Warren and Brown: Scorpions in a bottle

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It’s Scott Brown-Elizabeth Warren II, a political sting-fest playing out on the national stage between dueling vice-presidential auditioners.

Opinion | Noah Guiney

Brexit was a referendum on what it means to be British

The United Kingdom traded economic prosperity and global influence for a lie.

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In balancing the budget, Baker and legislators need to think long-term

It will take a combination of solutions to solve the state’s fiscal problems over the long term.

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 27: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers the keynote speech during the Rainbow PUSH Coalition's International Women's Luncheon June 27, 2016 in Chicago Illinois. Clinton addressed gun violence across the country and referred to the Orlando, Florida Pulse nightclub shooting and the uptick in gun crime across Chicago. ( Photo by Joshua Lott/Getty Images)


Post-Brexit, US needs a centrist leader

A centrist leader is imperative, for the stability of our nation and for the stability of the world.

Abortion rights activists hold placards and chant outside of the US Supreme Court ahead of a ruling on abortion clinic restrictions on June 27, 2016 in Washington, DC. In a case with far-reaching implications for millions of women across the United States, the court ruled 5-3 to strike down measures which activists say have forced more than half of Texas's abortion clinics to close. / AFP / MANDEL NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)


Supreme Court ruling is no guarantee of abortion rights

That right to abortion survived today, but only because the drafters of the Texas law overreached.

Bob McDonnell, formerly Virginia’s governor, spoke outside the Supreme Court in April.


Va. ex-governor wins at Supreme Court, but corruption is still illegal

The McDonnell verdict could have done far more to legitimize influence-peddling than it did.


Brexit is a symptom of globalization’s deeper ills

The British vote is a powerful signal of deep and pervasive problems in our approach to globalization.

A Union flag is seen flapping in the wind in front of one of the faces of the Great Clock atop the landmark Elizabeth Tower that houses Big Ben at the Houses of Parliament in London on June 27, 2016. Top Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson sought Monday to build bridges with Europe and with defeated Britons who voted to remain in the EU in last week's historic referendum. London stocks sank more than 0.8 percent in opening deals on Monday, despite attempts by finance minister George Osborne to calm jitters after last week's shock Brexit vote. / AFP / JUSTIN TALLIS (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)


Blame the voters for Brexit

The electorate should be held responsible for its bad decisions.

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Raise the cigarette-sales age to 21? Why stop there?

The campaign to make smoking unpopular and uncommon has been an undeniable success. So why this new frenzy to raise the tobacco-buying age to 21?

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 27: Abortion rights activist Morgan Hopkins of Boston, celebrates on the steps of the United States Supreme Court on June 27, 2016 in Washington, DC. In a 5-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down one of the nation's toughest restrictions on abortion, a Texas law that women's groups said would have forced more than three-quarters of the state's clinics to close. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)


Beating back an undue burden on legal abortions

The US Supreme Court’s decision in the Texas clinic case is a major win for a constitutionally-protected right.


Boston Mayor Marty Walsh needs to oversee culture change at Boston Latin

Resolving it requires a far defter touch than what Walsh has so far displayed.

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Warren and Brown: Scorpions in a bottle

It’s Scott Brown-Elizabeth Warren II, a political sting-fest playing out on the national stage between dueling vice-presidential auditioners.

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Systemic woes keep many in Mass. from care they need

“Ill-equipped and fearful families frequently assume the crushing responsibility of caring for loved ones because the current system is impossible to navigate and there are simply not enough resources.” — Laurie Martinelli

Letters | Mental Health System in Crisis

Mass. must make involuntary outpatient treatment available

“Clearly, Massachusetts must increase funding for outpatient mental health care, but it should also pass legislation on assisted outpatient treatment.” — Dr. Ronald W. Pies

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We’re abandoning the most seriously ill patients

“Starting with overzealous deinstitutionalization, we have abandoned the concept of asylum in its most positive sense.” — Dr. Eugene J. Fierman

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Trump echoes Nixon on Mexico gambit

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