Maurice Cunningham

Assoc. Prof. of Political Science, University of Massachusetts Boston

Stories by Maurice Cunningham

Koch behind the challenge to Baker’s powers

His foundation is backing law firm bringing lawsuit

Mass. Fiscal social justice claims ring hollow

When it comes to questionable campaign finance issues, group should look in the mirror

Mass. Fiscal Alliance’s hollow defense of dark money

State regulators right to demand disclosure of advocacy group donors

The Real Romney

In new biography, Mitt’s anti-populist views shine through

Checking the elephant for a pulse

Can the state GOP’s new chairman breathe life into the party?

It’s cozy inside

In politics, insiders rule – almost always

Piling on

Is the storyline on the string of fallen Massachusetts House speakers overblown?

The William Bulger I know

One-dimensional coverage misses the essence of the man

The real “culture of corruption”

Closed-door legislating can be more harmful than outright graft

Labor pains

The Democratic Party/labor union alliance is on shaky ground

Hugs for Democrats

Dems look downtrodden in the face of the Scott Brown juggernaut

Money for nothing

Campaign donations and the reciprocity principle

Set aside childish things?

Little sign of that in current debates

Welfare, booze, and slots

Last-ditch Baker campaign move drew on an ugly tradition

A strategy to believe in

In a political version of the bestselling book Moneyball, religion could be an underrated asset

Identity politics

In the race for governor, candidates draw on

long-established traditions in Bay State politics

In defense of elites

Our political leaders should embrace elitism, not run from it.

Tea partying for fun and profit

The gathering on the Common featured a call to battle – and to shop

No holy alliance

How the fissure between Catholics and Democrats hurts what used to be the party of the pews