“Confidential Health Care?” or Secret Abortions?

The state senate is scheduled for a potential vote this week on SB 591 regarding encouraging children and spouses to keep important health care decisions from their families. Dubbed an Act Relative to “Confidential Healthcare” this legislation would change the law regarding explanations of benefits forms health insurance policy holders receive, and exempt abortions, birth control, or sex-reassignment activities from…

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Sanctuary State Bills Die

Congratulations! You did it! Your emails, phone calls, on online petition signing worked! We learned last night that the “[Un]Safe” Communities Act (aka the Sanctuary State bill) has not advanced in committee. It has been “sent to study,” rather than receiving a favorable report, which means it would be very unlikely for it to come up for a vote. This…

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“It’s an emergency”

It’s an Emergency!? Yes, apparently, it was, if you believe the majority of our state legislature—they included an “Emergency Preamble” to the legislation raising their own pay, so when they overrode the Governor’s veto of the enormous payraises, the legislation took effect immediately, instead during the ordinary timeline for a newly passed piece of legislation. Today is the one-year anniversary…

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Join Pioneer for Special Film Screenings of “Big Sacrifices, Big Dreams”

We hope you’ll join Pioneer Institute next week during Catholic Schools week for a screening of “Big Sacrifices, Big Dreams,” a new documentary about our education system. “Big Sacrifices, Big Dreams” profiles four American families, two of which are from Massachusetts. Their pursuit of educational opportunity is impeded by so-called Blaine Amendments, which prohibit state money from supporting families sending…

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The Conversation, Episode 3 — Amateur Hour With Darius Mitchell. Guest-Starring Rachel Miselman

Update: I’ll be the first to say it: This was a garbage interview. The volume levels between me and Darius are wildly disparate. At times you can hear me struggling to weave some meaning out of the seemingly aimless discussion. Awkward pauses punctuated by the chirp of Darius’s smoke alarm. However… I had fun. And I especially enjoyed the running…

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The Conversation, Episode 2 – There Hugo Again

As any of the useless apparatchiks of the Mass GOP would glibly tell you, John Hugo’s campaign to replace the 5th congressional district’s Congresswoman Kathrine Clark looks like a lost cause. For frame of reference: Not one of the 24 municipalities in the 5th district went to Trump, and in most of them he didn’t even come close. In Cambridge,…

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