacon Hill, some old business needs attention

House’s Trump working group hasn’t done much

Leading the resistance requires action, not words

Fiscal irresponsibility from Mass Fiscal Alliance

Blocking Safe Communities Act would drive up state and local costs

Make National Voter Registration Day worth celebrating

Mass. needs to get on board with movement to ease sign-up

Democratic supermajority not so super

Lawmakers from same party but not on same platform