Opinion | Alan M. Dershowitz

Checks and balances can slow Trump

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Our system of checks and balances extends well beyond the three formal branches of government.

Editorial

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Some suggestions for diversifying the Commonwealth’s overwhelmingly white teaching force.

Renée Graham

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Always, he must reaffirm that he won, and winning, to Trump, means he is loved.

JOAN VENNOCHI

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The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute raised $2.2 million at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort. All for a good cause. But at what cost?

SCOT LEHIGH

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Trump now finds himself caught between a campaign rock and a governing hard place.

Opinion | Mara Rudman

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President Trump may have the opportunity to flip what has been a disastrous trajectory.

Opinion | Daniel J. Levitin

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There’s a difference between lying — which is based on consideration of the facts — and a B.S. artist like Donald Trump, for whom facts are irrelevant.

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How wrong was Trump about Sweden?

Two days after President Trump’s comments, residents of a Stockholm suburb populated mostly by immigrants clashed with police.

Letters

There should be no bull’s-eye on consumer agency’s back

“The agency has already returned nearly $12 billion to more than 29 million consumers who had been victimized by hundreds of bank or lending scams.” — Deirdre Cummings

Letters

Agency looks out for the little guy — and that’s a bad thing?

“Free-market nihilists have a basic allergy to institutions that protect ordinary people from swindlers.” — Robert L. Hlady

Letters

Voter fraud? Anything but, say monitors of N.H. election

“Our observations confirmed that eligible voters were able to cast their ballots and that those votes were counted, double-checked, and secured.” — Eve Horwitz, Susan Kenyon, and Carol Marine

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