Political Headlines - August 20, 2013

  • High cost of political exclusion: Contributing columnist Tom Keane writes that the state's ethics rules need to be changed to help ensure a political class that is representative of the public.
  • Bring back 'happy hour': In a state where we'll soon be able to receive marijuana prescriptions, we still can't have after-work drink specials? Columnist Farah Stockman writes why the happy hour ban doesn't necessarily save lives.
  • AG takes steps against human trafficking: Mass. took another step Monday in its crackdown on human trafficking with a new set of recommendations presented by the Attorney General to the Legislature. Correspondent Alyssa Botelho details.