A soldier with the Kurdish peshmerga paused at an outpost on the edges of Kirkuk in Iraq.

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A soldier with the Kurdish peshmerga paused at an outpost on the edges of Kirkuk in Iraq.

Conventional military has lost power

Various forces bind nations together in ways that make the exercise of military power more difficult. By Stephen Kinzer

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Mexico takes Arizona

New York-based cartoonist and illustrator Ward Sutton examines immigration along the US-Mexico border.

CARLO ROTELLA

Adjuncts should unionize

They’re essential to the enterprise of higher education, and they frequently get a raw deal from employers.

An Israeli soldier carried a shell to a Merkava tank along the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip Thursday.

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No fair aims can justify the high cost of Gaza war

Hopefully, both Israel and Hamas will recognize that the rising number of deaths will undermine any of their future goals.

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Marty Walsh must clarify his views on patronage

When the Boston mayor says that fraud in public hiring is no big deal, he’s sending an alarming message.

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Whale-watch mishap: Questions for the captain

The incident should also spur better contingency planning.

Editorial cartoon: US border crossings

Who’s coming, who’s going?

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Janay Rice listens as her husband, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, speaks during news conference in Maryland in May.

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NFL goes way too easy on Ray Rice

The National Football League made one thing shockingly clear with its feeble suspension of Rice: Domestic violence is literally half as important as substance abuse.