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He who should be named

If we lock Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s name and image in an airtight safe, we give him a lingering power he doesn’t deserve. By Joanna Weiss


In AG race, a clear choice on casinos

On the issue of whether to repeal the casino law, Maura Healey stepped up and took a clear, bold stand. Warren Tolman stepped sideways.


The little bookstore tucked away in Cambridge

The Bryn Mawr Book Store in Cambridge is a happily abundant mixture of old and recent, serious and fun.


Globe Opinion weekly news quiz: Friday April 18

Were you paying attention this week? Test your knowledge of world events, celebrities, and obscure astronomical occurrences in this week’s Globe Opinion news quiz.


Bloomberg Businessweek lays another egg

I’ve thought about starting a magazine called “You’re Doing it All Wrong.” It would be filled with career advice, parenting tips, and warnings about fertility. And every month, it would have a new, fearmongering, battle-fomenting cover. Then again, I’ve basically described half of the magazines left in America.


Why is Mayor Walsh hiding details of proposed fire contract?

There were no legal or ethical reasons to withhold the terms of the tentative deal from the public.


IRS cutbacks: Tax cheating gets easier

The agency will do 100,000 fewer audits this year, which could result in the loss of more than $1 billion in revenue.

A Parti Quebecois backer reacted to the vote tally.


Separatists lose Quebec vote: Say oui to globalism

The election suggests that voters in the predominantly French-speaking province are looking past the identity politics of bygone decades.

Editorial cartoon: CNN coverage of missing jet

Cartoonist Mike Luckovich takes a look at the cable network’s coverage of the ill-fated Malaysia Airlines plane.

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FBI’s repeated failures

Questions linger about how the FBI bungled the investigation of Tamerlan Tsarnaev.