In the Media

Analysis | Trump just praised earmarks. Here’s what the fuss is about. ›

The Washington Post | January 12, 2018
Assistant Professor of Political Science Travis Johnston co-wrote this opinion piece on how restoring congressional earmarks "in some version could give leaders a tool to build bipartisan coalitions by attracting Democrats who might otherwise vote against GOP measures."

Rosenberg faces long odds to reclaim post ›

The Daily News | December 07, 2017
Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O'Brien says she believes Stan Rosenberg could survive the scandal involving his husband. "I think it's too premature to be talking about his political demise. We need to see what happens with the ethics investigation," she said.

Fallout After President Trump’s ‘Pocahontas’ Comment ›

NBC Boston | November 29, 2017
Chair and Professor of Political Science Erin O'Brien says people being offended by President Donald Trump is the new normal in American politics.

After a political rout in Massachusetts, New York’s wealthiest charter group searches for an ... ›

POLITICO | November 15, 2017
Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham, who has praised the state's campaign finance sanctions against pro-charter group Families for Excellent Schools, says "we can’t have a democracy of secret wealth.”

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.