Opinion | Alan Wirzbicki

Playing it safe with the new BPS superintendent?

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Marie Izquierdo should be the front-runner. The fact that she’s not says a lot about the city and Mayor Marty Walsh.

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Some of William Barr’s responses didn’t even pass the laugh test.

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The president cannot pick and choose the laws he chooses to abide by. Democrats must begin impeachment proceedings.

Opinion | Margery Eagan

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What’s the point of their speaking tour? To spin themselves.

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Two Reuters reporters and Jamal Khashoggi among ‘10 Most Urgent’ list of press freedom cases

The One Free Press Coalition every month spotlights the “10 Most Urgent” journalists who press freedoms are under threat worldwide.

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It feels as though Democrats are losing sight of the greenest, tallest tree for the broader public-policy forest.

Editorial

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/03/20/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/RinaldiDCFDay102.jpg Thinking big on DCF reforms

Charlie Baker can point to improvements at the Department of Children and Families, but he’s far from achieving systemic reforms.

OPINION | STAN ROSENBERG

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We need to do better by our foster children.

Renée Graham

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When black women vote, we are our own saviors. We aren’t maids charged with cleaning up America’s political messes.

Opinion | Michael Stein and Jon Kingsdale

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The alternative to the proposal is adequate funding of the Affordable Care Act.

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Letters

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“Reducing the occurrence of painful workplace injuries and illnesses will reduce opioid addiction commensurately.”

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Diplomats endangered species under Trump

Politicization of State Department exposed as impeachment inquiry picks up speed on Capitol Hill.

Opinion | Laurence H. Tribe and Ron Fein

‘Sheriff Joe’ is back in court. The impeachment inquiry should pay attention

The arguments in Joe Arpaio’s case should remind us that the Constitution is too important to leave only to the courts.

Renée Graham

Trump does not have a ‘problematic’ view of people of color. He’s a racist

Problematic is the go-to expression to describe whatever contemptible behavior or comment Donald Trump is inflicting on the nation. Yet every time his actions are described with this word, it lessens the exacting toll of this man’s corrosive conduct.

SCOT LEHIGH

Senator Warren needs some serious policy repairs

On an issue as significant as health care, vague assurances aren’t enough. And this election is too crucial to mess up with an easily avoidable mistake.

From Globe Ideas

Ideas | Flynn Coleman

Are we modeling AI on the wrong brain?

Much like humans had to first let go of having to fly exactly like birds fly in order to crack the code of flight, we must now look beyond the widely held belief that the human mind is singular and unique as an intellectual model.

Big Data: The tenure of a Supreme Court justice

How long does a justice on the high court serve, on average?

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