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An aerial view of the Mass. Pike.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe staff

An aerial view of the Mass. Pike. The Beacon Park Yard in Allston can be seen to the left.

No on Question 1: Keep gas tax tied to inflation

If the referendum passes, the amount of gas tax collected from each gallon would steadily lose its buying power.


Yes on Question 2: Expand the bottle bill

The measure would address the proliferation of plastic bottles and discourage litter.

A health care worker was disinfected after an hourlong shift in the high-risk area of the Doctors Without Borders treatment center in Paynesville, Liberia.

the podium | Michelle Holmes

US should look to West Africa for Ebola practices

The reflexive, historical impulse to treat Africans as inferior may have cost Americans in the response to Ebola.

A tall fence separates a suburb in Hamden, Conn., rear, from public housing project land in New Haven, foreground.

Farah Stockman

Breaking barriers in New Haven

Every wall has a story. The story of this one, and the battle to tear it down, is about how complicated race and class have become in America.


Drop politics from student housing plans

As tightly packed as Boston is, it isn’t short on buildable land.


A new rule for male politicians

If you wouldn’t say it about a man, then don’t say it about a woman — and vice versa.

Hundreds of students volunteered Sunday to clean up after riots broke out in Keene, N.H. These signs were torn down in the violence.


Pumpkin festival chaos in Keene, N.H., leaves plenty of blame to go around

Both the rioters and the police badly need a reality check.


With Smoot design, Harvard Bridge is the latest to shine

A competition is an interesting way to conceive and choose civic improvements and a creative way to bolster local spirits.

dan wasserman

Editorial cartoons by Dan Wasserman

A look at the most recent illustrated viewpoints from Globe editorial cartoonist Dan Wasserman.

Alan Dershowitz on fighting terrorism

// War of principles

How should a democracy decide when to compromise its ideals in pursuit of victory over terrorists?

George Mitchell on Mideast peace

// How we got here

The prospect of Israeli and Palestinian peace may seem more distant than ever. But a two-state solution is still the only path forward.

In defense of screen time

Heather Hopp-Bruce

// How best to prepare kids for the digital world

It’s time to seriously consider how to prepare our children for the future instead of vilifying screen time.


// Digital exclusives

Online-only charts, interactives, and quick hits from Globe Opinion writers.

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