Political Headlines - March 1, 2013

  • Sequester's long-term effects still unclear: Therein lies the paradox of the sequester: For some, the sky is falling. But for many others, the budget cuts will hardly register. Globe correspondent David Uberti reports.


  • Roberts's comments about Mass. voting bias disputed: Academics and politicians called out Chief Justice John Roberts for saying the state has "the worst ratio of white voter turnout to African-American voter turnout." Globe metro reporter Akilah Johnson outlines.



  • Kerry announces $60m in Syria aid: The US financial support will mostly be used to allow Syrian opposition leaders to provide security, sanitation, and educational services in areas that they now control. Globe Washington bureau reporter Matt Viser explains.


  • Baby boomers are the economy's 'oh, no!': A substantial amount of the longer-term reduction will have to be done, one way or another, on the spending side as health care costs are projected to increase. Globe columnist Scot Lehigh writes.