Responding to the campaign, an astounding 70,000 online actions were generated by Massachusetts voters. There may be some powerful special interests behind Keystone, but the Massachusetts primary has shown that the people still have a voice.
There are currently no international laws or treaties regulating the international sale of conventional weapons. This July, the nations of the world are gathering to negotiate the first ever Arms Trade Treaty. You'd think there would be universal support.
It's the 21st Century. The Soviet union crumbled 20 years ago. We didn't use a nuke to kill bin Laden. And it's time for Congress to face the fact that they can either support our troops, or support nukes. You can't do both.
Times have changed. We don't play vinyl records on our iPods; we don't use pay phones when we're out and need to make a call. And, we shouldn't be funding last century's battles, especially when it comes at the expense of our troops.
In the wake of the greatest environmental disaster in the nation's history, America needs a smarter approach to energy policy, not a futile pep rally chant and continued funding for the enemies of our way of life.
In a political era fraught with extreme partisanship and a 24/7 news cycle contributing to the polarization, it was exciting to see an elected official stand up for what he believes in even if it diverged from his party's status quo.