Michael A. Cohen

Michelle Obama’s triumph

Delegates hold up signs supporting Michelle Obama at the Democratic National Convention Monday.

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Mrs. Obama’s speech took on Trump’s vision of the country, embedding the experience of black and female Americans into the nation’s larger story.

Senator Elizabeth Warren delivers remarks Monday at the Democratic National Convention.

JOAN VENNOCHI

The left puts the heat on Warren

Elizabeth Warren’s embrace of Hillary Clinton is angering progressives who prefer purity over victory.

Senator  Elizabeth Warren speaks at the Democratic National Convention on Monday.

ERIC FEHRNSTROM

Warren’s future lies in Clinton’s defeat

Make no mistake: This is Elizabeth Warren’s party. Hillary Clinton just wants to rent it for the next eight years.

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 25: Bernie Sanders supporters march through downtown on the first day of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on July 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The convention is expected to attract thousands of protesters, members of the media and Democratic delegates to the City of Brotherly Love. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Michael A. Cohen

It’s up to Bernie Sanders to fix the Democratic Party

Disunity could create a major political problem for Hillary Clinton, and it is Sanders’ responsibility to fix it.

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Opinion | Max Page and Dan Clawson

The end of tuition

Free public higher education has gone mainstream.

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DANTE RAMOS

Better transportation? For now, charity begins at home

Beacon Hill should help cities and towns scrape together their own seed money for transit projects.

Everest Institute sign is seen in a office building in Silver Spring, Md., Tuesday, July 8, 2014. The dozen campuses that for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. is closing operate under the Everest name and are scattered in 11 different states, the company announced. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

EDITORIAL

In higher education, it’s time to watch the watchdogs

College accreditors need to be part of the solution to college debt.

epaselect epa05438361 US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (R) introduces her Vice Presidential candidate Senator Tim Kaine (L) at Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA, 23 July 2016. EPA/RHONA WISE

JOAN VENNOCHI

If there’s a ‘Hillary standard,’ Clinton has earned it

Hillary Clinton has to honestly admit her honesty problem.

Opinion | Madeleine May Kunin

If you’re female and running for president, you better be perfect

Men wear imperfection comfortably and voters are forgiving of any mistakes. Not so for women.

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EDITORIAL

Don’t let the earned income tax deal die on Beacon Hill

The earned income tax deal is a reasonable tool in the fight against income inequality, and should be approved.

Dan Wasserman

Editorial cartoon: When Donald met Vladimir

Strongmen buddies.

Ronald Wilson Reagan, the 40th president of the United States. A former actor and president of the Screen Actors Guild, he was elected governor of California in 1966 and US president in 1981. He is standing in front of a sign reading 'Let's Make America Great Again', during his electoral campaign. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)

JEFF JACOBY

The Republican and Democratic brands endure, even if their core beliefs don’t

Political parties change. In the long run, there are no immutable Republican or Democratic values.

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Letters

AG makes broad overreach in issuing gun law directive

“Healey’s directive to gun manufacturers and dealers is tantamount to new legislation, and it was submitted with insufficient notice, no hearing, and no vote.” — Jonathan Argov

Letters

Healey’s one-woman effort against assault weapons is a welcome step

“The fact that the effort was unilateral, without negotiation with the gun industry, is of little concern.” — Steve Kramer

Letters

Law-abiding citizens lose when rules are imposed by fiat

“It is mistaken to respond to violence and terror by infringing on the rights of law-abiding citizens.” — JR Johnson

Letters

Consider how well Mass. system works before overhauling bail and pretrial statute

“We must ensure that any new bail procedure is at least as effective as the present system in getting defendants to appear for trial.” — James J. Foley

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Labor (and delivery) market

And more surprising insights from the social sciences.

Ideas | Kovie Biakolo

Bleaching blackness is about more than racism

Why are so many humans uncomfortable in the skin they’re in?

Opinion

Globe editorial board: Ban assault weapons now

The US has been pummeled by gun violence. One class of gun, the AR-15 style, has largely made it possible. We can make it stop. 

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