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Baker bill brings much-needed reform to sex-offender law

The law would bring long-overdue changes to the state laws dealing with sexually dangerous people.

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Stephen Miller is the architect of family separation at the border. He must go.

Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen may be the face of the manufactured humanitarian disaster, but Miller is the brains.

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SJC decision should prompt deal on Beacon Hill

That “grand bargain”? It’s time to strike it.

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Reentry programs turn lives around. Beacon Hill should fund them

House and Senate lawmakers deep in budget negotiations should sign off on a measure, already approved by the House, that would funnel $3 million into halfway houses.

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New England Patriots show their patriotism

Three Patriots are scheduled to moderate a June 19 event to address social justice issues.

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Modest immigration reforms in Mass. could send a powerful message

Two provisions in a budget amendment do not make Massachusetts a “sanctuary state,” contrary to the characterization of opponents.

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The pipe dream to help Dreamers

The Republican House members who had been pushing for a common-sense, humane immigration plan have caved to House leadership and the Trump administration.

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Here’s the commencement speech that Sheryl Sandberg should have given

In an alternative universe, Facebook’s chief operating officer could have told MIT’s Class of 2018 that the social media giant intends to abide by laws that give American workers a fair shot.

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Audubon Society looks beyond the controversy, supports carbon capture

When a legendary environmental group like the Audubon Society joins a coalition to support “carbon capture,” it’s worth looking behind the controversy.

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Trump nailed the stagecraft in Singapore, but where’s the substance?

One thing is clear: President Trump has altered the nature of the US relationship with North Korea.

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Breaking up families at the border is cruel and un-American

President Trump’s new “zero tolerance” policy at the border is taking a cruel toll.

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Another Trump casualty: the presidential AIDS council

While AIDS is now viewed as a chronic, but manageable disease, continued administration inaction could have dire consequences.

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Senators Angus King and Susan Collins unite to help newspapers

Maine’s senators hope to deter Donald Trump from his newsprint tariffs.

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Sobering news on spiking suicide rates reveal a public health crisis that cannot be ignored

Suicide rates spiked significantly in 44 states between 1999 and 2016, with significant increases in Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire.

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Current recycling crisis is not all China’s fault

Some of the same waste management companies that fought the bottle bill are not living up to their end of the bargain.

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Assault on judicial independence is slipperiest of slopes

Talk of impeaching one judge and disparaging the system is nothing short of an assault on judicial independence.

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Home energy audits can prevent sticker shock for home buyers

Why not provide an energy scorecard for the largest purchase most people make: a home.

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Secretive detention centers have no place in the US

If a US senator can’t get a peek inside, what is the federal government hiding?

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No more delay: Pass distracted-driving bill

Texting and dialing while behind the wheel has become epidemic, and most agree that it’s time to clamp down.

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Retiring more nuclear plants could hurt Mass. climate goals

Most of the state’s zero-carbon electricity comes from nuclear power, but the industry is endangered.

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Longfellow is a mighty good bridge

The rehabilitation of the Longfellow Bridge ensures that future generations can enjoy a landmark that’s graced the skyline for the last century.

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Summer weekend pass may boost ridership on MBTA commuter rail

Considering the price of parking in Boston — plus the frustrating traffic jams in and out of the city — the MBTA’s commuter rail summer pass is an appealing offer.

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How Mass. could disrupt Lyme disease research

Lyme disease, first recognized in Connecticut in 1977, has spread to become a full-blown public health crisis in Massachusetts.

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Puerto Rico and Maria, an American tragedy

It’s scandalous when a government gets the facts so drastically wrong.

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Sports betting? College athletes are vulnerable

Colleges and universities, whose athletes work unpaid, need to pay attention to the Supreme Court decision striking down federal restrictions on sports betting.