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Beacon Hill can reform secret court hearings, and it should

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Two bills before the Legislature could reform clerk-magistrate hearing system of “secret courts.”

JOAN VENNOCHI

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Is Cardinal Sean O’Malley trying to rescue the pope — or replace him?

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Defrocking a cardinal for sexual abuse is a big deal. But true reform will come when the Catholic Church has policies that apply to everyone.

Opinion | Francesco C. Cesareo

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The bishops have continually ignored the advice and counsel of laity in addressing the sexual abuse crisis.

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Lesley Becker/Globe Staff; Adobe

Opinion | Jesse M. Fried and Charles C.Y. Wang

Senators take aim at the buyback boogeyman

Legislation could threaten not only the capital markets but the workers and communities the senators claim to care about.

JEFF JACOBY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/19/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/0-6520.jpg Voter ID laws aren’t worth fighting over

A sweeping new study finds no evidence that requiring voters to show ID before voting suppresses minority turnout.

Renée Graham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/19/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Graham%20(2)-6538.jpg Yes, Kamala Harris is ‘black enough’

Here we are — again — embroiled in another pointless debate about who is and isn’t black enough.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/15/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Advance/Images/Clipboard-0274.jpg Beer gardens face a stealth attack on Beacon Hill

South Boston senator Nick Collins has made a strange alliance and risks a City Hall rift to get his way on seasonal licenses for these popular outdoor taps.

Opinion | Michael D’Antonio

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Trump’s biographer says the president indulges in projection because he thinks he should be better than he is.Trump indulges in projection because he thinks he should be better than he is.

Letters

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/08/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/001fcf5b-e049-4ddf-9f8c-e28c555ba737.jpg Next Partners chief needs to repair hospital chain’s partnership with Harvard

“It is time for Partners to realize that its hospitals are affiliates of Harvard Medical School and not the reverse.”

Dan Wasserman

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/02/19/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/WassermanTease-6531.jpg The Trump emergency meltdown

There’s a national emergency in the United States, it’s just not the one President Trump announced.

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Lesley Becker/Globe Staff; Adobe

Opinion | Bernard-Henri Lévy

The real national emergency

The United States is focused on an invented Latin American peril rather than the fact that it is being duped by scheming autocrats.

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Next Partners chief needs to repair hospital chain’s partnership with Harvard

“It is time for Partners to realize that its hospitals are affiliates of Harvard Medical School and not the reverse.”

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Envisioning a path from a city hall to the Oval Office

Could a mayor be the next president? It depends, readers say, on the campaign and on which mayor.

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Amazon’s exit is NYC’s loss (take note, Senator Warren)

“Senator Warren’s comments on Amazon’s decision to abandon its plans [in New York] were exceedingly unreasoned and inconsistent with the facts.”

Opinion | Jesse M. Fried and Charles C.Y. Wang

Senators take aim at the buyback boogeyman

Legislation could threaten not only the capital markets but the workers and communities the senators claim to care about.

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Ideas | Tina Cassidy

White women skewing conservative is a decades-long trend, but their power may be waning

For 100 years, the predominantly male political machine has been wrestling with that question. Now, women may finally get to answer it themselves.

Ideas | Aimee Ortiz

Why the FBI investigated Isaac Asimov

Scientists know things. Important things. And for years, that’s terrified the FBI.

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