Boston Globe Op-Ed: US must take the lead on Pope Francis’ call on climate change

When Pope Francis releases his historic environmental encyclical this week, he will be preaching to the world, but the world will be looking to the United States to lead. The pope will deliver a practical message: Mankind created this problem of climate change, and now mankind must fix it. And as one of the world’s top emitters of the pollution that’s warming our planet, America has the moral obligation to act. More »

SouthCoast Today: Sen. Ed Markey wants Internet ‘erase button’ for kids

U.S. Sen. Edward Markey wants web sites to come with an “erase button” that parents can use to scrub personal information about their children from the Internet. The proposal is one of several updates that the Massachusetts Democrat says are needed to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, which he authored as a House member. “The Internet […] More »

USA Today: Collision-avoidance could be part of car ratings

Legislation being proposed in the U.S. House and Senate today would require federal auto regulators to include information about collision-avoidance systems in their new car safety ratings. The legislation is being proposed by U.S. Sens. Dean Heller, R-Nev., and Ed Markey, D-Mass., and U.S. Reps. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., and Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore. It comes just […] More »

Demand insurance companies follow the law

The Affordable Care Act was a huge victory in the fight to expand reproductive health services for women. Health insurance companies are now required by law to provide reproductive health care — like birth control — at little to no out-of-pocket cost. But according to recent studies, some insurance companies are ignoring that requirement. We […] More »