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A touch of geekiness lifts the White House

President Obama’s efforts to increase the number of administration officials with expertise in science and engineering set a powerful example for future administrations.

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US should forbid the import of lion ‘trophies’

If such a policy makes one wealthy hunter think twice about spending his money to bag a lion, it’ll be worth the effort.

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Widett Circle offers Walsh a chance to reshape the city

If the city’s failed Olympics bid accomplished anything, it was to kindle a conversation about the future of a little-known section of Boston.

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The most expensive weapon in history must get more affordable

The F-35 shows that thinking big doesn’t always pay, especially when it comes to military procurement.

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Transportation mess spotlights D.C. dysfunction

The federal transportation trust fund is running out of money, and if Congress were working properly there’d be a straightforward solution.

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New requirements needed on lead paint

For the sake of the health of the state’s children, a fresh approach is needed.

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Boy Scouts usher in an inclusive era

Racing to catch up with modern America, the Boy Scouts ended their ban on openly gay leaders. This is a welcome outcome.

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A final blow to Boston’s Olympic bid

The bid elicited a citywide conversation about Boston’s future, and the challenge now is to keep that forward-looking energy going.

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Anonymous migrant graves deserve humane policy solution

Authorities must work together to stop unnecessary suffering for families of those who perish at the US-Mexico border.

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Collapse of New Bedford plan signals caution on Southeastern Mass. casinos

The plan’s demise renews questions about whether any large resort casino can succeed in the region.

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Milk Street medical marijuana facility deserves city approval

Memories of the old Combat Zone seem to haunt the dispensary’s opponents, but a small, highly secure facility poses no threat to the neighborhood’s comeback.

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Lift travel and trade restrictions on Cuba

The removal of the Draconian embargo is long overdue.

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Kendall Square’s growth will require sharp transportation plans

As the city considers inviting developers to construct a 500-foot building, it’s important to create better transit connections.

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Where’s Charlie Baker on public records overhaul?

A bill that would give the state’s public records law some teeth could use a boost from the governor.

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Mass. should rethink child support debt

Interest and penalty payments can exacerbate the problem.

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State should close the book on Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

We honor the victims more by listening to their stories and allowing them to move on outside the adversarial atmosphere of the courtroom.

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Making the end of life part of health care

A proposal by Medicare to reimburse doctors for end-of-life conversations with patients deserves support.

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Fair housing creates stronger communities

Local officials should embrace the Obama administration’s new guidelines.

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Bringing an end to film tax credits

It’s time for Massachusetts to take a cue from other states and turn off the spigot for Hollywood.

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Governor Baker should approve EITC deal

Although some business organizations oppose the way it would be financed, Baker should give his blessing.

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Iran deal is better than no deal at all

For the time being, this accord resolves one of the most pressing foreign policy challenges facing the world.

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Bring back bilingual education for Boston schools

Tommy Chang, the incoming superintendent, understands the need to expand dual-language program opportunities.

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Charlie Baker’s MBTA board needs to get to work

The new board won’t be able to fix all that ails the agency by the winter, but it must at least be able to demonstrate progress.

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Autonomy and stability key for Boston Public Schools

Talented educators — free to try new ideas — will bring the best results for the students and the city.

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Miscarriage of justice in El Salvador — and the US

We don’t have to look overseas to find examples of women being sent to jail for miscarrying or trying to end their pregnancies.

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