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Needed at UMass: a confidence-inspiring search

Conducting a credible, fair search for a new president has proved daunting to the board of trustees the last three times it selected a leader.

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Longer school day deal is a win for Walsh, students

Each school should be free to adopt its own strategies with the extra time.

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For student protests, use discipline sparingly

School administrators shouldn’t go out of their way to discourage nonviolent protest.

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Patrick sends the wrong message with civil legal aid cuts

The program helps people involved in civil suits, including cases of foreclosure, child custody, and domestic violence.

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Northern Avenue Bridge belongs in Boston’s future

Mayor Walsh should prioritize a booming section of the city.

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‘The Interview’ rescued by small cinemas

Without independent cinemas, Sony or the next studio with a controversial film might be stuck with nobody brave enough to show it.

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Deny city permits to restaurants that steal from workers

However, local efforts will not help a single worker if the mandates aren’t funded or enforced.

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A welcome fresh start for Southie’s St. Patrick’s Day parade

Last week’s razor-thin vote ended a 20-year battle waged against the inclusion of gay groups by the parade organizers.

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After slayings of NYC police officers, ‘America’s mayor’ fans the flames

With his response to Saturday’s tragedy, Rudy Giuliani falls far from the respect and admiration he once owned.

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Dig deep for Globe Santa

A donation ensures that families throughout eastern Massachusetts can have holiday joy.

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Philippines have a welcome shift on climate change action

It took courage for the Philippines to bolt from an alliance of developing countries that balked at cuts to greenhouse emissions.

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Patrick’s plan to fund public art deserves new administration’s support

No agency can create a meaningful plan or initiate serious programs without a dedicated funding stream to sustain them.

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Unleash Chinese solar panels to fight climate change

The Obama administration has further undermined its carbon-reduction goals by putting up a needless barrier.

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Worcester’s anti-begging law violates free speech rights

The ordinance, which is being challenged in the Supreme Court, should be struck down.

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Vivek Murthy’s opportunity to discuss guns

The new surgeon general has the facts on his side to elevate the discussion about guns.

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Hit the brakes on moving transportation building

Governor-elect Charlie Baker should be allowed to figure out the ramifications of selling off a major real estate asset.

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Deadly education in Pakistan

This week’s attack on a school in Peshawar should remind all Pakistanis of what’s at stake.

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By withdrawing ‘The Interview,’ Sony surrenders to terror

Apparently, it's easier to be afraid.

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Greenpeace took the wrong tactic in Peru stunt

The group must cooperate fully with the investigation into the vandalism at an ancient landmark.

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New US approach on Cuba is a welcome turning point

The US policy conversation can finally focus on half a century of atrocities committed by the island’s totalitarian government.

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Jonathan Gruber is a good economist but bad with PR

Gruber’s gaffes don’t detract from his policy expertise.

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Fall River vote highlights problems in recall elections

Officials need to take a second look at their laws to ensure that the wishes of voters are actually honored.

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Encouraging news on health care spending

A deep dive into the data through 2013 offers some reasons for optimism.

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Allston Esplanade could emerge from Pike project

The $260 million road project has potential to enlarge and reshape the parklands along the Charles River.

From best and brightest, the hits just keep on coming

“Whether the subject is business (chinese food) or health care (the so-called stupidity of the American voter), you can always depend on the best and brightest of Harvard and MIT showing you the way.” — Ed Craffey