Editorial

Gina Haspel followed orders. That’s the problem

Congress should demand more details about Gina Haspel’s role in the CIA’s torture program.

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‘Red flag’ gun law might prevent carnage

Travis Reinking, the Nashville shooter, was allowed to decide who could keep his guns.

Editorial

Supreme Court should strike down Trump’s travel ban

Nothing quite like Trump v. Hawaii has come before the court before — because no president has so readily tweeted his bigoted motives.

EDITORIAL

The red-state war on abortion rights

While the composition of the US Supreme Court is critical to the future of Roe v. Wade, so is the state-by-state battle to maintain reasonable access to legal abortion.

Editorial

Why you’ll pay for Beacon Hill’s pipeline folly

The costs of blocking financing for a new natural gas pipeline in New England — both financial and environmental — are already piling up.

Editorial

Chelsea Silver Line should pave the way for other T improvements

The right follow-up would be to improve the Silver Line experience throughout the city.

Editorial

Gun safety takes a step forward on Beacon Hill

Gun safety activism is paying off on Beacon Hill.

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Going off the rails with crazy railroad rules

The next commuter rail contract needs to toughen driver safety requirements.

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Controversy shadows Trump’s pick as CDC director

Protecting public health has long been the province of government, but the CDC has been hobbled by chaos at the top since last year.

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Cambridge police incident needs further scrutiny

The city’s police force has a troubling history of escalating encounters rather than de-escalating them.

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Sex in police custody: Close the loophole in Mass.

Logic dictates that someone in the custody of law enforcement cannot consent to sex with a police officer.

EDITORIAL

Share police authority in the Seaport

More reasonable models of shared jurisdiction hold sway in other parts of the city.

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Governor Baker is annoyed at stuff. How about fixing it?

Like it or not, he should take responsibility for things that happened over the last three years.

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Trump’s dangerous ‘Twitter Doctrine’ in Syria

Going to war in Syria without a plan for managing the conflict and the aftermath is the height of folly.

EDITORIAL

Pregnant women don’t belong in ICE custody

Immigration authorities owe all detainees humane treatment.

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UMass - Mt. Ida deal smacks of empire building

So far, no convincing justification for the controversial transaction has been offered.

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Follow Ford’s lead and reject fuel standards rollback

In recent months, corporate America has shown responsibility in many areas where the government has not.

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Higher parking fines in Boston? Yes, please

At the core of Boston’s plan: Cars are not king. Really.

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Julian Edelman’s miracle catch

Edelman’s quick reaction to a threat of school violence that was posted to his Instagram account is a good news story with a larger message.

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An orderly transition in the Mass. Senate

By agreeing on a hand-off of power, senators Karen Spilka and Harriette Chandler strike a blow for institutional stability.

EDITORIAL

Reclaim the Seaport ramp to speed Silver Line

A publicly owned road in the Seaport that has been commandeered by the State Police embodies the attitude of entitlement at the agency that’s led to so much trouble this year.

EDITORIAL

VA leadership requires more than the Trump shuffle

The Department of Veterans Affairs is the second largest in the federal government. Its next leader should get a full hearing before Congress.

Nelson Mandela’s visit to Boston in 1990

A retrospective photo gallery of Nelson and Winnie Mandela’s visit, June 23, 1990.

EDITORIAL

State Police reforms are off to a good start

Governor Baker is taking much-needed steps to restore public confidence in the force.

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Sinclair’s silly stunt hints at deeper woes

The sight of dozens of TV news anchors mouthing the same words for media giant Sinclair Broadcast Group has the feel of state-run television.