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Barney Frank

Barney Frank
Barney Frank has been in Congress since 1981. He represents the 4th District of Massachusetts. Barney Frank is the chairman of the Financial Services Committee. Previously, he was a Massachusetts state representative and an assistant to the mayor of Boston. He has also taught at several Boston-area universities.
Barney Frank has been in Congress since 1981. He represents the 4th District of Massachusetts. Barney Frank is the chairman of the Financial Services Committee. Previously, he was a Massachusetts state representative and an assistant to the mayor of Boston. He has also taught at several Boston-area universities. « Show less

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  • The new law that would outlaw LGBT discrimination everywhere

    WASHINGTON For 20 years, LGBT advocates have tried, unsuccessfully, to block companies in the U.S. from firing workers for being gay. The federal Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, was introduced in 1994 by Massachusetts Democrats Ted Kennedy in the Senate and Gerry Studds in the House. It was reintroduced in almost every congressional session and finally made it through the House in 2007, but wasn't debated in the Senate that year because of disagreement among Democrats over whether to include transgender as well as gay employees. In 2013 a version passed the Senate, which was Democratic-controlled, only to die in the Republican-controlled House.
  • Female same-sex nuptials far outnumber male in Massachusetts

    As the U.S. Supreme Court ponders the future of same-sex marriage, the nine justices could consider the experience in Massachusetts, the state with the longest-running real-world test of what happens when gay couples are allowed to tie the knot. The...

    End War on Drugs

    End War on Drugs
        My column today is about the reasons why state Rep. Matt Baker, R-Tioga, intends to block consideration of a medical marijuana bill in Pennsylvania by burying it in the House Health Committee, where he's chairman.     Since the column focused mostly...

    The Clintons lower the bar -- again

    I once had a boss who gave me some great advice, not just for managing people but for judging politicians: You forgive mistakes; you punish patterns. Everybody screws up. But if someone won't learn from his mistakes and try to correct his behavior, then...

    The Clintons lower the bar -- again

    The Clintons lower the bar -- again
        I once had a boss who gave me some great advice, not just for managing people but for judging politicians: You forgive mistakes; you punish patterns. Everybody screws up. But if someone won't learn from his mistakes and try to correct his...