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Elena Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor adopt Supreme Court’s videophobia

The two have backed away from positions that favored cameras in the nation’s highest court.

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Baker’s buyout proposal offers roadmap for humane cuts

Mass. lawmakers should realize that the savings from the governor’s plan could help take pressure off other programs.

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The truth is out there — but not necessarily in museums

A controversial move by the Great Barrington Historical Society and Museum to accept an account of UFO encounters can serve as a word to the wise.

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Waterfront plan should preserve tunnel for future North-South Rail Link

Someday, when the financial and political stars align to build the tunnel, efforts today to keep the route viable will pay off.

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New college rating system shows merit

The suggested framework shows potential to temper the allure of big names with the simple facts of affordability and career outcomes.

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Busing crisis earns rightful place in school curriculum

This marks an important milestone in providing perspective and lessons to students about the city’s relatively recent and troubled past.

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Hit pause on search for new Boston school superintendent

If transparency and public input are to be a critical part of the decision, the School Committee should delay the vote scheduled for Tuesday.

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Benjamin Netanyahu hurts Israel by wading into US politics

There is nothing illicit about the Israeli prime minister’s visit, but it will mark an unsavory breach of diplomatic protocol.

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Boston-only alcohol tax would be an unfair burden

The tax proposed by two city councilors is well-meaning but misguided.

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Boston should have clear rules for space savers

The city should stop giving the practice any semi-official sanction.

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Baker’s MBTA panel needs to provide fresh thinking, concrete steps

It’s tempting to dismiss the creation of yet another committee of experts to figure out what’s ailing the MBTA, given Beacon Hill’s willingness to ignore the findings of past blue ribbon panels. But the latest MBTA advisory panel, assembled by Governor Charlie Baker, deserves a chance to do its job.

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Federal diet committee aims at the right target: sugar

These guidelines provide a sensible foundation for building an optimum diet for better health.

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Shocking video of Pasco, Wash., police killing must prompt inquiry

It’s clear from the video that the victim posed no serious risk to the officers, and a more proportionate response was called for.

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FEMA should recognize that Mass. needs help this winter

Boston alone has received more than eight feet of snow so far, making it the second snowiest on record.

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DCF workers need the right training to make tough calls

It’s precisely because of the sensitivity of the decisions the agency must make that it should show the public it has the most thorough training possible.

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Congress should set new rules for combating terrorists

The new authorization for war should replace, not supplement, the 2001 authorization.

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Hit payday lenders with new rules — and new competition

The fundamental problem is a lack of access to credit for the working poor.

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Vatican’s outdated rules on divorce, annulment need reform

The Catholic Church forces people to decide between staying in an unfulfilling marriage or, as Pope Francis put it, be “excommunicated de facto.”

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Adopt security ideas in Sandy Hook report

While focused on Conn., the findings of a new special commission report have applicability everywhere.

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Tougher safety regulations needed for shipping oil by rail

Last week’s incident in West Virginia is an urgent reminder that the government needs to move quickly to adopt proposed measures.

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‘Countering Violent Extremism’ puts a narrow focus on Muslims

President Obama is adamant that the program is not meant to target Muslim Americans. Yet nearly every element of it suggests otherwise.

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Germany, EU must help Greeks recover from austerity

Friday’s agreement, which would extend the bailout for four months if it wins formal approval, did nothing to help ease the conditions that led to Syriza’s election.

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US economy can’t afford a West Coast port impasse

Due to the size of the ports involved, this labor dispute has ramifications even in Boston.

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After record snowfall, push back state standardized tests

A mild disruption now is far better than the havoc that artificially low test scores will have.

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Push ahead on immigration after judicial setback in Texas

Despite an eleventh-hour roadblock from a federal judge, the bigger issue looms.