Military moves (slowly) on sexual assault

Reports of rape and sexual assault were up 50 percent last year, according to a Pentagon study released on Thursday.  What's unclear is whether that reflects more reporting or more assaults.  And what of the record in bringing justice to victims (of both sexes, by the way)? Recently, the U. S. Navy  reassigned a Blue Angels …

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Niki Tsongas builds bipartisanship, one small step at a time

Three-term 5th district Congresswoman Niki Tsongas marches to a slightly different drummer than her colleague Mike Capuano, the subject of yesterday's blog posting.  Her rhythm is not a march exactly, more a step-by-step piecing together of small scale bipartisan initiatives in an environment in which bipartisanship is an unnatural act. Tsongas knows that, as one individual,  she …

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