Editorial

Defendants’ rights at risk in fentanyl fears

Although initially driven by prescription drugs, most opioid deaths now involve illicit drugs, including heroin and fentanyl.

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A few incidents with first responders have triggered overly cautious policy in Massachusetts courtrooms.

JOAN VENNOCHI

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Is Joseph Kennedy III the Democrat who can win the future? Or do these times call for someone edgier?

Opinion | Jessica Lander

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From all around the world, refugees and immigrants still come to the USA, hoping for a better life.

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

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In this divisive time, Trump’s myopic and soulless view of America has the floor.

Alex Beam

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The world is a better place? I don’t think so.

Editorial

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The compromise agreement reached between the AG and the Berkshire Museum isn’t perfect, but it will save the museum.

Opinion | Margery Eagan

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Are they really watching as much porn as media stories claim?

JEFF JACOBY

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The story of the 21st president is a story of redemption — of a sleazy insider who governed honestly, putting country ahead of party and turning his back on corruption.

Ideas | Thanassis Cambanis

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A close look at some of the most dangerous spots in the world suggests that the United States would do far better if it embraced limbo.

Ideas | Con Chapman

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Male water spirits are as old as the Greek myths. Now they’re back.

Ideas | S.I. Rosenbaum

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The more inclusive the Potterverse gets, the less believable it is.

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

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Governments do no service to their people by protecting them from the reality of their past.

Renée Graham

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President Trump said he’s “totally opposed” to domestic violence. His policies say otherwise.

Editorial

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Lawrence Bacow, Harvard’s next president, will need to reengage the university both globally and locally.

Ideas

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Evening rush hour in pouring rain. How can things get worse?

Ideas | Adam Bessie and Jason Novak

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If despots had their way, we’d be competing in a much different set of events.

Ideas | Sage Stossel

Questionable marketing moves that we could soon see — but probably won’t

Inspired by recent news developments. Who knows what the marketing team has up its sleeve?

Brainiac

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Salon is experimenting with a solution to online ad blockers.

Brainiac

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The CDC found that people in households with guns were 2.7 times more likely to become homicide victims.

Brainiac

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In this week’s issue: Prejudice, synonyms, and narcissism.

Brainiac

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The labor movement offers up a new electoral tactic.

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Editorial

Defendants’ rights at risk in fentanyl fears

A few incidents with first responders have triggered overly cautious policy in Massachusetts courtrooms.

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

Trump’s destructive plan to stop immigration

In this divisive time, Trump’s myopic and soulless view of America has the floor.

Opinion | Linda J. Bilmes

Trump is breaking the environment beyond repair

Decades of painstaking work to balance ecological needs with local economies are being wiped away.

Letters

Red Auerbach, in fact, is a role model worth noting

“Auerbach is a model for not only how the [police] department but how the whole city should function to bring out the best in all of us.”

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Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

Nations built on lies

Governments do no service to their people by protecting them from the reality of their past.

Ideas | Con Chapman

The return of the mermen

Male water spirits are as old as the Greek myths. Now they’re back.

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