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Lawmakers tackle secret court hearings

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Two bills before the Legislature could reform clerk-magistrate hearing system of “secret courts.”

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Defrocking a cardinal for sexual abuse is a big deal. But true reform will come when the Catholic Church has policies that apply to everyone.

Opinion | Francesco C. Cesareo

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The bishops have continually ignored the advice and counsel of laity in addressing the sexual abuse crisis.

Renée Graham

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Here we are — again — embroiled in another pointless debate about who is and isn’t black enough.

JEFF JACOBY

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A sweeping new study finds no evidence that requiring voters to show ID before voting suppresses minority turnout.

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Opinion | Bernard-Henri Lévy

The real national emergency

The United States is focused on an invented Latin American peril rather than the fact that it is being duped by scheming autocrats.

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South Boston senator Nick Collins has made a strange alliance and risks a City Hall rift to get his way on seasonal licenses for these popular outdoor taps.

Opinion | Michael D’Antonio

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Trump’s biographer says the president indulges in projection because he thinks he should be better than he is.Trump indulges in projection because he thinks he should be better than he is.

JOAN VENNOCHI

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With UMass Amherst’s purchase of Mount Ida college, the potential for overlap with UMass Boston is already clear.

Opinion | Jennifer C. Braceras

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The argument over Betsy DeVos’s proposed Title IX regulations hinges on due process.

Dan Wasserman

The Trump emergency meltdown

There’s a national emergency in the United States, it’s just not the one President Trump announced.

Letters

Letters

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A story about one mother’s loss of her children to state custody stirred readers to highlight the need for more outside help.

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Opinion | Jesse M. Fried and Charles C.Y. Wang

Senators take aim at the buyback boogeyman

Legislation could threaten not only the capital markets but the workers and communities the senators claim to care about.

JOAN VENNOCHI

Is Cardinal Sean O’Malley throwing the pope under the altar?

Is Cardinal Sean O’Malley trying to rescue Pope Francis — or replace him?

Letters

GE in Boston . . . Amazon in NYC . . . seemed like ‘good’ ideas at the time

The shifting plans of GE, in Boston, and Amazon, in New York, have renewed focus on tax breaks.

Editorial

Pope Francis has a chance to clean up clergy sex abuse. It’s now or never

Defrocking a cardinal for sexual abuse is a big deal. But true reform will come when the Catholic Church has policies that apply to everyone.

From Globe Ideas

Ideas | Tina Cassidy

White women skewing conservative is a decades-long trend, but their power may be waning

For 100 years, the predominantly male political machine has been wrestling with that question. Now, women may finally get to answer it themselves.

Ideas | Aimee Ortiz

Why the FBI investigated Isaac Asimov

Scientists know things. Important things. And for years, that’s terrified the FBI.

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