A tall fence separates a suburb in Hamden, Conn., rear, from public housing project land in New Haven, foreground.

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A tall fence separates a suburb in Hamden, Conn., rear, from public housing project land in New Haven, foreground.

Breaking barriers in New Haven

Every wall has a story. The story of this one, and the battle to tear it down, is about how complicated race and class have become in America. By Farah Stockman

PAUL MCMORROW

Drop politics from student housing plans

As tightly packed as Boston is, it isn’t short on buildable land.

TOM KEANE

A new rule for male politicians

If you wouldn’t say it about a man, then don’t say it about a woman — and vice versa.

Hundreds of students volunteered Sunday to clean up after riots broke out in Keene, N.H. These signs were torn down in the violence.

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Pumpkin festival chaos in Keene, N.H., leaves plenty of blame to go around

Both the rioters and the police badly need a reality check.

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With Smoot design, Harvard Bridge is the latest to shine

A competition is an interesting way to conceive and choose civic improvements and a creative way to bolster local spirits.

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Editorial cartoons by Dan Wasserman

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

Alan Dershowitz on fighting terrorism

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How should a democracy decide when to compromise its ideals in pursuit of victory over terrorists?

George Mitchell on Mideast peace

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The prospect of Israeli and Palestinian peace may seem more distant than ever. But a two-state solution is still the only path forward.

In defense of screen time

Heather Hopp-Bruce

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It’s time to seriously consider how to prepare our children for the future instead of vilifying screen time.

Op/Extra

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Online-only charts, interactives, and quick hits from Globe Opinion writers.