Opinion | Jessica Stern

Attacks on soft targets likely to get worse

People link arms as they attend a vigil in Albert Square, Manchester, England, Tuesday May 23, 2017, the day after the suicide attack at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 people dead as it ended on Monday night. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

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As ISIS loses territory, its ability to carry out such attacks will be enhanced.

Opinion | Steven W. Tompkins

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Why are correctional budgets growing when funding for so many worthy state programs has diminished?

Renée Graham

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The murder of Richard Collins III should be investigated as an act of terrorism.

Opinion | Michael A. Cohen

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What more evidence could possibly be needed that President Trump has committed a high crime and misdemeanor?

JOAN VENNOCHI

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Throwing around the r-word seems like a stretch when Mystic Valley Regional Charter School has impressive academic success for its students of color.

EDITORIAL

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If ever there was a time for careful, sober, fact-and-data-driven policy analysis, that time is now.

Opinion | Venkat Sumantran, Charles Fine, and David Gonsalvez

How to improve Boston’s infrastructure future

The Go Boston 2030 plan can and should be more ambitious.

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Friday, May 12, 2017. (Alexei Nikolsky/Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Opinion | Richard North Patterson

Casting off illusions about Russia

President Trump is deluded in ignoring the aims of Vladimir Putin to undermine the US and Western democracy.

EDITORIAL

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Right now, there’s not enough democracy to be had in Lowell.

Opinion | Ellen Parker and Ronald E. Kleinman

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Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s intention to roll back nutrition standards for school lunches is a mistake.

Dan Wasserman

Mourning for Manchester

Editorial cartoonist Dan Wasserman reacts to the Manchester attack.

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In giving aid, lawmakers ought to consider public colleges as an investment

“The Legislature needs to be mindful of the value proposition our community colleges and state universities provide Massachusetts’ students.” — John Cox

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Love and marriage across the color line

When it comes to family, the American people have internalized the conviction that racial categories are only skin deep.

Letters

Cumulative voting promotes fairer, more conensus-based government

“An all-white leadership of a culturally diverse city is hampered in its reasoning.” — Martha Karchere

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Lowell should look to Cambridge as a model for a voting system

Proportional representation “has assured Cambridge minority representation on the City Council for three-quarters of a century.” — David Wylie

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