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Gun safety takes a step forward on Beacon Hill

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Gun safety activism is paying off on Beacon Hill.

Opinion | Alan S. Blinder

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The problem is that, while the arithmetic works, the politics often doesn’t.

SCOT LEHIGH

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Quiet negotiations are underway on Beacon Hill to hammer out a compromise on three ballot question matters.

Opinion | Andrew J. Bacevich

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As is so often the case with this president, the generals got their way.

EDITORIAL

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The next commuter rail contract needs to toughen driver safety requirements.

Opinion | Edward J. Markey and Tom Wheeler

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The Internet has always been free and open, and it must stay that way.

Opinion | Wendy Foster

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A major divide persists between Boston’s high school students who achieve their college dreams and those who don’t.

JOAN VENNOCHI

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The former first lady led her family with love, and played political hardball when necessary.

Opinion | Margery Eagan

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Famous men accused of abuse are riding a wave of “himpathy” to win back their careers

Opinion | David Scharfenberg

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The legislation fell short in failing to make bold changes on how to handle young adults.

SCOT LEHIGH

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All of our modern presidents have felt the need to affect a presidential persona in public. Not Donald Trump.

Opinion | Ward Sutton

Republicans’ red wave in the 2018 elections

Paul Ryan announced he will not seek reelection. Could there still be hope for the GOP?

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Michael A. Cohen

Racism and white privilege in America

When your skin is white, racism is something of a thought experiment — it’s not a daily experience of frustration, annoyance, humiliation, and fear.

Renée Graham

Nikki Haley plays the long game, no matter the cost

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

Opinion | Alan S. Blinder

Why economists like free trade but politicians don’t

The problem is that, while the arithmetic works, the politics often doesn’t.

Letters

Harsh light on Cambridge police response

The police response to an incident in Cambridge has drawn rebuke and calls for scrutiny.

From Globe Ideas

Ideas | Alan Stone

25 years ago in Waco

With a quarter century of hindsight, it’s still not clear how the deadly raid in Waco turned so tragically wrong.

Ideas | Justin T. Clark

Building Boston to shape morality

Amid political strife in antebellum Boston, reformers turned to “visual literacy” for solutions.

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