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Marriott tipping plan draws attention to housekeepers’ needs

For guests who sleep better knowing that the hotel workers are treated fairly, it’s always safest to tip.

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Bicyclists need their own rules: Brookline police won’t pursue ‘Idaho stops’

Permitting the practice would gratify a lot of cycling advocacy groups.

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Scotland vote is a big win for democracy

The fight between competing ideals — and the passion of an electorate that turned out in droves — caught the world’s attention.

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Martha Coakley, Charlie Baker take note: Head-to-head debates help

The gubernatorial campaign has now reached a stage that could be termed “the debate over debates.”

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Containing Ebola: Better late than never

Voluntary efforts cannot substitute for a concerted multinational response.

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Congress must break the green gridlock

The promise of the Land and Water Conservation Fund has been broken.

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Track workers face transition; gaming panel should help

Devising a plan to soften the blow should be the first priority of the commission at its next meeting.

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Air Force suddenly forgets religious freedom

The right of Americans to substitute a nonreligious affirmation for a required oath is well-established.

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Social Security reaps a windfall from undocumented workers

One of the ironies of the challenging financial future faced by the Social Security Administration is a seldom-discussed fact.

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Ending a civil war: Colombia cracks the code?

At least one seemingly intractable guerrilla war — Latin America’s longest — may be coming to an end.

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Startups shouldn’t be held to Detroit’s business model

Monday’s Supreme Judicial Court ruling will allow Tesla to keep selling its cars in Massachusetts — for now.

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Mary Bonauto’s MacArthur grant: Social change takes genius

There are same-sex couples nationwide who have never heard of Bonauto — but owe their marriages to her.

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Wynn decision gives Mass. voters needed clarity

As the fall campaign heats up, having real plans in real communities on the table should help keep both sides honest.

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National Hispanic Heritage Month is not just for marketing

What started as a cultural tribute has evolved into a bland, and often patronizing, opportunity.

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Blackstone case shows need to help neighbors step in

The most important question residents should ask themselves is what they can do to prevent child neglect and abuse.

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Mass. must take steps to comply with federal driver’s license law

Massachusetts has resisted the law because of the cost and difficulty of compliance and because of the implications of the system for immigrants.

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Hub of the fitness universe?

The Boston area hasn’t received much attention lately for drawing hardcore athletic types. That may be changing.

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Marching toward inclusion

The fight over gays in New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is all but over, with the news that a gay group will be allowed to participate.

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Beacon Hill needs legislative fiscal office

Local legislators will be able to vote more confidently on bills when they can see the pricetag.

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U2 and Apple: Tough times in the music industry

In an unusual move last week, U2 turned the release of its latest album into a promotional stunt for Apple Inc.

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Boston police wisely jettison outmoded civil service exams

The new test will be well worth the price if the most experienced and well-rounded officers rise through the ranks.

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Given a fair shot, more Moultons would win

Seth Moulton won Tuesday in part because he had something too many other primary challengers lack: an even playing field.

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Bitcoin at MIT: Fun, but only for the tech-savvy

Surely bitcoin deserves the skepticism with which it’s been greeted, but if it can work anywhere, it’s at MIT.

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Obama’s ISIS strategy most viable option, but still carries risks

Bombing from the air might succeed in destroying ISIS, but something just as bad could sprout in its place.

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Ballot listings are arbitrary and misleading

The rules that govern the spot on the ballot where candidates list their backgrounds need to be less restrictive.