In the Media

Expert: turn Tito Jackson from foe to friend ›

Boston Herald | November 09, 2017
Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O'Brien says it isn't a bad idea for Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to reach out to Tito Jackson, who challenged him in Tuesday's mayoral election.

Cambridge Takes Umbrage at Bernie Sanders Meddling in Local Election ›

Wall Street Journal | November 06, 2017
Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says local nonpartisanship in Massachusetts goes back more than a century, because there is “no Democratic or Republican way to plow the snow or pick up the trash."

Donald Trump’s Election: One Year Later ›

Under the Radar | November 03, 2017
Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O'Brien and Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham joined Under the Radar host Callie Crossley to talk about the triumphs, the challenges, and the future of the Trump administration one year since the election.

Marty Walsh And Tito Jackson To Debate Tonight On WGBH News ›

WGBH | October 24, 2017
Ahead of tonight's debate between Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and City Councilor Tito Jackson, Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says, “Incumbents have enjoyed a heavily stacked deck in Boston mayoral races since the late seventies. This race is no different."

Charter advocates weigh in on District 7 race ›

Bay State Banner | October 01, 2017
Some of the same donors who bankrolled a charter school expansion ballot question are appearing on the campaign finance records of at least one local candidate. Said Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham, “It's a long game."

City Council race could change landscape ›

The Boston Globe | September 23, 2017
Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O'Brien says Boston's four council races have taken hold of the city in a way that the mayoral race has failed to do. “You go through South Boston, and they care a lot about that race right now,” she said.

Voter turnout expected to be low in mayoral preliminary ›

The Boston Globe | September 23, 2017
Professor of Political Science Paul Watanabe predicts a 30 percent turnout for Tuesday's preliminary election in Boston.

Tito Jackson’s record steeped in advocacy ›

The Boston Globe | September 23, 2017
Commenting on Boston City Councilor and mayoral hopeful Tito Jackson, Chair and Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O'Brien said, “People forget how little the council can really do. [Jackson] is in a role where his voice is most important."

Mass. Nails Pro-Charter Group For Campaign Finance Violations; Levels $425K Fine ›

WGBH | September 12, 2017
Families for Excellent Schools were fined $426,466 for failing to disclose the donors who helped bankroll the pro-charter efforts. Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says "voters deserve the right to know who is spending millions to influence their votes

Americans think opioid addiction is a crisis. They’re not sure federal dollars will solve it. ›

The Washington Post | August 10, 2017
Assistant Professor of Political Science Travis Johnston wrote this analysis of the opioid crisis.