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Putting teeth into Mass. public records law

It is encouraging that Maura Healey has moved swiftly to start making good on her commitment.

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Supreme Court wrong to give coal industry a reprieve

It is wrong to impose significant health and environmental costs on the American people.

The Declaration of Independence

‘All men are created equal’

Read the document that changed the course of human history.

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End fake ‘promotions’ that steal overtime pay

The administration estimates that President Obama’s proposed changes to federal wage rules would affect about 5 million workers.

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Customs delays at Logan hurt Boston

We risk standing out as an uncompetitive destination if the delays continue.

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The Dominican Republic must normalize harsh immigration policy

That country’s highest court has thrown nearly a quarter of a million migrant workers into a stateless limbo.

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US must signal support for Greece

With Greeks headed for a key referendum on Sunday, Obama should make clear that the United States will respect either outcome.

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Boston Olympics bid 2.0 a step in the right direction

With this new plan, Boston 2024 made the proposal stronger, but the job won’t be complete until organizers can sketch out a complete vision.

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City officials shouldn’t be above the law — or parking regulations

When elected leaders are supposedly looking for solutions to traffic congestion, they should have to deal with the same parking issues as everyone else.

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Hold Iran nuclear negotiators to their word

If Iran is allowed to backtrack on its commitments now, it doesn’t bode well for compliance in the future.

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Progress needed on Beacon Hill

It’s time for both sides to take a deep breath, put the pettiness aside, and refocus on the public’s business.

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A landmark affirmation of individual dignity

Friday’s decision extending same-sex marriage to all 50 states brings much-needed clarity to a decades-long cultural and political debate.

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Supreme Court decision on Obamacare should sober opponents

At this point, endorsing further efforts to gut the law, without offering a credible alternative, means campaigning against real gains.

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Wanted: an accurate measure of student poverty

A change in the way the state tracks poverty could have dire consequences for school funding.

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Paid sick leave: a good law and a good process

Massachusetts is not getting a one-size-fits-all policy.

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As Graham shifts on flag, rest of GOP field must follow

US Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina showed leadership when he joined other officials in urging his home state to remove the Confederate flag.

Editorial

Give Steward a chance to show what it can do

The hospital network deserves a chance to show that it can care for Medicaid patients on an accountable care basis.

Editorial

The Supreme Court should learn from a pool party in Texas

If it rules against the Inclusive Communities Project, overt racism will morph into zoning laws aimed at keeping unwanted races out.

Editorial

Baker’s damaging remarks on Confederate flag

Governor Baker’s initial failure to condemn the flag after the Charleston shootings is a stunning lapse of judgment.

Editorial

A welcome ban on trans fats

The FDA ban on trans fats is a welcome move in the right direction.

Editorial

A pope for the environment

Pope Francis was blunt and to the point: irresponsible abuse of the environment is an evil “violence of the human heart.”

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Increasing US presence in Baltics has little upside

There’s no telling how Russian President Vladimir Putin will react if he sees his paranoid nightmare becoming a reality.

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With endangered species protection, use of chimpanzees in the lab is limited

It’s more than fitting that their human cousins are finally giving these noble animals the respect that they are due.

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Allston needs an ally in Boston 2024

If Boston 2024 can galvanize support for a strong plan that transforms Allston, it’ll help make the Olympics a real investment.

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Lincoln Chafee’s metric bid is the wrong fight

The presidential candidate’s efforts for family paid sick leave make better use of his political capital.

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