Political Headlines - February 7, 2013




  • 'Frank, we lost the A feed': The Super Bowl blackout is a chance to learn about how systems work (and don't work) and how people respond (and don't respond) when there is a Big Fail. Globe columnist Juliette Kayyem writes.


  • The fallout for Carmen Ortiz: An important lesson from the death of Aaron Swartz is the need for prosecutors to understand the implications of their actions. Globe columnist Joan Vennochi urges.


  • Marty Walz a loss on Beacon Hill: The average IQ of the Mass. Legislature is about to drop a few points. Walz delivered her final address in the House Wednesday. Globe metro columnist Yvonne Abraham profiles.