Peter Lucas

Peter Lucas is a veteran political reporter and columnist who has covered Massachusetts and national politics for 40 years for the Lowell Sun, the Boston Herald and the Boston Globe. He has covered the war in Vietnam, the troubles in Northern Ireland, fighting in the Balkans, and events in Central America and Cuba. He has published five books.

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The election of Rep. Ron Mariano as Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives to succeed Robert DeLeo recalls speakers from the past. I have known and/or covered the last 10 of them, all Democrats, four of whom were indicted. The first speaker was the hard drinking, hard living John F. Thompson (1958-64) of Ludlow, […]
Forget Joe Biden. It is feisty Kamala Harris who should be debating President Donald Trump, not Sleepy Joe. The progressive Democrat and California U.S. senator, who is Biden’s vice-presidential running mate, has more energy in her index finger than the 77-year-old Biden has in his whole body. Unlike Biden, Harris, 55, is quick and articulate […]
Flying from Rome to Boston on Alitalia on Columbus Day, I fell asleep and dreamed that Christopher Columbus was seated beside me. He had the window seat. “What did I do wrong?” he asked in my dream. “Why do people hate me?” “I’m not sure,” I said. “How did I go from a hero to […]