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Martha Coakley Senate Seat

Peaceful Revolution: What Would MLK Say About the Upset in Massachusetts?

Donna Norton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Donna Norton

We can't let health care reform be turned into a political football while millions of Americans remain without health care coverage.

A Wake Up Call to Both Parties

Matthew Dowd | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

American voters in the last six or seven years have been sending wakeup alarms over and over again to Washington, DC, but both parties just keep hitting the snooze button.

Blood Sport in Mass: All Politics Is Local

Caryl Rivers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Caryl Rivers

Yes, it's a shock that unknown Scott Brown could take Ted Kennedy's seat, but that had more to do with facts on the ground than on any seismic shock that prefigures national politics.

Tuesday's Five Lessons for the Democrats

Aaron Zelinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aaron Zelinsky

On Tuesday, the Bay State shook Capitol Hill to its core. Here are the five lessons Democrats should learn from this special election.

Health Care: How Can You Ignore 18% of the GDP

Francine Hardaway | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Francine Hardaway

Health care is 18% of our GDP and growing. How do we fix the economy, or create jobs, without doings SOMETHING to control health care costs? You see where I'm going with this.

Scott Brown's Massachusetts Insurgency Shows How Online Organizing Has Shifted the Political Calculus

Colin Delany | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Colin Delany

A Scott Brown twenty years ago might have had the pickup truck and the personal charisma, but he wouldn't have had the cheap or free online communications channels that a modern campaign can use.

Martha Coakley Blamed By Dems For Close Race In Massachusetts

The Washington Post | Chris Cillizza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Massachusetts isn't the likeliest backdrop for Republicans to begin their long climb back to a Senate majority. Democrats control both of the state's ...

Martha Coakley Seeking Kennedy's Senate Seat?

AP | STEVE LeBLANC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — The race for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the death last week of Edward Kennedy got off to a cautious start Tuesday, despite a t...