Opinion | Elizabeth Warren

Even after Equifax and Wells Fargo, Republicans are still siding with big financial institutions

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. and other Senate Democrats, from left, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto, D-Nev., Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., and Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., discuss consumer protections in the wake of a massive data breach at Equifax and a scandal at Wells Fargo, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Executives for both Wells Fargo and Equifax will testify in Senate committees next week. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Bank lobbyists hate this new rule, and they’re pushing Congress hard to reverse it.

Opinion | Barbara Madeloni

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Governor Baker should fire Paul Sagan for making illegal anonymous contributions to Yes on 2.

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

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Only once in our history have those closest to a president judged him, in effect, incapacitated.

Opinion | Niall Ferguson

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Imperceptibly, the foundations of the Republic have corroded.

Opinion | Chelsea Clinton

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Students are launching and expanding projects to address the difficult issues facing their generation.

“It would be a mistake for President Trump to decertify the Iran nuclear deal,” said Ehud Barak, the former Israeli prime minister and defense minister. Above: Barak with then-Pentagon chief Leon Panetta in 2012.

Opinion | George J. Mitchell

Israeli experts defend the Iran nuclear deal

Many who have served in senior positions in Israel’s defense establishment are at odds with Benjamin Netanyahu’s stance.

Alex Beam

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Not everyone who fought for the South was either a slaveholder or a racist.


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Like it or not, NAFTA is here. It’s part of our economic life. And abandoning it suddenly would come with a cost.


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The high number of opt-out municipalities is hardly the only growing pain in the nascent Massachusetts pot industry.

Renée Graham

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Donald Trump is just the latest president to use a black woman to score cheap political points.

Ideas | Mark Peters

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A pop-up event can make consumers feel like they’re making memories rather than just spending money.

opinion | julian agyeman and Matthew Claudel

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Efforts should be marshaled to foster social inclusion and cities that are livable for all.

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

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Idealists feel instinctive sympathy for these movements. They should not.


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Puerto Rico’s plight remains dire.


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The 2020 Census is at risk — and that’s a threat to democracy.

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Ideas | Livia Gershon

Lucy in the sky with doctors

Marijuana went medical, then mainstream. Are psychedelics next?

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UMass Lowell is already leading in tech education

“UMass Lowell graduates are sought by industry, thanks to co-ops, internships, and research opportunities.” — Chancellor Jacqueline F. Moloney


Is there no room for arts and culture in the box?

“I was disappointed by the absence of any reference to arts and culture, whether as a challenge or an opportunity, or simply as speculation.” — Ron Mallis


A better sales pitch would have accentuated the positive

“If the Globe really wants Amazon to choose Boston, you should be highlighting all the positives the city can offer, not playing up the negatives.” — Matthew Collins


Cost concerns, nostalgia are not reason enough to boost building with wood

“There’s no substitute for the strength provided by concrete and steel-framing.” — Craig Dauphinais

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The charming evanescence of the pop-up

A pop-up event can make consumers feel like they’re making memories rather than just spending money.


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