Political Headlines - March 21, 2013

  • John R. Connolly launches bid for Boston mayor: The city councilor packed a hotel ballroom Wednesday for the kickoff of his bid to replace 20-year ­incumbent Mayor Thomas M. Menino. Globe politics reporter Andrew Ryan details. 
  • Markey ad highlights response to BP oil disaster 

    The ad focuses on the pressure US Representative Edward J. Markey put on BP to post an online "spillcam" and his accusations that the company lied about the damage. Globe State House reporter Michael Levenson outlines.

  • Fascism's nascent comeback in Europe: Neo-Nazi elements have made inroads into soccer teams throughout the continent: Fascism appeals to the competitive nature in too many athletes. Globe columnist Juliette Kayyem writes.