For #NeverTrump and #NeverHillary voters, Libertarians are just the ticket

Former Governor William F. Weld.

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William Weld disillusioned those of us who took his conservative promises to heart. I’d still vote for him.


The twin tests Donald Trump presents

Donald Trump’s ascension is both a public-affairs exam for the American public and a Rorschach test for the chattering class.

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Editorial cartoons by Dan Wasserman

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

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Healey, AGs step up on guns

Maura Healey and 13 other attorneys general call on Congress to untie the hands of public health researchers on gun violence.


Presidential stakes are high for nuclear arsenal

As we ponder Hiroshima, we have to ask ourselves: Do we want Donald Trump to have the nuclear launch codes?

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Proper dental care should be a human right

We are failing to provide even basic dental health care to those who can least afford to pay for it themselves.

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All-in for offshore wind

Massachusetts should mandate higher levels of offshore wind to spark a true industry.

Protestors hold up signs in protest of a visit by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Eugene, Ore. Friday, May 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Ryan Kang)


Still panicked about Trump? Don’t be

The latest polls show Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton running neck-and-neck, but don’t believe the hype.

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 21: John Beckman shops for a shotgun at the CZ-USA display at the NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits at the Kentucky Exposition Center on May 21, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. About 80,000 visitors are expected to attend the three-day event. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)


Stand your ground against gun violence

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has a chance to make sure more Missouri residents don’t die from gun violence.

Opinion | Kim Darroch

Why the UK needs the EU

A vote to remain in the EU will ensure that a strong Britain, in a strong Europe, will benefit us all.

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Strong arm of political clout is well flexed when it supports working people

“We need Walsh, and all politicians, to do more to support labor unions and working-class people, not less.” — Alex Wallach Hanson


Computer system is a prescription for job dissatisfaction

“We cannot expect the computer to replace dedication, integrity, and the sense of responsibility inherent in health care.” — Dr. Michael Levin


A boon for billing, perhaps, if not for patient care

“Epic’s deficiencies in providing useful, up-to-date medical information have become well known in the medical community.” — Dr. Daniel Tarsy


Even when working, these systems can saddle patients with errors

“The fact that your doctor spends more time making eye contact with the computer screen than with you is not the only negative.” — Lois Ambash

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Ideas | John Martin

Paris, the French Open, and the art of tennis

This year, tennis has experienced a surge of interest from across the arts.


A surefire way to tell if your food has gone bad

Researchers in South Korea use a simple laser technique to assess the presence of bacteria on food.

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