EDITORIAL

Trump budget imperils Superfund cleanup

The Superfund cleanup is at risk unless Congress has the courage to scuttle President Trump’s budget proposal.

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Trump’s cruel budget guts effective antipoverty tool

Trump’s budget reflects a pervasive philosophy that is destined to devastate the poor and near-poor,

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NIMBYism shouldn’t stall Charlestown project

An ambitious push to reshape public housing in Charlestown is too important to let stall in the face of mounting neighborhood concerns about traffic and tall buildings.

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In Manchester, facing insidious trauma with communal strength

The most vital defense against evil is a resilient community, capable of withstanding the nihilism of terrorist violence.

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White House needs data, not word clouds, on health care

If ever there was a time for careful, sober, fact-and-data-driven policy analysis, that time is now.

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Lowell should dismantle ‘majority rule’ system

Right now, there’s not enough democracy to be had in Lowell.

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Don’t declaw — it’s cruel and unnecessary

Although the practice of declawing cats is on the wane, some landlords in Massachusetts require it.

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Trump’s shameful silence on Turkish protest

President Trump had nothing to say after Turkish security guards violently attacked protesters in Washington. That’s reprehensible.

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Visa hassles may hit seasonal business hard

A faltering visa program for foreign guest workers could hit businesses on the Cape & Islands hard this summer.

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Mueller was the right choice — now Congress must follow suit

Naming a special counsel could restore a measure of confidence in the integrity of the investigation into Russian interference in last year’s election.

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Ambulance firms try to take insurers for a ride

The Legislature should nix ambulance companies’ desire to leverage higher rates for their services.

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Aim prison budgets at rehabilitation

Massachusetts policy makers aren’t living up to their end of the bargain on criminal justice reform.

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The Trump administration is criminalizing Haitian refugees

It didn’t take long for Haitians to find out how President Trump really feels about them.

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The failed system that cost two doctors their lives

Two systems of checks and balances failed, and two doctors died.

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The Russia scandal isn’t Watergate. That doesn’t make it better

Comparisons to the Saturday Night Massacre are too limiting, and let Donald Trump off too easily.

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Will Congress step up after Comey firing?

After President Trump’s bombshell announcement, the nation is at a crossroads.

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Measuring the cost of ‘winning’ in Afghanistan

As the Trump administration considers escalating the war, Americans should look hard at the costs.

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GOP circus distracts from Russian perfidy

By failing to take Monday’s hearing seriously, too many GOP senators are shying away from doing their jobs.

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Biggest loser in French election? Tech companies

The French election exposes how little tech companies have improved since their failures during the US election.

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Follow the data, governor: sites for injections work

With hundreds and hundreds of people dying of opioid overdoses every year, policymakers should be willing to take some chances here.

Editorial

Trump order endangers access to contraception

Study after study has found that free access to contraception cuts down the number of unwanted pregnancies — but President Trump wants to change that.

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The catastrophe of Trumpcare

It’s up to Republicans in the Senate to be the responsible members of their party and stop this legislation in its tracks.

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Relieving the parking woes at Logan

The parking freeze is outdated, but Massport should move on from it in a way that serves the whole community best.

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Racist heckling at Fenway pulls Boston into the ugly past

The mayor started a city-sponsored dialogue on racism last year. If incidents like this have an upside, it’s that they demonstrate just how urgently needed those discussions remain.

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Shadow rules in Copley too stiff a price for tower

Concerns about shade shouldn’t play an outsize role in future development.