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Convicted felon Sal DiMasi should not be a Beacon Hill lobbyist

The loophole would allow former House speaker Sal DiMasi, a convicted felon, to act as a lobbyist on Beacon Hill.

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How a ‘moonshot’ came to symbolize the potential of government

The moon landing gave politicians, policy advocates, and ordinary people a new way to talk about the astonishing potential of the federal government to change the world.

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Domestic workers deserve labor protections

An overdue federal law would grant basic labor protections for this widely exploited workforce.

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Children with mental illness need an advocate

An ombudsman could continue to prod the bureaucracy even if Baker administration shakes Rosie D. case court oversight.

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A racist blast from the White House exposes the reality of Donald Trump

President Trump’s racist rant about four US congresswomen was an outrage, even by his standards.

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Mass. DOC is making a mockery of new solitary confinement regulations

The state Department of Correction is making an end run around news regulations on solitary confinement.

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Body-cam bill is bad for public transparency

The proposal would restrict disclosure of police body camera video.

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Let’s rein in the CBD gold rush

Hemp-derived CBD is legal. But is it effective? And is it safe?

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Time for Staties to share the road in Seaport

A thriving new neighborhood cries out for a police force that knows its community, not just its roads.

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Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta must go

The labor secretary’s previous handling of the Jeffrey Epstein sex-trafficking case show him unfit to run a department charged with oversight of that crime.

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Rachael Rollins delivers on a campaign promise

In the face of criticism of her progressive agenda, the Suffolk DA should refine her approach, not abandon it.

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State budgeteers get a warning shot

Beacon Hill should feel the summertime heat from Moody’s as one of only two states in the nation without a 2020 budget.

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The MBTA says it has enough money. Now it has to figure out how to spend it faster

By the time the T completes its 15-year plan to achieve a “state of good repair,” some commuters will be ready for The Ride.

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The Baker administration had an important opportunity to help poor children — it passed

Housing vouchers could, and should, open up better-off communities.

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Drownings: A preventable tragedy that haunts summer

Drowning is the second-biggest cause of injury-related death for children, after car accidents.

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Scooters are a smart amenity — in need of smart policy

Scooter-sharing could be a great new urban amenity — if regulated by smart public policy.

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Continental Congress declares the United Colonies free and independent states

Prudence will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes. But. . .

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With rights in peril, Mass. needs abortion law update

Passage of the ROE Act would relieve unnecessary burdens for girls and women who want to exercise their reproductive rights in the state where they live.

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Driver’s licenses are a safety tool. Let’s treat them that way.

Massachusetts lawmakers should seize the national momentum to allow everyone — regardless of their immigration status — to get trained and licensed to drive.

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State should tweak price cap on offshore wind

The current law discourages competition and, ultimately, hurts ratepayers.

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Maximum pressure has been a failure

We are seeing the folly of a foreign policy built on absolutism, sanctions, and bullying.

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Cadet program is a first step in diversity at Boston Fire Department

Now comes the hard part: getting from promise to program, and then to real change.

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Here’s why you should care about the Supreme Court’s ruling on the census citizenship question

The Supreme Court has ruled against the Trump administration by rejecting a citizenship census question — for now.

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The migrant crisis: Yes, you can help

There are concrete actions indignant Americans can pursue to make a difference here and now.

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MIAA needs push into 21st century

Financial woes are only part of the problem for the organization that has long ruled school sports in Massachusetts.