Opinion | Kitty Dukakis

Governor Baker, please take the liquor ads off the T

A liqour ad engulfed a Green Line train before former Mass. governor Deval Patrick took office.

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How can you be serious about cutting down on addiction in the Commonwealth when you are using public property to get people to drink?


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On Thursday, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre was trafficking in cross-eyed conspiratorial craziness.


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Most of what Americans know about MS-13 comes from an unreliable source: President Trump.


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School students from Parkland, Fla. to Newton are fighting for a noble cause. Adults should follow at the voting booth.


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If WBUR is to change, shouldn’t the “crony culture” change, too?


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The Russia probe shows social media platforms need to rein in their rampaging platforms.

A Lighter Take | Debra A. Klein

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What other presidential crib notes does Trump carry around to get through the day?

Michael A. Cohen

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Mitt Romney’s latest flip-flop speaks volumes about Republicans.

Opinion | Andrew Zimbalist

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After 25 years of labor peace, Major League Baseball is confronting turbulence in its relationship with the Players Association.


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The post-Columbine generation is now doing the hard work that lawmakers, and those who elected them, will not.

Opinion | Christopher Weyant

Abandoned by government, children defend themselves

After continued inaction from lawmakers, students are taking charge.

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Gas pipelines built now will be with us for decades

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