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Black Lives Matter, So Do Our Voices

Rashawn Davis | Posted 03.28.2015 | Black Voices
Rashawn Davis

A few weeks ago, former Governor Deval Patrick took his ceremonial "lone walk" out of the Massachusetts State House to cap-off what had been a historic eight years as the first African American governor of a state that is roughly 83 percent white.

Offshore Winds Soon to Power Cape Cod: Part 3

Stacy Clark | Posted 02.04.2015 | Green
Stacy Clark

Part 2 of this three-part series concerning America's first offshore wind farm was an October interview with Cape Wind's Communications Director Mark Rodgers. Rodgers recently recalled the significance of Massachusetts's original windmills to the early economy of Cape Cod:

This Is The Only Thing That Could Keep Hillary From The 2016 Nomination

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 11.19.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

In a HuffPost Live interview Tuesday, "Meet The Press" host Chuck Todd confirmed what has been accepted as consensus: the 2016 Democratic presidential...

Why I Am Voting for Women: I'm Not a Special Interest Group

Kristen Elechko | Posted 12.29.2014 | Politics
Kristen Elechko

If we remain mired in the past, Massachusetts risks being swept into the sea of red that looms ahead for many states in this mid-term election. Therefore, it is critical that we vote with conviction and steady hand, as the way to lead ourselves to a much brighter future.

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Signs Overhaul Of Gun Laws

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) signed an extensive package of gun control measures on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. The legi...

Massachusetts Governor Signs Measure Expanding Drug Treatment

Reuters | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a bill into law on Wednesday requiring health insurers to cover up to two week...

"Best Is a Future Free of Fossil Fuels": Deval Patrick Inspires UMass (and Me)

A. Siegel | Posted 07.12.2014 | Green
A. Siegel

Sometimes, a politician takes a commencement speech to make a statement of fundamental importance, to move past photo opportunity to political leadership. Such is the case with Governor Deval Patrick's 9 May speech at the University of Massachusetts.

Hundreds Walk Out for Climate Justice, Call for Leadership From Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick

Adam Greenberg | Posted 05.31.2014 | Green
Adam Greenberg

Braving freezing rain and snow, protesters rallied in front of the MA State House to support the governor's work on climate issues so far and call for a ban on building new fossil fuel infrastructure in the state.

Why Being My Brother's Keeper Matters

Gov. Deval Patrick | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Gov. Deval Patrick

As a black man, my heart aches over the disproportionate numbers of men and boys of color left back by schools, left out of jobs and caught up in crime. As a black public official, I am struck by how little appetite there seems to be among law makers to deal with the root causes of this.

Deval Patrick Says 'Maybe' To Potential Presidential Run

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) isn't ruling out a potential presidential run in 2016 or beyond. Patrick told Politico he could "maybe" see hi...

Boston Feasts on Education

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marquis Cabrera

The foundation of Boston's future success and economic viability is our schools.

It's Time for Action: What Are We Waiting For? "The Greatest Cause That Can Be Served Is Childhood Education."

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 07.13.2013 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

It is a known fact that over 90 percent of the brain is constructed and the road map for future social, emotional and physical development takes form through interactive relationships.

Mass. Problems for Kids

Bill Lichtenstein | Posted 07.08.2013 | Impact
Bill Lichtenstein

The lawsuit, filed by the New York-based Children's Rights, charges that Massachusetts has one of the nation's highest rates of abuse of foster children in the country.

Jason Cherkis

Boston Marathon Finish Line Always An Issue, Says Former Homeland Security Adviser

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Cherkis | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Juliette Kayyem, the former homeland security adviser to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick who helped coordinate Boston Marathon security...

John Kerry Tears Up

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 01.30.2013 | Politics

Newly confirmed Secretary of State John Kerry teared up while giving his farewell speech to the Senate. Kerry paused to take a sip of water and rec...

Bill Clinton, Deval Patrick and Cory Booker Were Right

Scott Blakeman | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

Instead of criticizing those who simply show respect to a candidate, Democrats must claim the moral high ground and not engage in personal attacks on Mitt Romney and his family.

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...

Defections in Massachusetts Governor's Race Beg Larger Questions

David Paleologos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Paleologos

Independents have a reputation for handing elections to the "undeserving" candidate. But the diverse make-up of a Independent nominee's camp in Massachusetts might cancel out the larger impact of their defection.

Re-Electing Deval Patrick: Obama's Key 2010 Priority

Politico | CAROL E. LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama raised $2.5 million for the Democratic National Committee Thursday night, but his trip to Boston had another, less publicized p...

Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick: GOP Opposition To Obama Agenda 'Is Almost At The Level Of Sedition'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says national Republicans are bordering on "sedition" as they oppose his good friend and party ally Pre...

Whiteous Indignation

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Linda Milazzo

Be they the Sergeant Crowleys of America, the Aetnas or the Cignas, inequities will continue until The People make them end.

Wisconsin and Massachusetts Urge Federal Action on Health Care

Gov. Jim Doyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gov. Jim Doyle

Our country faces the best opportunity in decades to provide affordable, quality health care for all our citizens and contain spiraling costs. Our states serve as models for national reform.

David Plouffe Tapped To Run Mass. Gov.'s Re-Election Bid

The Boston Globe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Governor Deval Patrick is tapping the architect of Barack Obama's presidential campaign to help run his bid for reelection next year, an indication of...