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Born in Boston, buried in a ‘foreign devil’ graveyard in China

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When New England was America’s gateway to China, Massachusetts left its mark on distant shores.

EDITORIAL

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Bold ideas are needed to get pedestrians to put down their phones.

SCOT LEHIGH

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It can’t risk returning to the past — or going backward to the future.

EDITORIAL

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The bloom is coming off the tax reform rose, and even Republicans are starting to see it.

Opinion | Scott Gilmore

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The appalling track record of Western-backed “change agents” in foreign countries should prompt a serious assessment of why we keep getting it so wrong.

A lighter take | Debra A. Klein

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No presidential pardon for the turkey this year.

EDITORIAL

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It is not illegal in Massachusetts to serve dual office-holding roles. But just because lawmakers can, doesn’t mean they should.

DANTE RAMOS

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When government tries to squeeze tens of billions out of anybody, it’s only natural to ask: What for?

Michael A. Cohen

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Congressional Republicans are desperate to pass their tax cut plan.

Derrick Z. Jackson

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Virtually all the top offshore wind companies in Europe are jockeying for projects up and down the East Coast.

Opinion | Diane Hessan

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There’s a lot more agreement on supposedly “divisive” questions than you might think.

JOAN VENNOCHI

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The public deserves to know about law enforcement in Massachusetts.

Opinion | A.J.B. Lane

It’s getting hot in here

The world is starting to feel the burn as international leaders wrap up the climate change conference in Bonn.

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Texting and walking is annoying. But legislation definitely won’t fix that

Bold ideas are needed to get pedestrians to put down their phones.

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Who should lead way on water pollution?

A Globe editorial argued that the EPA should regulate water pollution, but some say the state should take the lead.

A lighter take | Debra A. Klein

Thanksgiving in the Trump house

No presidential pardon for the turkey this year.

Renée Graham

Roy Moore and the politics of spite

Roy Moore is lashing out in every direction, and his supporters are lapping it up.

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Born in Boston, buried in a ‘foreign devil’ graveyard in China

When New England was America’s gateway to China, Massachusetts left its mark on distant shores.

Opinion | Scott Gilmore

The devils you (don’t really) know

The appalling track record of Western-backed “change agents” in foreign countries should prompt a serious assessment of why we keep getting it so wrong.

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