Opinion | Margery Eagan

Why is Clarence Thomas still on the Supreme Court?

Clarence Thomas spoke in February at the Library of Congress.

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Thomas remains on the court, unchallenged, unprotested, with all we know now about sexual harassment and other accusations against him.

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Opinion | Richard North Patterson

The world pays for Trump’s indifference to human rights

Our allies and all those hoping for democracy and human rights must be encouraged to stand against their enemies.

EDITORIAL

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While the composition of the US Supreme Court is critical to the future of Roe v. Wade, so is the state-by-state battle to maintain reasonable access to legal abortion.

Alex Beam

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Don’t hate the player, hate the game, the saying goes. When it comes to golf, I loathe them both.

RENÉE LOTH

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The Department of Transportation has a rare second chance to correct a mid-century misdeed with a future-focused urban design plan.

Ideas | David Scharfenberg

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The check has to be one of the strangest objects of the digital age — utterly obsolete, but somehow totally essential.

IDEAS | STEPHANIE EBBERT

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From “pussyhats” to “hir” and “zir,” the Globe’s gender-affairs beat reporter tries to reconcile a fast-moving national conversation with stodgy newspaper style.

OPINION | Chuck Collins

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Luxury buildings drive up housing costs, suck up energy, and help rich people warehouse wealth. In exchange, they should pay a lot more than property taxes.

Michael A. Cohen

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It’s hard to think of a more egregious example of putting party ahead of country than McConnell’s behavior.

Renée Graham

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Few seem as determined as Haley to emerge unscathed from the wreckage of the Trump presidency.

JEFF JACOBY

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Relentless profanity is both a cause and an effect of the coarsening of American society.

Editorial

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The costs of blocking financing for a new natural gas pipeline in New England — both financial and environmental — are already piling up.

Ideas | Sage Stossel

Hollywood reboots for the Trump presidency

After the return of “Roseanne,” other famous reboots are in the works.

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Opinion | Richard North Patterson

The world pays for Trump’s indifference to human rights

Our allies and all those hoping for democracy and human rights must be encouraged to stand against their enemies.

Letters

Fighting words from a pair of Harvard heavy hitters

Nancy Gertner and Alan Dershowitz are sparring over Robert Mueller’s reputation.

Letters

An accessory never out of fashion

I “have been assured by many of discerning taste that vogue is what [bowties] have been in all along.”

Letters

While wind is key to our future, offshore oil drilling belongs in the past

“An ‘all-of-the-above’ energy strategy is a shortsighted and risky approach.”

From Globe Ideas

Ideas | David Scharfenberg

Paper checks forever?

The check has to be one of the strangest objects of the digital age — utterly obsolete, but somehow totally essential.

OPINION | Chuck Collins

Time to tax the ‘swanktuaries’

Luxury buildings drive up housing costs, suck up energy, and help rich people warehouse wealth. In exchange, they should pay a lot more than property taxes.

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