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Massachusetts' Groundbreaking Transgender Equal Rights Bill Takes Effect

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Having been hailed as "a much needed update," Massachusetts' new anti-discrimination law protecting transgender residents has arrived. As the Asso...

Zach Carter

Democratic Governor Defends Bain As 'Perfectly Fine' | Zach Carter | Posted 05.31.2012 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick ended up defending Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday during TV appearances in which the Democ...

Let Freedom Ring

D. R. Tucker | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

Like millions of Americans, I applaud President Obama's decision to firmly support marriage equality. However, I can't help noting, with a bit of regi...

Why Few Blacks Are Running For High Office In The Age Of Obama

The American Prospect | Jamelle Bouie | Posted 03.15.2012 | Politics

Even in the Age of Obama, serious impediments remain for the most ambitious black politicians....

Diploma Of Harvard's First Black Alum Discovered In Condemned Chicago House

Posted 03.15.2012 | Black Voices

An abandoned home near 75th and Sangamon, on Chicago's South Side, was the unlikely hiding place for an important piece of black history -- the papers...

Don't Sell Scott Brown Short

Dan Kennedy | Posted 05.06.2012 | Politics
Dan Kennedy

Will Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts win re-election this November? Or will he be defeated by his Democratic rival, Elizabeth Warren? The answer, clearly, is "yes."

Look Back in Anger

D. R. Tucker | Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

The conservative template of attacking Obama with unrelenting invective was also created here in the Bay State, and used against Deval Patrick. I should know. I helped create that template.

Jason Linkins

TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads | Jason Linkins | Posted 02.05.2012 | Media

Mitt Romney prevailed in the Nevada Caucuses, like everyone expected. And everyone else decided, for some reason, to keep on campaigning.

The Impersonator

D. R. Tucker | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
D. R. Tucker

The Romney of 2007-08 seemed to stand for something. What does the Romney of 2011-12 stand for? What, exactly, is he trying to accomplish?

Massachusetts Transgender Equal Rights Bill Signed Into Effect

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Massachusetts officially became the 16th state to treat transgender citizens as a protected class today as Governor Deval Patrick hosted a ceremonial ...

GOP Candidate Got Permission For Questionable Act

Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Mark Hosenball, Reuters) - In the final weeks of Mitt Romney's term as Massachusetts governor, his office sought and received permission t...

Political World Reacts To Barney Frank Retirement (SLIDESHOW)

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

On Monday, Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) confirmed that, after 16 terms in Congress, he will not seek reelection in 2012. As news of Frank's retirem...

Massachusetts Governor Approves Landmark Transgender Rights Bill

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Massachusetts' transgender community had a reason to feel extra celebratory this holiday weekend, as the state's governor signed legislation Wednesday...

Sam Stein

DNC Sends Massive FOIA Request For Romney's Email Records | Sam Stein | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday, November 17, 2011, the worst job in America belonged to the employees who handle Freedom of Information Act requests for th...

Jon Ward

Romney Campaign Accuses Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick Of Doing 'Dirty Tricks' For Obama | Jon Ward | Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign manager lashed out Thursday at a top adviser to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick for providing embarrassing infor...

Split In Political Vision Comes To Light In Battleground State

Creative Loafing Charlotte | Mary C. Curtis | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

It was a tale of two visions of government. And when politicians from both parties came through Charlotte with plans on what it's going to take to get...

Dave Jamieson

As Big Hotels Outsource Jobs, Workers Lose Hold On Living Wage | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

INDIANAPOLIS -- Maria Fajardo has been working as a housekeeper and janitor in Indianapolis hotels since 1987. The job has changed a lot in 24 years, ...

Massachusetts Tornadoes Kill At Least 4

AP/The Huffington Post | By STEPHEN SINGER | Posted 08.01.2011 | Green

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- Tornadoes roared through Massachusetts on Wednesday, as violent winds caused damage in about two dozen communities, ripping...

A Shot Heard 'Round the World? Social Impact Bonds Bring Social Innovation to the Bay State

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 07.09.2011 | Impact
Jonathan Greenblatt

SIBs represent the dawn of a new era, one that will accelerate the evolution of the Impact Economy.

Deval(uing) Government

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 06.14.2011 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

Let's face it: government is the only institution with the power and resources to make equal opportunity more than an empty slogan. Deval Patrick, no doubt, agrees. But he says precious little to that effect in his book.

A Fresh Start for Colorado Democrats

Nancy Cronk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

The Colorado reorganization meeting was a reminder of why we are Democrats and why it is important to never allow ourselves to be divided.

What Happened to Scott Brown Voters?

Brian Schaffner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Schaffner

Scott Brown was at the leading edge of the Republican tide when he scored an unexpected victory over Martha Coakley in the January special election in Massachusetts. What happened to those Scott Brown supporters in this midterm election?

The Empire Strikes Back: Explaining the Republican Wave

Deepak Bhargava | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deepak Bhargava

What a difference two years make. In 2008, President Obama swept into office on a platform of hope and change. All across America, there was a groun...

MA-Gov: 42% Patrick (D), 37% Baker (R) (WNEC 10/28)

Huffington Post | Brad J Shannon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Western New England College 10/24-28/10; 361 likely voters, 5% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (WNEC PDF) Massachusetts 2010 Governor 42% Patr...

MA-Gov: 46% Patrick (D), 44% Baker (R), 6% Cahill (I) (Rasmussen 10/27)

Huffington Post | Adam Carlson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rasmussen 10/27/10; 750 likely voters, 4% margin of error Mode: Automated phone (Rasmussen release) Massachusetts 2010 Governor 46% Patrick (D), 44%...