- Former Romney aide close to run for Senate seat: State Rep. Daniel Winslow became the first Republican to take official steps toward entering the US Senate race Tuesday. Globe state house reporter Michael Levenson profiles.
- Activist Aaron Swartz's suicide echoes in Congress: Family members urged passage of legislation that would soften some Internet laws and a House committee is investigating whether his prosecution went too far. Globe correspondent David Uberti reports.
- A guaranteed flop for Mass.: Tax credits for filmmakers have not been a boon for the state, and neither would such credits for theatrical producers who bring Broadway-bound shows to Mass. Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby explains.
Finally, Mass. GOP has some likely candidates: Kudos to Dan Winslow and Gabriel Gomez, the two Republicans in this state willing to join the race for US Senate. Apparently willing, anyway. Globe columnist Scot Lehigh writes.