Trump defends tax plan, proclaims economy set ‘to rock’


President Trump on Saturday defended the Republican tax cut as a good deal for the middle class.

// For GOP, tax bill’s most visible win may be averting failure

Even if Republicans are correct that tax cuts for business and the wealthy bolster the economy, it can take time for obvious results to show.

// Senator Gillibrand’s star shines as nation unites behind her cause

Gillibrand has assumed her place at the head table of the Democrats’ anti-Trump movement. The reason is simple.

Former WCVB news anchor Heather Unruh spoke out about sexism in the workplace and abuse by the powerful.

Bostonians of the Year

Heather Unruh names the problems

On two of the year’s biggest issues, the former TV news anchor argued forcefully for justice and accountability.

Five of the teens — Jonah Muniz, Lorrie Pearson, Shayne Clinton, Ayub Tahlil, and Edelind Peguero — outside the Youth Community Development Center in Jamaica Plain.

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The Sleuths

Teen activists uncover forgotten TD Garden fund-raiser promise

Once upon a time, TD Garden’s owners promised to host three fund-raisers for the community. Everyone forgot about it until six teens from Hyde Square Task Force started digging.

// CDC gets list of forbidden words: fetus, transgender, diversity

Policy analysts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta were told of the list of forbidden words at a meeting Thursday with senior CDC officials who oversee the budget.

// Light snow expected Saturday in Western Mass. and Sunday night in Boston area

Areas in Central and Western Massahusetts may see a dusting of snow today. About an inch of snow is expected in the Boston area Sunday night into Monday morning.

Ideas | Thanassis Cambanis

// Saudi Arabia’s dangerous gamble

Saudi Arabia’s newest leader is throwing his weight around, but what if his country can’t be reformed?

Starts & Stops

// T celebrates progress — even if passengers don’t feel it

Can the T really claim to be a turnaround if riders still find the system unreliable?

// Mario Batali gives holiday recipe in same e-mail as apology

The celebrity chef has issued an apology for his sexual misconduct against women, but he confounded some by ending his message with a recipe.

A better Boston? The choice is ours

It’s been more than 40 years since our national image on race was defined by the school busing crisis — years of halting progress, steps forward and back. It is high time to break that pattern.

// The story of the only black man in a photo at a Red Sox game

Kenyatta Savage found himself featured on the front page of the Boston Globe as part of a story about racism in Boston.

FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2015, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, left, speaks with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger before an NFL football game in Foxborough, Mass. So while Sunday's contest at Heinz Field will almost certainly decide the top seed in the AFC, it's not exactly Ali-Frazier, two undefeated heavyweights facing off, even with Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger on hand. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

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An ode to Brady vs. Roethlisberger

This Patriots-Steelers matchup is a reason to stop and appreciate how long and how well each has played QB for his franchise.


// The reach and influence of Jack Parker

USA Hockey honored the depth and breadth of Parker’s work by inducting him into the US Hockey Hall of Fame.

// Former BC hockey coach Len Ceglarski dead at 91

An Olympic silver medalist and member of BC’s 1949 national championship team, Ceglarski coached the Eagles to 419 victories.

Kevin Paul Dupont | On Second Thought

// This Detroit café keeps feather bowling rolling

Feather bowling is a blend of bocce, curling, and horseshoes.

// 10 festive holiday activities for you and the kids

Need family-friendly ideas this holiday season? Look no further.

// Boston Globe 2017 Fall All-Scholastics teams

See a sport-by-sport rundown of the players of the year and top performers from the recently completed season.


// Matt Damon faces backlash after saying there’s a ‘spectrum’ when it comes to allegations of sexual misconduct

Alyssa Milano said Damon’s “spectrum” is like cancer — there are different stages of cancer, and some are more treatable than others. But it’s all cancer.

(FILES) This file photo taken on April 23, 2015 shows the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia outside Washington, DC in this aerial photograph. The Pentagon on December 7, 2017 warned of possible weapons delays and other military ramifications if the government shuts down over a budget deal impasse or passes a stop-gap spending bill to avert it. The US government is facing the looming prospect of shutting down as Republicans and Democrats wrangle over federal spending. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

The Pentagon was investigating UFOs — and maybe it still is

The Department of Defense had a program to look into Unidentified Flying Objects that ended in 2012, funded largely at the request of Senator Harry Reid. And maybe it’s still going on.

// The Season Ticket podcast

Guest host Chad Finn chats with NFL analyst and former Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Bill Cowher.

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Opinion & Ideas


// Resources for victims of sexual misconduct

Victims of sexual misconduct are sometimes at a loss about where to turn for help — and that can hurt at a time when they most need aid or advice.


// Truth and Consequences

Opinion columnist Michael Cohen takes a candid and no-holds-barred look at the current political moment. Sign up now.

Special reports

Magazine | A nonfiction novella

//[1].jpg He put BSO on the map — then landed in a world of trouble

One hundred years ago, one of the world’s top conductors was ensnared in a scandal involving patriotism and sex. It almost toppled Boston’s famed orchestra.

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// In wake of #MeToo, a new spotlight on harassment in biomedical science

Dr. Reshma Jagsi published a survey last year on harassment in the lab, and has found her research has gotten a second life.