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Kate Nace Day: Human Trafficking Activist

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 04.04.2016 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

I first met Kate Nace Day when I took part in the 2012 Fighting Trafficking through Film forum, a project produced by the Boston Initiative to Advanc...

Baker TKTK

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Republican Charlie Baker won his bid for governor of Massachusetts on Tuesday, Fox News and ABC News projected. Baker faced Massachusetts Attorney ...

Martha Coakley Loses Election For Massachusetts Governor

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Martha Coakley lost her bid for governor of Massachusetts on Tuesday, Fox News and ABC News projected. Coakley has served as the state's attorney g...

Massachusetts Governor Election Results: Martha Coakley Loses To Charlie Baker

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Republican Charlie Baker was elected governor of Massachusetts on Tuesday, Fox News and ABC News project. Incumbent Gov. Deval Patrick (D) decided ...

Mark Blumenthal

Here Are The Governor Races Still Too Close To Call | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

While the battle for the U.S. Senate has captured attention nationwide, some of this year's closest contests are among the 36 governor's races, nearly...

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.

Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections

Chris Cormier | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Chris Cormier

Attention gay men: You need to vote on November 4. Here are a few campaign highlights as a Gay Man's Guide to the 2014 Elections, because pundits don't know how to explain how important this election is in "gay man's terms." Meet your ballot box divas.

Finally: A Solution to Your Outrage About the State of Women's Rights

Morra Aarons-Mele | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics
Morra Aarons-Mele

If you live in New York State, you can actually help change things and codify equal rights for women by voting for the Women's Equality Party on Election Day.

Martha Coakley Slams GOP Opponent For Wavering On Roger Goodell

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Martha Coakley blasted her GOP opponent, Charlie Baker, in a video released Friday...

Good News For Coakley

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, a Democrat, leads Republican businessman Charlie Baker in the state's gov...

Massachusetts Could Get Its First-Ever Elected Female Governor With Coakley Primary Win

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.10.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley (D) could make history as the state's first-ever elected female governor if she wins November's general ...

Poll Signals Good News For Massachusetts Attorney General

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has a comfortable lead over her closest challenger for the Democratic nomin...

Republican Could Pose Threat To Dem

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2014 | Politics

BOSTON, July 18 (Reuters) - A Republican former hospital executive has pulled into a statistical tie with Massachusetts' Democratic attorney general...

Massachusetts Democrats To Compete In Gubernatorial Primary

Reuters | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

By Jim Finkle Boston, June 14 (Reuters) - Massachusetts Democrats nominated state Attorney General Martha Coakley, state Treasurer St...

Dem Candidate Asks Feds To Review GOP Opponent's Business Practices

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

A Democrat running to be Massachusetts' governor asked federal securities regulators Thursday to look into an opponents' work with a venture capital f...

More Probes, Oversight (And Dress Codes) for Predatory For-Profit Colleges

David Halperin | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
David Halperin

The for-profit college industry is lobbying furiously to prevent the Obama Administration from issuing a strong "gainful employment" rule that would cut off aid to career training programs that consistently leave students with insurmountable debt.

Martha Coakley Goes On The Attack In Massachusetts Governor's Race

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley, the state attorney general, hit Republican candidate Charlie Baker Monday on the issu...

Reasons to Be Grateful in 2013: The Women in Politics Edition

Barbara Lee | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics
Barbara Lee

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the things for which we're grateful. I try to remember this gratitude all year long, but this week is an especially important time to express it. Here, a handful of the many political women and events most deserving of a hearty "thank you."

Underground Trade Part Seven: Why Human Trafficking is Called Modern Day Slavery

Phillip Martin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Phillip Martin

Human traffickers have picked up where slavery, brutal racial-based penal laws, sharecropping and Jim Crow left off. If that seems far-fetched, just listen to Luis CdeBaca at the U.S. State Department.

Martha Coakley To Run For Governor In Massachusetts: Report

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.16.2013 | Politics

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley is set to announce her candidacy for governor, WCVB and the Boston Globe report. According to the Glo...

Maddow's Mission

D. R. Tucker | Posted 11.04.2013 | Media
D. R. Tucker

Maddow has become for this generation what William F. Buckley Jr. was for a previous generation -- the embodiment of the American public intellectual. Of course, because her politics are the opposite of Buckley's politics, this fact drives the right wing up the wall.

Coakley Reportedly Thinking About Running Again

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, who lost a 2010 U.S. Senate special election to Scott Brown after squandering a large lead, is consider...

Ryan J. Reilly

Massachusetts Was Challenging DOMA Before It Was Cool | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Massachusetts became the first state to file suit against the federal government over the Defense of Marriage Act in 2009, state At...

Underground Trade Part Three: The Business of Trafficking

Phillip Martin | Posted 04.13.2013 | Impact
Phillip Martin

Why would someone fly 8,500 miles and spend $4,000 dollars to pony up to a bar in Pattaya, Thailand? "If they go into Pattaya, it's not because Pattaya has nice beaches," said Somerville, MA., Police Chief Thomas Pasquarello. "It's because it has sex tourism."

Underground Trade Part Two: The Route Through Queens

Phillip Martin | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Phillip Martin

Without ever knowing it, you've driven the same routes, passed the same landmarks and used the same rest stops as today's human trafficking networks that operate from New York to New England.