In the Media

Charter School Group, Known for Battling the Mayor, Will Close ›

The New York Times | February 06, 2018
Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says the fact Families for Excellent Schools-Advocacy was forced to disclose its donors was a big blow. “You can only surmise they had a couple of dozen extremely angry wealthy people,” he said. “That is just not good for fund-raising.”

Ayanna Pressley jumps in vs. Michael Capuano ›

Boston Herald | January 31, 2018
Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley announced her candidacy yesterday for the 7th Congressional District seat. Associate Professor of Political Science Erin O'Brien expects Pressley will campaign in the majority-minority district on her experience as a minority woman.

Baker’s focus on bipartisanship wins praise from lawmakers ›

Salem News | January 24, 2018
Governor Charlie Baker gave the final State of the Commonwealth of his first term on Tuesday night. Associate Professor of Political Science Maurice Cunningham says because Democrats respect and like working with Baker, it "makes it much harder for a Democratic challenger to gain traction.”

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.