Make room for Granny, and other zoning fixes

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New legislation regarding “granny” apartments would make long-overdue fixes to state zoning laws.

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Welcome to the ‘nothing matters’ election

In the Year of Trump, policy takes a back seat to partisanship and tribe.

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Obama must scale back his nuclear weapons expansion plan

The United States already has the world’s most powerful military capabilities; it does not need new nuclear weapons.

Former Governor of Massachusetts William F. Weld poses for a photograph in his office in New York Thursday May 19, 2016. (Tina Fineberg for The Boston Globe)


In search of Bill Weld’s real motive

Sometimes something completely out of the blue doesn’t surprise you a bit.

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Up and down — but mostly up — the income ladder

In the US, neither poverty nor wealth is immutable, and no one’s station in life is fixed at birth.

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More Trump pivots

What will the presumptive Republican nominee say next?


When a cool professional cuts to the quick of personal emotion

In work, we are professional; in life, personal. It seems a reasonable division of human purpose. But sometimes divisions grow blessedly fuzzy.

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Too quick to target teacher pay as cause of Boston school woes

“Rich towns pay teachers well to educate students who are already well supported financially. Boston teachers work under much more difficult circumstances.” — John V. Callahan


Students’ protest should be heeded, not flicked away

“Their lesson should not be that the Globe is dismissive of their efforts.” — Matt Cregor


Bostonians hunger for real data points about school quality

“In all the back and forth about the adequacy of the school budget, we the residents of Boston are left in the dark.” — Peter Kwass

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