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Appoint an independent prosecutor for Trump-Russia claims

If the president wants to put the lingering questions aside, he needs a clean bill of health from an impartial source.

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The Bella Bond story is not over

Progress has been made in reforming the Department of Children and Families. But children are still dying.

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Employer fee is necessary to support health care

With the state’s health care bills rising at unsustainable rates, Baker’s fee — or something strongly resembling it — will be necessary to steady the state’s budget.

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Striking a blow for privacy at the airport

Imagine an airport customs agent scrolling through your cellphone’s camera roll. It shouldn’t happen.

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States can lead the way in getting Trump, and other candidates, to disclose tax returns

Over the next few years, states will play a critical role in pushing back against Trumpism. But they will have to wage a smart resistance, lest it backfire.

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Congress must assert role in waging war

The proper forum for the debate over war is in the halls of Congress, not the confines of the Oval Office or, worse yet, a dinner table at Mar-a-Lago.

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Let Boston high schoolers start school later

A school bell that rings later could equal better academic performance.

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Mass. should diversify teaching force - and here’s how

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

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How to fight climate change without Washington

In terms of energy, Massachusetts was already planning for a Trump presidency way back in 2008.

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Delegitimizing hate

Schools and communities need to face the rise in hate speech and bigotry head-on.

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Don’t cut America’s digital lifeline

Why does FCC commissioner Ajit Pai want to take away low-income Internet access?

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Plowing into a snow-removal debate

The state should reconsider its traffic-slowing technique for highway snow removal.

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The undocumented: They’re all targets now

The US deportation binge will have unintended consequences.

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Are Senate Republicans finally waking up?

The collapse of Andrew Puzder’s nomination hopefully is a sign that the Republican Senate is waking up.

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Flynn’s resignation is a sign of chaos

President Trump’s next national security adviser must insist on the autonomy necessary to restore stability.

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Pushing back against science deniers

The upcoming Atlanta climate summit offers a viable way to push back when basic science and truthful discourse are at risk.

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Homegrown extremism is not limited to one religion

To focus only on Islamist terrorism will allow domestic extremism to fester as a serious threat.

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The MTA’s myopic agenda

The Massachusetts Teachers Association is pushing legislation to undermine key pillars of this state’s highly successful education-improvement effort.

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Welcome to the QVC presidency

The Trump White House and the Trump family business empire are now one self-dealing operation, designed to enhance the Trump brand.

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As new probe unfolds, time to abolish Suffolk probate

This is the perfect time to rethink the office of the Suffolk registry of probate, an obscure but important agency.

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Anachronistic Senate rule muzzles debate

Elizabeth Warren’s offense? Reading a letter from Coretta Scott King that criticized the civil rights record of Senator Jeff Sessions.

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IRS should not enforce silence from the pulpit

President Trump is partly right on the need to give clergy more leeway to talk politics from the pulpit.

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Trumpian excess has no place in Massachusetts

Beacon Hill legislators want to make sure a plan to send local inmates down to the Mexican border to build President Trump’s wall never materializes.

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Thank you, Patriots

Sunday’s Super Bowl victory was indeed one for the ages, a story of grit and skill and guts and never-say-die determination.

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Offering a new way forward for urban schools

Schools in innovation zones would be able to institute their own improvement plans and free themselves from district directives.