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Gina Haspel followed orders. That’s the problem

Clockwise from left: John Yoo, George Tenet, George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice, Gina Haspel

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Congress should demand more details about Gina Haspel’s role in the CIA’s torture program.

JOAN VENNOCHI

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Beyond legal accountability, there’s something called moral accountability. That’s what Baker owes to the students of Mount Ida College.

Opinion | Mickey Edwards

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On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments on the travel ban’s newest version.

JEFF JACOBY

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If President Trump intends to be the deregulator in chief, his work is just beginning.

EDITORIAL

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Travis Reinking, the Nashville shooter, was allowed to decide who could keep his guns.

Michael A. Cohen

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According to this study, white Americans felt under siege by engines of change.

Opinion | Diane Hessan

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Can Massachusetts gear some of its tech power to solving civic problems like transportation and the opioid crisis?

SCOT LEHIGH

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President Trump’s comments on Iran are bluster pressed into service as ad hoc foreign policy.

Renée Graham

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Don’t be ashamed of your white privilege. Use it to expose injustice and work to make things better.

Editorial

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Nothing quite like Trump v. Hawaii has come before the court before — because no president has so readily tweeted his bigoted motives.

Dan Wasserman

Mick Mulvaney’s new name for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Cartoonist Dan Wasserman takes on the acting director’s latest change at the agency.

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