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With Widett Circle, can Mayor Walsh reshape Boston?

If the city’s failed Olympics bid accomplished anything, it was to kindle a conversation about the future of the circle.

opinion | Steve Pagliuca and Richard Davey

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/31/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/bostonskyline-1310--90x90.jpg Use the Olympic bid to catalyze the city

What we accomplished in pursuing the Games can still be the impetus for a thrilling new future for Boston.

farah stockman

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/03/02/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/04302008_30chinamood2-6626183.jpg Don’t bail out Greece; just give it back the Olympics

The Greeks could showcase how fiscally responsible they’ve become. They could host the Austerity Olympics.

derrick z. jackson

Boston gets the gold for sports sanity

Boston rejected 2024 because it instinctively knew it did not have to dangle its financial or cultural future from an Olympic ring.

Cecil the lion was lured out of a national park in Zimbabwe and killed.

editorial

US should forbid the import of lion ‘trophies’

If such a policy makes one wealthy hunter think twice about spending his money to bag a lion, it’ll be worth the effort.

opinion | Steven Pinker

The moral imperative for bioethics

The primary moral goal for today’s bioethics can be summarized in a single sentence: Get out of the way.

opinion | Michael A. Cohen

Obama still fumbles with gender issues

The president talks about women as if they are a challenge to be acted upon and defines them by their relationship to men.

editorial

A touch of geekiness lifts the White House

President Obama’s efforts to increase the number of administration officials with expertise in science and engineering set a powerful example for future administrations.

Thanks from Los Angeles

Bill Plaschke

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/30/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/olympic-hearts-WEB.jpg Good effort, but please leave the big-boy sporting events to us

Thank you, Boston, for perhaps bringing the Olympics back to the only place in the world that is already built for them.

Editorial: Boston bid is pulled

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/23/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Advance/Images/20marathonmood15.jpg A final blow to Boston’s Olympic bid

The bid elicited a citywide conversation about Boston’s future, and the challenge now is to keep that forward-looking energy going.

Editorial: US-Cuba relations

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/24/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Advance/Images/d1d3d394-a863-4a98-a5b6-880f5fb75388.jpg Lift travel and trade restrictions

The removal of the Draconian embargo is long overdue.

Editorial: The Iran nuclear deal

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/07/14/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/DV2084345.jpg This is better than no deal at all

For the time being, this accord resolves one of the most pressing foreign policy challenges facing the world.