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FILE - In this July 27, 2017, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. is surrounded by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Corker, the chairman of the Foreign Relations committee and a foreign policy ally of the Trump White House, delivered the sharpest criticism of Trump, declaring that the president “has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability nor some of the competence that he needs to

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The party must do more than the absolute bare minimum.


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President Trump repeatedly finds his promises and proclamations ripped apart by reality.

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Renée Graham

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Removing Confederate monuments is welcome and long overdue. But it won’t end racism.


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Preserving the artificial value of the city’s 1,110 liquor licenses should never be a goal for policy makers.


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In the course of preventing a riot, the city rode roughshod over the rights of a small, disfavored minority.


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The institutional racism and economic inequality baked into this town can’t be ignored.

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Trump voters are not ignoring his words, but the overwhelming majority are not racist demons.

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What makes the president more racist than most of us is his refusal to recognize it.


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The huge response to Saturday’s rally should be seen as an important statement of public disgust toward vile groups and the hateful beliefs they espouse.

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Here is the dispiriting problem with President Trump’s disjointed rants: Sometimes he is right.


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In Grimsby, England, the excitement for offshore wind is unbridled.

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Confederate monument replacements

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More liquor licenses in Boston? Cheers to that.

Preserving the artificial value of the city’s 1,110 liquor licenses should never be a goal for policy makers.


A bad day for freedom on Boston Common

Readers bemoan the lack of a free exchange of opinion in Saturday’s rally and counterprotest on Boston Common.


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“The party has serious soul-searching to do before it can reclaim its national relevance.” — Nicholas Newell


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