EDITORIAL

Trump’s cruel, unnecessary transgender ban

Paratroopers drop out of a US Air Force Hercules during the “Swift Response 17” joint airborne military exercise.

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President Trump’s decision on transgender service members looks like an ugly appeal to shore up his base, and chip away another piece of President Obama’s legacy.

Opinion | Alison Bateman-House and Ameet Sarpatwari

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One senator is threatening delay of FDA funding to force adoption of a policy that would take us back in time.

Opinion | Kathleen Hirsch

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My friend, and now our ailing senator, bring me back to sanity.

JOAN VENNOCHI

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When it comes to access to medical care, it’s gut check time in America — even in Massachusetts, the cradle of health care reform.

Editorial

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The measure would allow family members to seek court orders taking guns from potentially violent people before they cause harm.

Opinion | Andrew Bacevich

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Two problems regarding the proposal stand out: the war’s actual purpose, and when exactly it began.

Renée Graham

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The attorney general is marching toward the abyss, but he never saw it coming.

Michael A. Cohen

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And it’s only Tuesday.

JEFF JACOBY

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Is research funded by Big Alcohol inherently biased? Not if it’s done right.

Opinion | John P. Holdren

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It would create a sense of continuing uncertainty about the science of climate change.

Opinion | Gina Mantica

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Imagine a United States where cabinet members are scientists.

Ward Sutton

Trumpflakes: A brief history

“No one has ever been treated as badly or unfairly!”

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From Globe Opinion

Opinion | Kathleen Hirsch

Cancer brings it home

My friend, and now our ailing senator, bring me back to sanity.

Opinion | Alison Bateman-House and Ameet Sarpatwari

Don’t limit the powers of the FDA

One senator is threatening delay of FDA funding to force adoption of a policy that would take us back in time.

Letters

People of Northfield have message for Weymouth in gas facility battle

“I am glad to see the state stepping into an active role of hearing citizens and advocating for their health and safety.” — Julia Blyth

Letters

McCain can’t be both a maverick truth-teller and a loyal Republican

“When millions stand to lose their health care and their nursing home services, not to mention their lives, more than words are needed.” — Susan Jhirad

From Globe Ideas

Ideas | Kelly Kasulis

Art through the eyes of babes

Do children see paintings differently?

Ideas

A Boston story in 50 words

Dogs and humans can quench their thirst together.

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