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Noms de mom

Inanimate objects take on a kind of life of their own when they’re given names. By Tim Cockey


A shift in the waterfront tower wars

People who live in Harbor Towers are setting up the final round in a development battle that has dragged on for years.

Hillary Rodham Clinton signs her book in Vineyard Haven last week.


Hillary is inevitable no longer

Who will be the first to mount a challenge against Clinton?

Texas governor Rick Perry has been indicted.


Texas’s justice system claims a new victim, Rick Perry

The indictment of Governor Perry was political just as was his veto that spurred the indictment.


A desperate proposal in Los Angeles

A panel recommended to the Los Angeles City Council that cash prizes be offered to boost turnout in municipal elections.

Trauma and depression

Twitter opens a window on depression and PTSD

Social media posts can provide strong evidence of depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, researchers say.

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Editorial cartoons by Dan Wasserman

A look at the most recent illustrated viewpoints from Globe editorial cartoonist Dan Wasserman.