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Carine Hajjar

GOP presidential hopefuls fail to address the (orange) elephant in the room

Until the GOP presidential candidates tackle Donald Trump head-on, voters will ignore their visions for the country.


A troubled MBTA: What’s the plan to fix it, Maura Healey and Phillip Eng?

They need to step up and let the riding public know what the big picture plan is for fixing the troubled agency.


Will the Supreme Court side with loan sharks?

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is the predatory loan police. And the Supreme Court could defund it.

Joshua Rauh and Seamus Duffy

United Auto Workers strike: Is the union idling in the past?

It must build a future that will be beneficial for the next generation of labor, not just the union’s senior membership.


Before it’s too late, the UN blackball of Taiwan must stop

China demands that its small neighbor be treated as a pariah. Why doesn’t the West push back?


No, Donald Trump doesn’t have the 2024 GOP nomination locked up

His early lead in the polls hardly means he’s the GOP’s nearly inevitable nominee.


Normalizing Trump’s unhinged rage is an invitation to violence

When the former president — and current front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination — makes inciting comments, he must be called out and challenged without reservation.


Now arriving: post-pandemic Boston

Offices may never fully reopen. Commuters may never come back to the T. So what’s the plan now?