Opinion | Jeffrey D. Sachs

Sustainable infrastructure after the Automobile Age

DANIEL HERTZBERG FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE

The US infrastructure needs long-term planning that goes way beyond quick “shovel ready” remedies.

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Editorial

When neighborhood associations hold outsize influence

Boston has afforded neighborhood associations too much influence in run-of-the-mill permitting and zoning decisions.

epa05549445 Chairman and CEO of the Wells Fargo and Company John Stumpf responds to a question from Democratic Senator from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren (not pictured) during the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing on 'An Examination of Wells Fargo's Unauthorized Accounts and the Regulatory Response', on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 20 September 2016. Stumpf apologized for Wells Fargo selling unauthorized credit cards and accounts to customers. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

DANTE RAMOS

American capitalism’s lousy, lousy week

If you genuinely believe in the vigor of the private sector, the Wells Fargo and Mylan CEOs’ performance was utterly depressing.

US Representative Robert Pittenger spoke at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention in Charlotte in July.

DANTE RAMOS

Robert Pittenger, Kathy Miller, and the alternate-reality election

In the fragmenting media landscape of 2016, even a congressman can live in an alternate reality.

OPINION | MICHAEL P. JEFFRIES

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Trump has an arsenal of offensive beliefs and statistics that should force moderators to broach the topic of race.

Police fire teargas as protestors converge on downtown following Tuesday's police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. Protesters have rushed police in riot gear at a downtown Charlotte hotel and officers have fired tear gas to disperse the crowd. At least one person was injured in the confrontation, though it wasn't immediately clear how. Firefighters rushed in to pull the man to a waiting ambulance.(AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

DERRICK Z. JACKSON

In debate questions, race should be at the top of the list

At the presidential debate on Monday night, moderator Lester Holt needs to ask Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump about police brutality and race.

FILE -- Smith & Wesson AR-15 rifles for sale at a gun show in Loveland, Colo., Oct. 11, 2014. The military-style gun, a version of which was used in the Pulse night club mass shooting that left 50 dead on June 12, 2016, has become, simultaneously, one of most beloved and most vilified rifles in the country. (Luke Sharrett/The New York Times)

Editorial

Gun safety activists in Maine show the way

For citizens concerned about gun violence, this year’s election in Maine offers a lesson in grass-roots democracy.

An election commission member sits with her eyes closed at a polling station in the village of Knyazevo Sept. 16.

OPINION | SCOTT GILMORE

A strong Putin has meant a weak Russia. Trump’s America would be no different.

Russia’s recent elections only show how the country has been eroded under Putin’s leadership.

FILE - In a Tuesday, June 12, 2012 file photo, former President George H.W. Bush, and his wife former first lady Barbara Bush, arrive for the premiere of HBO's new documentary on his life near the family compound in Kennebunkport, Maine. The 41st president's month-long stay in a Houston hospital for treatment of a bronchitis-related cough appears to be nearing an end. A spokesman said Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 that Bush possibly will be released from Methodist Hospital over the weekend and be home for Christmas. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Michael A. Cohen

Not your father’s GOP — not even George H.W. Bush’s GOP

Word that Bush will vote for Hillary Clinton is the clearest example of the party’s seismic shift to the right.

epa05551259 Mylan Inc. CEO Heather Bresch testifies at the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, 'Reviewing the Rising Price of EpiPens', on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 21 September 2016. Mylan has been accused of cornering the market and raising prices beyond a reasonable level. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Editorial

A small step toward understanding drug pricing

A federal bill requiring drug makers to justify price increases will promote more transparency.

Dan Wasserman

This Cheeto candidate is hard to swallow

Check the ingredients before you dive in.

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Opinion | Jeffrey D. Sachs

Sustainable infrastructure after the Automobile Age

The US infrastructure needs long-term planning that goes way beyond quick “shovel ready” remedies.

DANTE RAMOS

American capitalism’s lousy, lousy week

If you genuinely believe in the vigor of the private sector, the Wells Fargo and Mylan CEOs’ performance was utterly depressing.

Letters

Mass. lawmaker will keep up the fight against wage theft

“I’m all too aware of the unethical, unsafe, and illicit practices that are pervasive throughout the Massachusetts economy and the construction industry in particular.” — Senator Sal DiDomenico

Letters

Payroll costs are not main reason for UMass Boston’s budget woes

“Massachusetts has steadily cut funding to our public colleges and universities, . . . undermining our mission of providing affordable, quality higher education.” — Representatives of unionized faculty, staff, and graduate students at UMass Boston

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YouTube may be teaching someone to spy on you

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A Boston story in 50 Words

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