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Adrian Walker

Walker is a columnist for the Metro section. He provides commentary and opinion on local and regional news as well as society and culture. Walker started as a Metro columnist in 1998. His column appears Mondays and Fridays.

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Why do some neighborhoods provide greater economic opportunity?

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A group of economists have released an unprecedented neighborhood-by-neighborhood look at upward mobility in America.

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Is a governor’s race finally about to break out? Time is running short

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If this race is ever going to gain any traction, the moment is right now.

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Susan Collins, never a maverick, fell right into line. Why did anyone expect otherwise?

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Senator Susan Collins spoke passionately about lessening divisions. But her vote is likely to have the opposite effect.

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Time to open up the state’s ‘Secret Courts’ — or end them completely

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According to a Globe Spotlight report, thousands of cases in Mass. are decided behind closed doors in proceedings conducted by clerk magistrates. That archaic system must be reformed.