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Nuclear energy must be part of climate change strategy

Massachusetts leaders should not lose sight of the long-term benefits of nuclear energy.

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Correction: We regret the error

A Podium piece was removed because it appeared in another publication.

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The Scottish vote: Precedent or Pandora’s Box?

The referendum reflects the fact that secessionist aspirations need not always lead to violent conflict.

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A penny for the courts

We need the legislature to find another penny in each tax dollar for our state courts.

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After Ebola: Rebuilding Liberia’s health care infrastructure

A fleet of emergency shelters, tents, and other short-term strategies are inadequate not only for safe patient isolation, but also in the long-term.

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Disabled students need proper technology, but TEACH Act isn’t the answer

Terry Hartle of the American Council on Education takes issue with the TEACH Act

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Remembering James Foley: ‘His heart grew so big’

The reaction of Foley’s parents to his death is inspiring and instructive, Janet Wu writes.

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The enduring legacy of national service

Alan D. Solomont, dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University, celebrates the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps.

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Obesity epidemic: Lose now, save later

Insurers and Medicare are still not adequately funding weight loss treatment. That’s short-sighted.

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Teaching kids respect for guns doesn’t infringe on gun rights

I want to teach my daughter how to handle a gun, but I’m not willing for her to die doing so, writes educator and community advocate Susan Hamilton.

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On education technology, college lobbyists are keeping disabled students behind

Kyle Shachmut asks why university lobbyists are objecting to accessible technologies.

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Busing in Boston — 40 years later

Lew Finfer of the Massachusetts Communities Action Network tells why forced busing in Boston was a failure.

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Run toward your future

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Heather Abbott has some inspiring advice for students.

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The road to Gaza’s demilitarization

The demilitarization of Hamas in Gaza is key to lasting peace, writes Israel’s Consul General Yehuda Yaakov.

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An essential movement in the face of wage inequality

Organized labor is key in the fight against income disparity, writes Veronica Turner of 1199SEIU.

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Remembering James Foley: ‘His heart grew so big’

The reaction of Foley’s parents to his death is inspiring and instructive, Janet Wu writes.

To improve medical care, enlist pharmacists

Prescription to improve health care access: Your local pharmacist.

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Don’t forget the cause behind Ice Bucket Challenge

In a post-ice-bucket-world, will any more people actually know what ALS is?

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Westfield State trustees at fault in Dobelle debacle

Despite president’s past misdeeds, trustees failed to put safeguards in place, Mark C. Rogers writes.

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‘A sharp turn for the worse’ in Burma

Secretary of State John Kerry needs to press Burma on genuine democratization, writes retired Globe editorial writer Alan Berger.

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Safe access for women

Planned Parenthood President Marty Walz describes passage of a new law that responded to the Supreme Court’s ruling on the state’s buffer zone law.

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Expanding educational opportunity

A scholarship tax credit law could expand educational opportunity for students from low-income families while remaining revenue neutral for the state, write Ken Ardon of Salem State University and Jason Bedrick of the Cato Institute.

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Gordon College was misrepresented

Gordon College has been unfairly characterized with its so-called “request to discriminate,” writes Rev. Ray Hammond.

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A bittersweet Eid

This year’s Muslim celebration of Eid is tempered by the Boston Marathon bombings and violence in the Middle East.

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The long goodbye

Parishioner Arthur McCaffrey reflects on a decade of fighting to keep his church open.

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Help for patients with chronic diseases

The Legislature should pass a bill that caps out-of-pocket expenses for patients with chronic and rare diseases, writes Diane Lima of of the New England Hemophilia Association.

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Israel wanted Gaza to thrive

Alan M. Dershowitz writes that Hamas actions forced Israel to impose blockade.

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The cost of war

Senator Bernie Sanders urges passage of a bill that addresses problems facing the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Close the energy loophole

The state should be allowed to buy back unmetered streetlights from the utilities that own them, says state senator Brian A. Joyce

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Deprivation in Gaza Strip

Sara Roy of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University describes the deteriorating conditions in Gaza.

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