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Next prison commissioner must embrace reform, independent oversight

An independent authority’s greatest role would be to assure the public that all reports of prisoner abuse are investigated fairly and thoroughly.

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Baker’s good example in releasing tax returns

Charlie Baker, the likely Republican nominee for governor, has bucked a recent trend among some gubernatorial candidates in Mass.

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Boorish host, gutless station

Entercom suspended Kirk Minihane not immediately after his recent comments but when it learned it would lose advertising dollars.

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Superintendents fail to set an example for students on citing sources

When offering platitudes, at least make sure they’re your own.

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Boston schools go too far with audio surveillance of school buses

Recording every word out of a student’s mouth raises serious privacy concerns.

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Retroactive justice for non-violent drug offenders

Treatment is a far better option than prison for many of these individuals.

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Obama must clear his own path on immigration

President Obama would be wise, in the absence of clearer guidelines from Congress, to pursue a pragmatic middle ground.

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A striking monument to Edna St. Vincent Millay

Steepletop, the farm just across the New York border from the Berkshire hills, is where the poet’s life and work came together.

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‘Safe Access Bill’ protects women and free speech

Those who bemoaned the Supreme Court’s decision to invalidate the buffer zone should give the new law a chance to work.

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Walsh’s new tech chief faces challenges, opportunities

If Jascha Franklin-Hodge chooses initiatives carefully and deploys resources creatively, the city will benefit.

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Tony Dungy strikes out in swing at Michael Sam

One would think that a little sensitivity would be in order.

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Mass. must rethink how it manages technology

Software projects are getting too large — and too expensive — to be entrusted to one firm alone.

Porous borders lead to poor policy

Joseph Mastriani: Nations have borders for reasons of sovereignty and application of law. Why is ignoring this simple principle so appealing to so many?

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New York’s ‘poor door’ conjures some ugly images

The two-door setup defeats the fundamental idea behind inclusionary housing.

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Jury cracks down hard on Beacon Hill’s corrupt culture

The overall verdict in the probation case should prompt deeper introspection.

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Salary of convention center director shouldn’t automatically go up

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority should tie any additional salary or bonuses for Jim Rooney to his ability to meet benchmarks.

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Senate should keep for-profit debt outfits out of Mass.

For-profit debt counseling companies, which often take huge fees, are looking for a foothold in Mass.

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Goats replace weed whackers in Hyde Park

The goats in Hyde Park are a natural way to get rid of pesky plants.

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Standing up for a good boss

The controversy around Market Basket is about an idea that’s become almost quaint: a boss that workers love.

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Netanyahu should consider future costs of Gaza invasion

Israel’s immediate gains risk exacerbating the long-term problem, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s stance calls into question the viability of a two-state solution.

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In looting crash site, Ukrainian separatists show contempt for victims

No justification exists for the disrespectful abuse of passengers’ remains and the delay in giving access to outside inspectors.

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A successful Donna Summer roller disco party

The party last Friday at City Hall Plaza attracted a large and far more diverse crowd than most public events in Boston.

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Gordon College faces a choice

The college in Wenham must end gay discrimination or give up federal funds.

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Police chiefs need discretion to deny guns to dangerous people

Lawmakers shouldn’t let the gun lobby wedge itself between the police and public safety.

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With unopposed races, Mass. shortchanges democracy

Many are dissuaded from getting in the arena by the whopping campaign war chests that state law permits incumbents to amass.