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OPINION | ALEX BEAM
Mercury is in retrograde; take cover
Three or four times a year, the planet Mercury appears to be moving “backward” — east to west, instead to west to east — across earth’s Earth’s horizon. Astronomers call this Mercury in retrograde, and astrologers call it "Watch out!''
OPINION | Renée Graham
For Haley, it’s Team Nikki all the way
OPINION | SCOT LEHIGH
Daniel Ellsberg, the original whistle-blower, looks back — and forward
Editorial Cartoon | Dan Wasserman
The latest Trump defense
OPINION | Thomas E. Patterson
The marketplace of delusion
OPINION | JOAN VENNOCHI
After Taylor and Kent, more truth-tellers are needed
OPINION | MICHAEL A. COHEN
The courage of the whistle-blower
House hearings show foreign policy gone wrong
Last week, nonpartisan career diplomats painted a picture of a president who puts personal gain over American interests.
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OPINION | JEFF JACOBY
The counterproductive cruelties of occupational licensing
Government shouldn’t be in the business of keeping people from making an honest living.
OPINION | SCOT LEHIGH
Bloomberg’s a bad bet — but don’t discount Deval
Deval Patrick’s late-breaking plans reflect wider worries about the current Democratic field.
OPINION | RENÉE GRAHAM
Forget the polls. The Democratic field needs Julián Castro
Castro might drop out soon, but the presidential race needs his compassion and intersectional vision.
OPINION | DOUGLAS EBY
Celebrating the pursuit of scientific innovation
Seventy-five years ago, Dr. Vannevar Bush created a formula that spurred innovation in life sciences by linking the efforts of academia, industry, and government. Today, this pathbreaking partnership is at risk.
OPINION | JOAN VENNOCHI
A climate change forum gets the cold shoulder from Joe Kennedy
Joe Kennedy skips climate forum, but travels to Springfield to pick up a state senator's endorsement.
OPINION | JESSICA LANDER
The ‘We Are America’ project
Stories from the We Are America Project, an initiative among students and teachers to help spark a new conversation around what it means to be American.
OPINION | IDALISSE FERNANDEZ
I kept trying to remember what my dad looked like, and I know that sounds dramatic, but at this point, it had been six years since I had seen him.
OPINION | ROBERT ALIGANYIRA
Lessons from my mother
I now understand my mother’s answer to my questions all those years ago.
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Journalists are not the enemy
A central pillar of President Trump’s politics is a sustained assault on the free press. Journalists are not classified as fellow Americans, but rather “the enemy of the people.”
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For Trump, impeachment means civil war
Supreme Court justices have malleable view of democracy
Rod Matthews has earned a second chance
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Massachusetts needs a coerced-suicide law
A modest proposal for the Democrats
Cracking down on service dog fraud
A Nov. 10 Ideas piece on overuse of the word "resilience" has readers thinking of the value of the term.
Kennedy’s absence at climate forum puts Markey’s record in bold relief
"How will Kennedy defend his no-show status to the millions of young activists who attended climate marches and rallies around the world this fall?"
Indeed there should be a law against urging someone to commit suicide
"This is not about legislating kindness. It’s about abating cruelty."
Crowded Democratic field looking to gain some traction, any traction
Readers have a wide range of takes on the newly crowded Democratic race for the presidency.
Battle lines drawn as hearings begin
Readers react to the first day of impeachment hearings.
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Will Texas execute an innocent man?
Rodney Reed, whose case has won national attention, has a reprieve - for now.
The Buttigieg Option
Mayor Pete isn't the first Democratic candidate for president who's tried to wedge himself between the party's moderate and liberal wings. But he's the first one to get traction.
Are hate crimes up or down? The government has no idea
Does the FBI's annual report on hate-crime statistics actually tell us anything reliable about hate crimes in America?
Though ubiquitous, toilets aren’t available to everyone, and that should change
Access to toilets is not just a problem in the developing world, but also right here in the US. Some activists are working to create restroom access for all, but it turns out the problem is not so simple to solve.
How a baby’s cry can predict autism
Early interventions can make a difference for autistic kids. And new science may allow us to intervene in infancy.
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