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Two So-Called Sluts, Two Deaths, Only One Uproar

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Leora Tanenbaum

Two high school girls were relentlessly harassed as "sluts" by their peers in school and committed suicide as a result: Hope Witsell in rural Florida and now Phoebe Prince in South Hadley, MA.

Judge Denies Denies Health Insurers' Injunction: Massachusetts' Block On Rate Hikes Stands

The Boston Globe | Robert Weisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Suffolk Superior Court Judge Stephen E. Neel today denied a request by six health insurers to allow them to implement double-digit premium rate increa...

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...

Massachusetts Governor 2010: Election BREAKING News

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Follow the latest news and discussion about the 2010 Massachusetts Governor's race below. Email TwitterLists2010+MAGov@gmail.com if you know someone ...

What Scott Brown Knew In 2010 and Barack Obama Knew In 2008

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

This past Tuesday night, the politics of positioning beat the politics of branding. As it frequently does. Scott Brown figured it would. As Barack Obama did in 2008.

Bay State Debacle, Part Deux ...

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

Some quick thoughts on last night's race: Strategists on both sides appear detached and out-of-touch in the post-mortem. Some take issue with last nig...

Wall Street Stars Donating Little To Obama

The New York Times | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Wall Street giants that received a financial lifeline from Washington may have no compunction about paying big bonuses to their dealmakers and tra...

Paul Kirk Jr. Kennedys' Pick For Mass. Senate Seat: Confidant

AP | GLEN JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — Massachusetts lawmakers fulfilled Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's dying wish Wednesday, granting the governor the power to appoint an interim ...

Mass. Senate Passes Bill To Allow Interim Senator For Kennedy Seat

AP | GLEN JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — For Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, picking a temporary replacement for the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy isn't just about finding the ...

Hypocrisy in Massachusetts

Sandy Maisel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sandy Maisel

The argument over Kennedy's Massachusetts Senate seat has all of the maturity of a grade school playground fight -- "You did it to me, so I can do it right back!"

Mass. Close To Allowing Senate Appointment To Replace Kennedy

Boston Globe | Matt Viser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Legislative leaders on Beacon Hill believe they have narrow majorities in both chambers to give Governor Deval Patrick the power to appoint an interim...

Sen. Ted Kennedy: A Loss for the Nation Should Not Mean a Loss for Democracy

Rob Richie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Richie

As the nation honors Sen. Kennedy, I trust his former advisers will drop this effort to revise Massachusetts law in pursuit of short-term partisan advantage.

Kennedy, Looking Ahead, Urges That Senate Seat Be Filled Quickly

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Text of a letter from Sen. Edward Kennedy to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick, House Speaker Robert DeLeo and Senate President Therese Murray asking t...

Taking Gun Laws Seriously

Dennis A. Henigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dennis A. Henigan

The gun lobby's refrain, "Guns don't kill people. People kill people" represents a well-disguised fallacy -- one that recently proved surprisingly persuasive to the highest court in Massachusetts, a state long known for its strong gun laws.

Jay-Z: "Every Step You Take, They Remind You, You Ghetto"

Jennifer Donahue | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jennifer Donahue

The problem isn't so much what happened with Crowley and Gates. A greater problem is the divide between famous and easily identifiable people of color and those with no defense.

Mass. Hospital Sues Over Cost Of Universal Health Care

The New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A hospital that serves thousands of indigent Massachusetts residents sued the state on Wednesday, charging that its costly universal health care law i...

Don't Cry For Him Argentina. Governor Sanford Had The Right Idea!

Casey Sherman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Casey Sherman

Unlike Sanford, most of us have families and bosses who count on us to remain anchored at our post each and every day. So this means that all we are left to do is fantasize

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...

Twitter Tells White House: No More Transparency

Ari Herzog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Herzog

Twitter is now contrary to everything the White House is trying to accomplish, let alone any other government agency, business, or individual using Twitter to engage. That's a shame.

Dowd's Snark Shoots Up, Down

Nancy Kruh | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Nancy Kruh

In his book, Snark David Denby describes Maureen Dowd as "essentially sour and without hope," but my evidence, I believe, proves him wrong.

Obama Stuck Between Kennedy, Patrick On Wind Turbines

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's enthusiasm for alternative energy is being buffeted by two political forces on opposite sides of plans to ...

Sarah Palin's Lofty Green Energy Goal For Alaska

Huffington Post | Dave Burdick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The New York Times' Green Inc. blog reports that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is nudging her state to embrace green energy for the future, calling for half...

The Last Time We Vote For Bigotry

Paul Jenkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Jenkins

The time has come to put our votes and our money where our mouth is and no longer tolerate the malleable bigotry of those who profess to be our friends, but also say we are not quite worthy of the same rights.

Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick Hits Miami to Help Americans "Take Back the Country"

John Hood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
John Hood

MIAMI--Pulling up to the North Dade Regional Library in the inner city suburb of Miami Gardens for one of Florida's numerous early voter rallies, the ...