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Journalists are not the enemy

A central pillar of President Trump’s politics is a sustained assault on the free press. Journalists are not classified as fellow Americans, but rather “the enemy of the people.”

Opinion | Alan M. Dershowitz

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Some descendants of immigrants are now trying to close the door to broad legal immigration.


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With fall around the corner, the City of Boston is leaving parents in the dark about its plans for the city’s schools.


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The Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls should be more forthcoming about the cost of their agendas.

Opinion | Marvin Kalb

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Shortly after his inauguration, President Trump launched a brutal war against the press. He now appears to be winning it.

Renée Graham

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For many of us trying to find our way in a nation too often hostile to our race and gender, Aretha was a guiding light.

Michael A. Cohen

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Newspapers across the country have rallied to affirm the democratic value of a free press.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/14/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/1013394576.jpg Chris Collins’ indictment is a wake-up call for reform of House rules

Collins’ arrest exposes a gaping hole in the ethics guidelines in the House of Representatives.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/14/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/jacoby-4970.jpg San Francisco employees eat at work. City Hall wants to punish them

Two San Francisco legislators want to force workers to go out to lunch. Seriously.

Opinion | Jeff Sessions

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The US attorney general outlines Operation SOS, his plan to prosecute synthetic opioid trafficking.

Opinion | Juliette Kayyem

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Marina Hierl, the first woman to lead a Marine infantry platoon, is the latest in a line of trailblazing military women.

Opinion | Christopher Weyant

An admonition from the president

Donald Trump is concerned about what he sees in the media.

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Answers on State Police raise more questions

Readers respond to the ongoing charges of corruption at the State Police.


The benefits and drawbacks of ranked-choice voting

Any system of voting will inevitably raise some concerns with how accurately it translates voters’ desires in an actual election.” — Michael E. Malamut


The flaws of the Electoral College are in its origin

“States with large slave populations lobbied to have those slaves count toward their allocation of seats in the House, even though these slaves would never cast a vote.” — Richard McIntosh


Put pressure on producers to limit our mountains of plastic waste

“The only answer is regulation of plastic packaging (and other materials) so that the true cost of disposal or recycling is included in the cost of the product.” — Janet Watson

From Globe Ideas

Ideas | Juan Miró and Edmund Gordon

For universities, diversity is atonement for past sins

Diversity in higher education is part of making amends for historical complicity with systemic racism.

Ideas | Beth Wolfensberger Singer

A wish to right some wrongs

Cartoonist Beth Wolfensberger Singer envisions school-supply solutions to a thorny problem.

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