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Boston’s Olympic bid needs bigger ambitions

What are the problems of Boston in 2015 that Mayor Walsh wants Boston 2024 to solve, and where are the opportunities the strongest?

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Tesla batteries a welcome challenge to energy market

Power companies should be watching very closely.

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Preventing student suicides starts with understanding

College students need to know that part of being a strong, healthy adult is knowing when to seek help.

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Wellness bill in Congress raises privacy concerns

Allowing companies to quiz workers on their genetic backgrounds poses a risk to employees who might not want to disclose their histories.

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Herbal supplements require stronger federal regulations

First written and passed into law in 1994, the current regulations are inadequate and out of date.

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Charlie Baker’s pause on convention center expansion was appropriate

The governor set the stage for a long-overdue reassessment of the state’s role in the convention business.

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Pilot program for postpartum depression deserves approval

Establishing postpartum depression as a legitimate public health issue has proven to be difficult, despite its prevalence.

Studded as it is with stars, Boston 2024 board doesn’t reflect the public

“If everyone’s concerns are to be considered, it is imperative that the board be expanded to include more everyday citizens.” — Paul Kirshen

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Who sought leniency for David Petraeus?

The public — as well as other leakers like Edward Snowden and Chelsea Manning — deserve to know.

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Boston councilor’s sunscreen plan is worth trying

With the rates of skin cancer on the rise, providing free sunblock could actually be a boon to the Hub’s residents.

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Venezuela’s medical crisis requires world’s attention

The South American country’s growing medical collapse deserves a significant dose of humanitarian aid from near and far.

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Charlie Baker should put the brakes on Daly Field plan

The governor shouldn’t approve the lease to Simmons College unless he concludes there’s no other way to get improvements for the property.

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Phone rates for prison inmates exploitative, counterproductive

It’s quite a business model: Set predatory high rates for a captive population that has no other communication options.

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Important MBTA reform from the State House

Lawmakers will debate freeing the T from the constraints of the anti-privatization Pacheco Law for five years.

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Public owed an explanation on breathalyzer glitch

Potentially hundreds of charges of operating under the influence across the state can be legally challenged now.

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Overdue Purple Hearts for Fort Hood victims

It eventually required an act of Congress to compel the military to do the right thing.

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US needs to maintain a sure hand in Yemen

Yemen is far too important geopolitically to be treated as an afterthought.

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Headlights on, insurance surcharge out

A new state law on headlights allows insurance companies to potentially tack hundreds of dollars onto a policy holder’s premium.

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Japan must take responsibility for its past

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe hails from a political faction in Japan that downplays past atrocities.

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How we learned to stop worrying and love fluoridated water

There is a movement underway to stop adding fluoride to water, even though the practice has improved Americans’ dental care.

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US should recognize Armenian genocide

Each passing day is another opportunity lost for American political leaders to live up to the refrain of “never again.”

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State should offer Long Island rehab centers a new home

Last year’s abrupt closure of the bridge put the work of several nonprofits in jeopardy.

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Ben Affleck needs a reality check

You can edit truth out of movies, but not out of family history.

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Rewards of diplomacy from a thaw in US-Cuba relations

A more open, flexible policy toward Havana has brought Washington more flexibility.

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Success Boston gives city kids a better shot at college

Low college-completion rates represent a wholesale loss of potential workers for Massachusetts.