EDITORIAL

Trump’s quest for a shiny trophy undercuts N. Korea diplomacy

President Donald Trump speaks about North Korea before signing the

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From the start, the Trump administration’s push for a breakthrough looked uncomfortably like a quest for the baubles of achievement, heedless of the perils.

Opinion | Leila Philip

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Over time, farmers and home gardeners have learned to respect the biodiversity of the soil that all life depends on.

SCOT LEHIGH

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Dreaming of an NFL that stands up rather than kneels.

EDITORIAL

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The state Senate needs to fund MCAS testing at the needed level.

JOAN VENNOCHI

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Governor Charlie Baker is a cautious hoarder of political capital.

EDITORIAL

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Felix D. Arroyo is back at work, thanks to heroic action, and a new policy that placed a defibrillator on each floor of City Hall.

Opinion | Jill Abramson

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In her 11-year leadership of Harvard, Drew Gilpin Faust transcended “first female” typecasting and thrived.

Michael A. Cohen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/05/23/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/cohen-4335.jpg The rhetoric and reality of the US-North Korea summit

A face-saving measure that will allow each side to claim victory is the best chance we have for this summit not ending in complete disaster.

JEFF JACOBY

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Americans seem less inclined than ever to be fruitful and multiply. That should trouble anyone who hopes our best days are yet to come.

EDITORIAL

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On Nantucket, a battle for housing flares between the workforce and the wealthy.

Opinion | Ward Sutton

Exactly how much is Donald Trump’s administration costing America?

Expenses are spiraling out of control.

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From Globe Opinion

Opinion | Leila Philip

Nurturing life, from the soil up

Over time, farmers and home gardeners have learned to respect the biodiversity of the soil that all life depends on.

Letters

Your MCAS essay may be scored by a Mr. Al Gorithm

The state is weighing whether to use computers in the process of scoring MCAS essays.

Letters

A tweak is one thing, but don’t mess with our favorite dishes

“Established recipes have standard names for a reason. If you order clam chowder, you should get clam chowder.”

Letters

Boston should do away with diesel buses

“It would be nice not have to hold my breath and cover my mouth every time a diesel bus roars by.”

From Globe Ideas

Ideas | Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

Don’t get too comfortable: America’s relentless pursuit of convenience and relaxation

Frontier spirit? As if. It’s the quest for convenience and sameness that shapes the American psyche.

Ideas | Catharine Wang

The dodgy world of do-it-yourself genetics

Direct-to-consumer companies are generating some unintended spillover effects that consumers may not be prepared for.

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