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Population doomsayers get lots of attention, but the doom they predict invariably fails to materialize.

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Smith College activists cry wolf over bigotry, to the school’s disadvantage

Not every dispute warrants a social-justice crusade, not even on higher-ed campuses.

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 22: Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton talks with Jimmy Kimmel on the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live on August 22, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. Hillary Clinton taped an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live while in Southern California to attend fundraisers. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***

Michael A. Cohen

Clinton’s e-mail ‘scandals’ are pure fiction

Once you get past the breathless headlines, there’s no evidence of actual wrongdoing.

Boston; Harbor Islands now a National Park. Boston Lighthouse on Brewster Island looks over the city skyline. AERIAL

Opinion | Michael Creasey

National Park Service at 100: Looking toward the next generation

Celebrating it’s 100th anniversary, the National Park Service has helped define who we are as a nation.


When Boston principals have freedom to hire, kids benefit

As contract negotiations resume, maintaining principals’ new flexibility in hiring has to be a top priority for the system.

Kellyanne Conway (center), Donald Trump’s new campaign manager, spoke with reporters last week.


Mission: Impossible for Kellyanne Conway

Donald Trump’s new campaign manager can’t erase what voters know about him and his attitude toward women.

Dan Wasserman

Editorial cartoon: Ryan Lochte and other liars

Blame the locals until caught.

Workers from the state-controlled Public Power Corporation protest outside the Finance Ministry in central Athens during a three-hour work stoppage on Monday, July 11, 2016. A union representing PPC workers accused Greece's left-wing government of giving in to pressure from international bailout lenders and planning to expand privatization of the company. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)

Opinion | James K. Galbraith

From the destruction of Greece to democracy in Europe

Last year’s bailout has done to Greece what Versailles did to Germany.

A child receives the second dose of the vaccine against cholera in Saut d'Eau, in the Central Plateau of Haiti, on 17 September 2014. The UN has launched its second phase of the vaccinationcampaign against cholera which was initiated and implemented by the Haitian authorities as part of the broader framework of the national plan for the elimination of cholera in the country. The campaign aims to vaccinate 200,000 people living in the communes where the disease persists in particular the department of Artibonite, Central and West. AFP PHOTO/Hector RETAMAL (Photo credit should read HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Opinion | Ralph R. Frerichs

What the UN must do to wipe out cholera in Haiti

With sufficient funding, great strides could be made to rid the disease during the dry season.

Dan Wasserman

Editorial cartoon: National Parks birthday

Smokey’s new admonition.

AKRON, OH - AUGUST 22: Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses supporters at the James A. Rhodes Arena on August 22, 2016 in Akron, Ohio. Trump currently trails Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in Ohio, a state which is critical to his election bid. (Photo by Angelo Merendino/Getty Images)


Voters are getting it right on Clinton and Trump

This is a summer that has shown American politics at its democracy-affirming best.

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Overruns are price we pay for letting Longfellow Bridge languish

“Delaying infrastructure projects only results in escalation of cost and corresponding endangerment of public safety.” — M. Ilyas Bhatti


Black Lives Matter echoes prominent critics in its statement on Israel

“The members of Black Lives Matter who condemn Israeli oppression echo Tutu’s words.” — Scott Schaeffer-Duffy


Pilot health care program aims to boost seniors’ quality of life

“Not every senior who goes to the hospital needs to be admitted. Older patients are particularly vulnerable to a host of infections and disorders.” — Mary Moscato


Pipeline project is no path to a green future

“Our grandchildren’s fates depend on drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions.” — Paul Lauenstein

From Globe Ideas


Staying ahead of technology’s curves

We’re exhilarated by the powers granted by new machines and techniques, while remaining worried about their effects.


What’s left of the right after Trump?

What will be the shape of the Republican Party in the post-Donald J. Trump era?

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