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Take away lawmakers’ easy way out on gas tax

Raising taxes is a job for politicians, not something to be handed off to the consumer price index. By Tom Keane

A view of the proposed tower from Federal Street.

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No more winks, nods on big downtown projects

Mayor Walsh can establish his own vision for what should replace the Winthrop Square garage.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India speaking Sunday in New York.

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India’s prime minister visits US, raises new hopes

Here’s what others are saying about Narendra Modi’s trip.

Demonstrators in front of the Downtown Crossing Hyatt protested layoffs in 2009.

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‘Hyatt 100’ get some justice after 5 years

Gaining a reputation for mistreating workers carries its own cost.

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With consumer genetic testing, buyer beware

Research in the field is advancing at a pace that makes it hard to predict what secrets might be unlocked in the future.

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Editorial cartoons by Dan Wasserman

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

Alan Dershowitz on fighting terrorism

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How should a democracy decide when to compromise its ideals in pursuit of victory over terrorists?

George Mitchell on Mideast peace

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The prospect of Israeli and Palestinian peace may seem more distant than ever. But a two-state solution is still the only path forward.

The Work Issue

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From freelancing to robots, a variety of writers discuss some of the changes to the labor market.

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Online-only charts, interactives, and quick hits from Globe Opinion writers.