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Lessig talks Tuesday at Tufts to enlist against money as corruptor in politics

Lessig talks Tuesday at Tufts to enlist against money as corruptor in politics

Already a guiding light about law in the Internet age, Harvard’s Lawrence Lessig has turned his attention to the corrupting influence of money in politics.

Let’s change a flawed vote process, ending Cambridge’s Proportional Representation

Let’s change a flawed vote process, ending Cambridge’s Proportional Representation

While our voting process often seem endless, the outcome of many elections is settled in the first round of balloting. More importantly, a serious design flaw taints the count.

Journalist Faraone on his ‘under the radar’ run for governor in November: ‘Whatever’

Journalist Faraone on his ‘under the radar’ run for governor in November: ‘Whatever’

Among the news and information gleanable Thursday at the premiere of Member’s Lounge With Ken Reid: Journalist Chris Faraone is still or again considering a run for governor.

Cheung’s $120,000 deposit for lt. governor run hides message on innovation in binary

Cheung’s $120,000 deposit for lt. governor run hides message on innovation in binary

If Leland Cheung seemed quiet at his latest City Council meeting, it may have been because he was still tired from figuring out the most complicated way to start a run for lieutenant governor.

Recount’s cost exceeded even top estimate, despite its speed also beating expectations

Recount’s cost exceeded even top estimate, despite its speed also beating expectations

The cost of last month’s City Council election recount was $109,604.37, the city manager said, beating by far an unofficial estimate made as the recount wrapped up.

Maher is mayor after three twisty ballots; Simmons had to back out twice (update)

Maher is mayor after three twisty ballots; Simmons had to back out twice (update)

David Maher was elected mayor at the inaugural meeting of the City Council in an odd series of three ballots, and first-time councillor Dennis Benzan became vice mayor, giving the process an “F.”

City Council takes seats with three fewer women, but first Muslim, Latino members

City Council takes seats with three fewer women, but first Muslim, Latino members

When the City Council starts its two-year term Monday, there will be only one woman where there were four. But the council is gaining a different kind of diversity: its first Muslim and Latino members.

In many democracies, Cheung would be mayor – and he should be mayor in ours

In many democracies, Cheung would be mayor – and he should be mayor in ours

His remarkable margin of victory in the “popular” vote, citywide support and being the only incumbent to increase in votes suggests that, in a typical democracy, Leland Cheung would be mayor.

Four issues simmering under the scenes during Cambridge’s Campaign 2013 (update)

Four issues simmering under the scenes during Cambridge’s Campaign 2013 (update)

An election season is full of debates and controversies silly and serious. In the one just past, we saw questions about candidates’ comments, past associations and campaign headquarters.

Recount ends with Day 9; vanBeuzekom remains cut from City Council’s next term

Recount ends with Day 9; vanBeuzekom remains cut from City Council’s next term

A vote recount ended Thursday without incumbent Minka vanBeuzekom’s reelection to City Council. It was called at 6:05 p.m.

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