MetroWest Daily News: Washington’s response to the opioid crisis

The opioid addiction epidemic is a crisis not just here in Massachusetts but across the country, and the federal government has a big role to play in addressing it. Fortunately, the crisis is producing something unusual in Congress: bipartisanship. One positive sign is the letter sent this week by two senators who don’t often see […] More »

Huffington Post: Refueling America’s Research

When is the last time basic science research touched your life? If you’re using a cellphone or the Internet, drinking clean water, using public transportation, or receiving medical care, for example, then the answer is “right now”! Wherever you look, from health care to consumer goods, wireless communication to transportation, food to national security, we […] More »

It’s time to stem the tide of climate change

Climate deniers in Congress want to muddy the political debate in Washington, but the science is crystal clear: Our planet is getting warmer. And humans are to blame. Yet Republicans in Congress continue to enable the biggest polluters out there — Big Oil and Dirty Coal — through massive tax subsidies and corporate loopholes. Climate […] More »

Confirm Loretta Lynch

President Obama nominated Loretta Lynch to be our next Attorney General on November 8, 2014. For more than 150 days, Ms. Lynch has been waiting for a confirmation vote — a vote that Republican Senate Leader McConnell seems eager to avoid. Senator McConnell needs to schedule a vote on Loretta Lynch without further delay — […] More »