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Senators Ted Cruz of Texas (left) and Josh Hawley of Missouri have blocked the quick confirmation of dozens of President Biden's State Department nominees.

US ambassadors, State Department officials held hostage

Senate showboats Cruz, Hawley are acting out their ‘issues’ as confirmations languish.

Brianne Walker plays with her 3-year-old daughter, Jeannette, at A Place To Grow daycare in Brentwood, N.H., on July 26. Walker and her family have qualified for the expanded child tax credit. Walker, 29, who took custody of her two siblings last year after her mother overdosed. The credit will help make up for losses she incurred after quitting a kitchen design job to care for her three children, as well as her two younger brothers.

Cutting the Child Tax Credit would be a big mistake

Senator Joe Manchin wants to scale back one of President Biden’s signature policies. Neither the White House nor congressional leadership should take his proposal seriously.

State Police Association president Michael Cherven speaks at a press conference at the Boston Common on Oct. 18 regarding Governor Baker's vaccine mandate and the deadline that took effect at midnight.

State police, correction unions forget the public good

Vaccine mandates must trump collective bargaining agreements in these perilous times.

Lawmakers are introducing legislation that would target a number of Big Tech's “self-preferencing” practices.

A chance for Congress to turn concern over Big Tech’s sway into action

If the largest platforms can’t be trusted to enforce even their own anticompetitive policies, then Washington has little choice but to act.


Massachusetts Legislature should pass ‘right to repair’ bill

Right-to-repair laws are better for consumers, small businesses, and the environment. The Legislature has no reason to oppose them.

A report issued this week from a presidential commission stated that “there are principled reasons for favoring term limits for Supreme Court Justices, as they simultaneously would preserve the value of judicial independence and ensure that the Court’s membership is broadly representative to the outcome of democratic elections over time.”

Biden should back Supreme Court term limits now

Ending lifetime appointments to the high court is a smart and fair way to address the politicization that has tainted the court’s public reputation and made the judicial appointment process a partisan blood sport.

Cochairs of the Special Joint Committee on Redistricting, Representative Mike Moran (center) and Senator William Brownsberger speak about the recently released draft maps of the state legislative districts, at Ashburton Park on Oct. 12.

The House takes the long view on redistricting

State legislators in the House and Senate used different approaches to create new majority-minority districts. The House’s approach maximizes the opportunities to elect a more representative Beacon Hill.

Cars parked in the lot of Underground at Ink Block, a public art space beneath the Southeast Expressway between the South End and South Boston.

City’s new rules on parking spots are spot-on

A shift away from parking spaces will save money and help the environment.