EDITORIAL

Cash is so 2007. Can the state lottery adapt?

State Treasurer Deb Golberg’s proposal to move the lottery into the digital age is sensible — if done with care.

Editorial

With long-term deal, MBTA’s commuter rail network could thrive

Troubles with the service may be more the fault of the contract than the contractor.

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The White House is not just another asset

Donald Trump is still unwilling to put America’s business ahead of family business.

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A Kennedy enlists in Trump’s war on science

By rejecting decades of settled science, and adding credence to fraudulent theories, Donald Trump does a disservice.

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Baker’s commendable health care cautions

Gov. Charlie Baker sent a much needed warning to Capitol Hill regarding the rush to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

EDITORIAL

Tito Jackson challenges Marty Walsh — and Boston’s inertia

The big news about Tito Jackson’s candidacy isn’t that he’s opposing Marty Walsh — it’s that no one else is.

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Dear Boston City Hall: lobbying reform is not that hard to do

Despite a promise, nothing has been done to regulate the work of influence peddlers at City Hall.

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Quiz DeVos on education policy as well as portfolio

Betsy DeVos’s worrisome pronouncements on education policy need vetting, as well as her portfolio.

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Repudiate Muslim ban, once and for all

The waffling on religious tests at the US border needs to stop, Senator Sessions.

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Boston Police cracking more murder cases

The BPD’s current homicide-solving surge helps not only victims’ loved ones, but also a community.

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As doctors rethink assisted dying, Mass. should too

The Massachusetts Medical Society is carefully re-examining its long-held position on “death with dignity.” The rest of the state would be wise to follow its lead.

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Baker should veto naturopath licensing bill

It may be true that nonmedical approaches can complement modern health care. But far more rigorous study is needed.

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Mass. prisons call it solitary. The UN calls it torture.

As part of this year’s criminal-justice reforms, the Legislature should curb the excessive use of solitary confinement in the state’s prisons.

Editorial

The GOP’s health care follies

If they succeed in repealing the Affordable Care Act, the GOP must be held their promise to replace it with quality health coverage that is universally affordable.

EDITORIAL

State should examine solitary confinement

The allegations in the latest Globe Spotlight follow-up are serious enough to merit a state investigation.

EDITORIAL

Trump embraces ethics . . . for other politicians

President-elect Donald Trump got it half-right on the vote to gut the Office of Congressional Ethics.

Editorial

DOJ labor probe needs timely resolution

The US attorney’s office owes the voters of Boston a swift resolution to a long-running labor investigation involving City Hall.

Editorial

Make arts education standard

The state board of education should include arts education in its measurement of school success.

Editorial

Trump needs to lay out his strategy for the Mideast

The President-elect has paid lip service to the “two-state solution’’ to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and needs to articulate an alternative.

Editorial

Fix the pot law, but not in a smoke-filled room

Beacon Hill lawmakers should ensure that any changes follow normal procedures.

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A Congress strengthened by diversity

After a political season marked by divisiveness, the new Congress will draw strength — and unity — from its unprecedented diversity.

EDITORIAL

Mandate treatment, funding for mentally ill

Decades of tepid response, persistent underfunding, and governmental neglect are taking their toll on families, police, and doctors.

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More openness needed on Boston teachers contract

Mayor Walsh should be more forthcoming about the bogged down contract negotiations between the schools and the teachers union.

EDITORIAL

Overdue justice (sort of) for Nile Rodgers

Nile Rodgers will finally, sort of, get into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

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Small steps could stop private-school sex abuse

A few sensible steps by the Legislature would ensure that private schools are protecting their students from harm.