Boston is primed for Amazon

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Let’s be clear: Amazon is a natural fit for our city.

Opinion | Elizabeth Warren

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Bank lobbyists hate this new rule, and they’re pushing Congress hard to reverse it.


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Taking on Donald Trump puts the attorney general in the national spotlight.

Opinion | Barbara Madeloni

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Governor Baker should fire Paul Sagan for making illegal anonymous contributions to Yes on 2.

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

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Only once in our history have those closest to a president judged him, in effect, incapacitated.

Opinion | Niall Ferguson

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Imperceptibly, the foundations of the Republic have corroded.

Alex Beam

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Not everyone who fought for the South was either a slaveholder or a racist.


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Like it or not, NAFTA is here. It’s part of our economic life. And abandoning it suddenly would come with a cost.


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The high number of opt-out municipalities is hardly the only growing pain in the nascent Massachusetts pot industry.

Renée Graham

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Donald Trump is just the latest president to use a black woman to score cheap political points.

BLACKSBURG, VA - MAY 27: Virginia Tech mechanical engineering students (L-R) Lakshitha Dantanarayana, Chris Nogales, James Burton and James Paterson work all night to test the ESCHER robot the TREC (Terrestrial Robotics Engineering and Controls) Lab May 27, 2015 in Blacksburg, Virginia. Unlike many of the other 24 international teams competing in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Robotics Challenge, the students of Team Valor have built most of the semi-autonomous ESCHER (Electromechanical Series Compliant Humanoid for Emergency Response) robot from the ground up over the last three months. The winner of the simulated disaster-response course will take home a $2 million prize next week in Pomona, California. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Opinion | Chelsea Clinton

Young people are taking on the world’s most pressing challenges

Students are launching and expanding projects to address the difficult issues facing their generation.

Opinion | George J. Mitchell

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Many who have served in senior positions in Israel’s defense establishment are at odds with Benjamin Netanyahu’s stance.

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UMass Lowell is already leading in tech education

“UMass Lowell graduates are sought by industry, thanks to co-ops, internships, and research opportunities.” — Chancellor Jacqueline F. Moloney


Is there no room for arts and culture in the box?

“I was disappointed by the absence of any reference to arts and culture, whether as a challenge or an opportunity, or simply as speculation.” — Ron Mallis


A better sales pitch would have accentuated the positive

“If the Globe really wants Amazon to choose Boston, you should be highlighting all the positives the city can offer, not playing up the negatives.” — Matthew Collins


Cost concerns, nostalgia are not reason enough to boost building with wood

“There’s no substitute for the strength provided by concrete and steel-framing.” — Craig Dauphinais

From Globe Ideas

Ideas | Mark Peters

The charming evanescence of the pop-up

A pop-up event can make consumers feel like they’re making memories rather than just spending money.


A Boston story in 50 words

Be careful driving on Memorial Drive.

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