Mass. should pass gun restraining order bill

Susana Abdurahman cries in front of a makeshift memorial for 20-year-old UCSB student Christopher Michael-Martinez outside a deli that was one of nine crime scenes after series of drive-by shootings that left 7 people dead in the Isla Vista neighborhood of Santa Barbara, California May 25, 2014. Twenty-two year old Elliot Rodger killed six people before taking his own life in a rampage through a California college town shortly after he posted a threatening video railing against women, police said on Saturday. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW CIVIL UNREST)

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The measure would allow family members to seek court orders taking guns from potentially violent people before they cause harm.

Opinion | Andrew Bacevich

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Two problems regarding the proposal stand out: the war’s actual purpose, and when exactly it began.

Renée Graham

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The attorney general is marching toward the abyss, but he never saw it coming.

Michael A. Cohen

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And it’s only Tuesday.


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Is research funded by Big Alcohol inherently biased? Not if it’s done right.

Opinion | John P. Holdren

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It would create a sense of continuing uncertainty about the science of climate change.

Opinion | Gina Mantica

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Imagine a United States where cabinet members are scientists.


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The state may not be able to stop outrageous immigration policy, but there’s never been a more important time to declare it won’t help them, either.


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The country deserves his sworn, public testimony concerning his contacts with Russian officials.

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

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Trump’s behavior in the first six months has dramatized personality traits too dangerous to dismiss.

Opinion | Niall Ferguson

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/660210a574b8437293752196b2e92ecb-660210a574b8437293752196b2e92ecb-0.jpg The meaning of Dunkirk

The film’s release provides a welcome reminder that there have been bigger disasters in British history than Brexit.

Ward Sutton

Trumpflakes: A brief history

“No one has ever been treated as badly or unfairly!”

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Opinion | Kathleen Hirsch

Cancer brings it home

My friend, and now our ailing senator, bring me back to sanity.


People of Northfield have message for Weymouth in gas facility battle

“I am glad to see the state stepping into an active role of hearing citizens and advocating for their health and safety.” — Julia Blyth


McCain can’t be both a maverick truth-teller and a loyal Republican

“When millions stand to lose their health care and their nursing home services, not to mention their lives, more than words are needed.” — Susan Jhirad


In matters of who’s insured, race is a data point worth examining

“Based on the current state of insurance coverage, clearly the color of one’s skin matters.” — Douglas Reichgott

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Do children see paintings differently?


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Dogs and humans can quench their thirst together.

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