Climate progress is on the ballot

Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a speech to the 28th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, in Kigali, Rwanda Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. The group of nations gathered in Kigali, are striving Friday for a deal to phase out hydrofluorocarbons from air conditioners and refrigerators as part of efforts to fight climate change. (AP Photo)


An agreement to reduce worldwide hydrofluorocarbon use is an important reminder of what’s at stake in this election.

Opinion | Mark Seddon

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/21/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/613606708.jpg The Corbyn effect isn’t going away

The professional politicians and mainstream media have simply got it wrong over the Corbyn effect.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/06/25/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/ryan_casino21_met.jpg Vote ‘no’ on Question 1

Question 1 is not an expansion of the existing state gambling system. It’s an attempt by a private developer to finagle a regulatory windfall just for himself.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Scot_Lehigh_150px-1876.jpg Some dare call it conspiracy

As the Republican nominee, Donald Trump is more than just another eccentric-uncle candidate.

Opinion | David Daley

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/AP760253488706.jpg The rigging of our elections — legally

Democrats fell asleep, and Republicans found a bargain-basement strategy that could lock in the House for a decade.

Michael A. Cohen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2016/10/20/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/cohen-1857.jpg Donald Trump undermines the legitimacy of our democracy

The endurance of our democratic system relies on political leaders accepting the results of a presidential election, even if things don’t go their way.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks Oct. 20  at a rally at the Delaware County Fairgrounds in Delaware, Ohio.

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Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

Trump’s refusal to accept election result discredits America’s brand to save his own

Trump sullies America’s global brand with unproven claims of rigged elections.

Opinion | Eric Fehrnstrom

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What the pro-Hillary forces are plotting is worthy of atheist countries hostile to the church.

Dan Wasserman

Trump questions election

The Republican presidential candidate is trying to shortchange democracy.

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The ‘gateway’ drug argument doesn’t hold up

“It’s also worth noting who is standing by that gate. Those who deal in marijuana often deal in other illegal drugs.” — Jonathan T. Melick


Medical marijuana law made sense, but we’re not ready to widen it to recreational use

“The evidence should make us quite cautious about taking this next step.” — Nicholas Covino


Concerns about marijuana can be met by regulating, controlling its safe use

“Maintaining the status quo, however, is not in our best interest.” — Dr. Richard C. Gardner


Legalized marijuana poses peril for youth

“Our kids cannot hear that marijuana is safe.” — Dr. Safdar Medina

From Globe Ideas

Uncommon Knowledge

How our brains process disorder

Broken windows theory has influenced criminology for decades.

Ideas | Matthew Hutson

Sudden power is a scourge — and not just in politics

Absolute power may corrupt. But emerging research shows that newfound power makes people manipulative — especially when they’re insecure.

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