- Rep. Stephen Lynch shifted views, but not local focus: The Democratic Senate candidate's work on the ground, rather than in Congress, has become the hallmark of his career. Globe State House reporter Michael Levenson details.
Outside money attacking Stephen Lynch in Senate race: Thomas Steyer, a billionaire California hedge-fund executive, has poured $400,000 into the Massachusetts race so far. Globe State House reporter Michael Levenson details.
- Take burden off Veterans Affairs: While erasing the backlog is important, the longterm goal must be to permanently place the burden of compensation and care on local health facilities and community care programs. Globe columnist Juliette Kayyem explains.