One of the greatest minds in the history of sociology, Theda Skocpol, has a wonderful take on what went wrong in Mass, and what needs to be done. Sociologists often associate Skocpol with her long-term stint at Chicago, but she’s been living in Massachusetts since at least the early 1990s (I think she spent the first few years at Harvard commuting from down Jersey-way, as her spouse was working at Bell Labs with my father-in-law). Skocpol has even become a Patriots fan! And, she’s an activist in the Democratic party at the national and local level. Frankly, instead of having dickhead politicians and socialites call the shots, people like Theda Skocpol should be telling socialites and politicians which way to go and with whom.
Majority Rule, anyone?