Editorial

Why you’ll pay for Beacon Hill’s pipeline folly

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

The costs of blocking financing for a new natural gas pipeline in New England — both financial and environmental — are already piling up.

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

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What set the former First Lady apart was how completely she epitomized, yet transcended, her role.

Michael A. Cohen

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It’s hard to think of a more egregious example of putting party ahead of country than McConnell’s behavior.

Renée Graham

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Few seem as determined as Haley to emerge unscathed from the wreckage of the Trump presidency.

Opinion | Chuck Collins

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Luxury buildings drive up housing costs, suck up energy, and help rich people warehouse wealth. In exchange, they should pay a lot more than property taxes.

Editorial

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Gun safety activism is paying off on Beacon Hill.

Opinion | Alan S. Blinder

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The problem is that, while the arithmetic works, the politics often doesn’t.

SCOT LEHIGH

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Quiet negotiations are underway on Beacon Hill to hammer out a compromise on three ballot question matters.

Opinion | Andrew J. Bacevich

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As is so often the case with this president, the generals got their way.

Opinion | Ward Sutton

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Paul Ryan announced he will not seek reelection. Could there still be hope for the GOP?

Michael A. Cohen

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When your skin is white, racism is something of a thought experiment — it’s not a daily experience of frustration, annoyance, humiliation, and fear.

Opinion | Edward J. Markey and Tom Wheeler

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The Internet has always been free and open, and it must stay that way.

Opinion | Margery Eagan

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Famous men accused of abuse are riding a wave of “himpathy” to win back their careers

Opinion | Christopher Weyant

Serving up a cup of controversy at Starbucks

A video of two black men getting arrested at Starbucks went viral, pushing the coffee shop chain to question its internalized racism.

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Michael A. Cohen

Mitch McConnell fiddles while the country burns

It’s hard to think of a more egregious example of putting party ahead of country than McConnell’s behavior.

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

The irreplaceable Barbara Bush

What set the former First Lady apart was how completely she epitomized, yet transcended, her role.

Editorial

Chelsea Silver Line should pave the way for other T improvements

The right follow-up would be to improve the Silver Line experience throughout the city.

Letters

Degrees of difficulty in Mount Ida deal

Debate continues to swirl over the UMass Amherst plan to acquire Mount Ida College.

From Globe Ideas

Ideas | David Scharfenberg

Paper checks forever?

The check has to be one of the strangest objects of the digital age — utterly obsolete, but somehow totally essential.

Opinion | Chuck Collins

Time to tax the ‘swanktuaries’

Luxury buildings drive up housing costs, suck up energy, and help rich people warehouse wealth. In exchange, they should pay a lot more than property taxes.

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