Political Headlines - February 6, 2013


  • 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.