Maurice Cunningham, WGBH

Maurice Cunningham


Cambridge, MA, United States

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Past articles by Maurice:

MassPoliticsProfs| Is The Crashing Sound You Hear The Collapse Of The Dark Money/Charter School Industrial Complex?

Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance imposed the death penalty on Families for Excellent Schools Advocacy. The decision is already reverberating in other states. → Read More

Goodbye Darkness My Old Friend: The $425K Pro-Charter Fine And Why It’s Transformative

We can’t have a functioning democracy if public policy is given over to the rich and the citizen can’t even find out who is spending all that money to influence our votes. → Read More

Why a Case Against a Dark Money Charter School Group Is Great News for Democracy

Billionaire charter school backers in Massachusetts wanted their identities kept secret. In one of the most important decisions ever about dark money in politics, a Massachusetts charter school advocacy group has been ordered to pay the largest campaign finance fine in state history. The case will reverberate across the nation → Read More

MassPoliticsProfs| Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance Transmits a Communicable Deceit

Alternative facts operation Massachusetts Fiscal Alliance scores a win when media help it pass on false and misleading claims. → Read More

MassPoliticsProfs| Comey's Trump Takedown As Introduction to U.S. Government

James Comey's takedown of Donald Trump was also a lesson in the fundamentals of U.S. government → Read More

MassPoliticsProfs| Unmasking the Philanthrocapitalists Who Almost Bought Massachusetts Schools

In 2016 Philanthrocapitalists tried to buy our school system. It's time to unmask them. → Read More

MassPoliticsProfs| Why Political Media Need To Be More Aggressive In Reporting About "Dark Money"

Dark money is a tough story to follow. Journalists make it a top priority but they'll need some help.. → Read More

MassPoliticsProfs| And the 2018 Profiles in Courage Award Winner Is . . .

It will take a courageous Republican to protect the nation from the depravities of the Trump administration. That Republican will win the Profiles in Courage Award in 2018. → Read More

MassPoliticsProfs| The Art of the Civil War Deal

How wonderful if Andrew Jackson or Donald Trump could have cut a deal to prevent the Civil War. But history is never so simple. → Read More

MassPoliticsProfs| Dark Money Sharks Devour Mass. Education Policy

A handful of wealthy individuals are behind recent changes to public education in Massachusetts, and they've remained hidden. Until now. → Read More

Arroyo Is Only The Latest Outrage: It's Time To Remake County Government

Counties may be necessary administrative units, but time and time again their politics have made government worse – not better. → Read More

MassPoliticsProfs| Dark Money: Pro-Charter-School Fat Cats Took A Page From Offshore Gambling Tycoons

When the dark money front covering the pro slots ballot question was exposed, it revealed off shore investors. What might we find if Great Schools Massachusetts has to divulge its patrons? → Read More

MassPoliticsProfs| Playing Three Card Monte With Dark Money

How does pro-charter dark money stay dark? Through and elaborate game of three card monte. → Read More

MassPoliticsProfs| Shining Some Light On Families For Excellent Schools

New York based Families for Excellent Schools funds Great Schools Massachusetts. Here's what that's all about. → Read More

MassPoliticsProfs| Time for Some Courage from Ryan and McConnell

Seth Moulton and Muhammad Ali have some lessons in courage for Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell → Read More

MassPoliticsProfs| America's Greatest Threat: Political Correctness

The greatest threat America faces isn't assault weapons or terrorism or even Donald Trump. It's political correctness. → Read More

MassPoliticsProfs| A Tale of Two Polls (in One)

The Boston Globe poll revealed that the public cares about one set of issues, elite interests another. Guess which set gets the headlines? → Read More

MassPoliticsProfs| Are We Not a Little White for that Kind of Thing?

In recent special elections it was the Republicans who nominated diverse candidates. → Read More

MassPoliticsProfs| The Donald Trump of 1968: George C. Wallace

The unnerving similarities of Donald Trump in 2016 and George C. Wallace in 1968. → Read More

MassPoliticsProfs| American Democracy and Penis Jokes

Trump, Rubio et al. have brought American democracy down to the level of the penis joke. → Read More