Cong. Lori Trahan: up close and personable

Newly elected Massachusetts 3rd district Congresswoman Lori Trahan has a warm smile and comes across as intelligent, charming, and poised.  As a former chief of staff to Congressman Marty Meehan, Trahan also brings a dimension of Capitol Hill experience not typical of your usual breathless freshman Congressperson.  She spoke yesterday for the first time to …

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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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