Michael A. Cohen

Trump’s immigration con game

Former Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson during Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's roundtable meeting with the Republican Leadership Initiative in his offices at Trump Tower in New York, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

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Trump is changing his position on illegal immigration, but just give a day before he has a new one.

CLEVELAND, OH - AUGUST 17: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters at a rally at John Marshall High School on August 17, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Michael A. Cohen

Where’s Clinton’s leadership on trade?

The Democratic presidential candidate is showing a lack of political courage on TPP.

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Colleges get schooled on the value of grad-student workers

NLRB ruling rightly forces universities to start treating grad-student workers like employees.

Opinion | Michael R. Bloomberg and Drew Faust

Helping mayors do their job

A new program from Bloomberg Philanthropies and Harvard University will help mayors do one of the most complex jobs on the planet.

PORTSMOUTH, NH - APRIL 10: Scott Brown formally announces his candidacy for U.S. Senate April 10, 2014 at Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Brown, a former U.S. Senator in Massachusetts, recently moved to New Hampshire, and will look to take on incumbent U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen. Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)


Feeling a little sorry for Scott Brown? Me, too

The former Senator was mentioned in a sexual harassment suit filed by former Fox News host Andrea Tantaros.

FILE - In this Aug. 4 2016 file photo made from video, Nissrine Samali, 20, gets into the sea wearing a burkini, a wetsuit-like garment that also covers the head, in Marseille, southern France. Burkinis vs. bikinis. Beneath the clash over how to dress, or undress, on the beaches of France simmers an issue that for decades has divided the nation, and grown more complex in this time of terrorism.(AP Photo, File)

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

Burkinis don’t threaten our freedoms — laws that ban them do

France, the nation that gave us Brigitte Bardot and the bikini — is now policing beachwear.

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Opinion | Joan Wickersham

An eerily familiar fiction

Sinclair Lewis predicted the rise of Donald Trump in 1935.

In this Friday, July 8, 2016 photo, a pharmacist holds a package of EpiPens, an epinephrine autoinjector for the treatment of allergic reactions, in Sacramento, Calif. Price hikes for the emergency medicine have made its maker, Mylan, the latest target for patients and politicians infuriated by soaring drug prices. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)


EpiPen maker games the system, at everyone’s expense

The price of EpiPens offers the latest glaring example of drug company greed. But what can we do about it?

ADELANTO, CA - NOVEMBER 15: A guard escorts an immigrant detainee from his 'segregation cell' back into the general population at the Adelanto Detention Facility on November 15, 2013 in Adelanto, California. Most detainees in segregation cells are sent there for fighting with other immigrants, according to guards. The facility, the largest and newest Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), detention center in California, houses an average of 1,100 immigrants in custody pending a decision in their immigration cases or awaiting deportation. The average stay for a detainee is 29 days. The facility is managed by the private GEO Group. ICE detains an average of 33,000 undocumented immigrants in more than 400 facilities nationwide. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)


Obama’s break with private prisons doesn’t go far enough

If the Department of Justice can recognize the folly of private prisons, so can Homeland Security.


The truth about Clinton’s health

Dr. Giuliani is right, Hillary Clinton’s health is a crucial issue.

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Obama’s break with private prisons doesn’t go far enough

If the Department of Justice can recognize the folly of private prisons, so can Homeland Security.


Group fears impact of more charters on children of color

“The battle over this ballot question is not between teachers unions and low-income and minority families.” — John L. Reed


There are many reasons charter schools are controversial

“Our schools are key to a vital democracy. The sources of ‘dark money’ in education policy should be made public.” — Anne Wheelock


Area philanthropists’ efforts should not be tarnished in debate over education policy

“While we can — and should — conduct a healthy debate about the future of education, we need to make sure that the Greater Boston philanthropic community is not demonized in the process.” — Joanna Jacobson

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A Boston story in 50 words

When unwelcome advances on the subway make for a difficult commute.

Joan Vennochi

The crowbar and the damage done

Someone brazenly jimmied open the front door with a crowbar and, just as brazenly, left the crowbar behind.

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