Editorial

Chris Collins’ indictment is a wake-up call for reform of House rules

Collins’ arrest exposes a gaping hole in the ethics guidelines in the House of Representatives.

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Saying no to campaign-finance loopholes

Dark money is creeping its way back into Massachusetts elections. Candidates should refuse it.

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Boston, here’s a chance to make the Northern Avenue Bridge a real destination

If the bridge’s intricate, stately steel skeleton can be restored, it could add a much-needed bit of soul to a largely soul-less Seaport neighborhood.

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Australia subjects refugees to a cruel fate. US shouldn’t follow.

As the Trump administration continues to bend toward authoritarianism, many concerned US citizens have looked to history for a blueprint.

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Baker can afford to support a waiver of the Pacheco law

So why did the governor let it lapse?

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Driving stoned: Massachusetts standard needed

State public safety officials see the problem of stoned driving coming at them like a freight train.

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Fatal encounters with police should be documented nationally

Four years after protesters filled the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, to protest police violence, a database shows that about three people a day are killed by police nationwide.

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For better elections, give ranked-choice voting a chance

Ranked-choice voting has been praised as a fairer, more democratic alternative to the status quo.

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Bringing the emoluments clause to bear on Trump’s D.C. hotel

There may yet be justice for the capital city’s hotel operators.

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Protests at Northeastern hit the wrong target

Leaders who have signed on to the #AbolishIce cause have an affirmative responsibility to make sure it’s not turned into scapegoating.

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New life for an Olmsted gem at Charlesgate

Frederick Law Olmsted probably never fully anticipated the depredations that the 20th century cult of the automobile would bring to his beloved Charlesgate park. But help may be on the way.

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A battery for the next century? It could happen here

Mother Nature isn’t making any more cobalt or nickel.

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That last-minute rush on Beacon Hill? So not necessary

Lawmakers waited until the last minute to pass legislation and let bills that appeared to have wide support die right at the finish line.

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That prison telephone racket? It could soon get even more exploitative

If a proposed merger goes through, it could mean higher prices for the often poor and vulnerable families wrapped up in the prison system.

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Undetectable plastic guns have arrived. Congress needs to act

Federal law needs to keep pace with 3-D printed guns.

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A federal program that makes every American passenger a would-be terrorist

The Globe’s reporting on “Quiet Skies” raises questions, and Congress should demand answers from the agency’s leaders.

JOAN VENNOCHI

A generational shift in politics finally arrives in Mass.

It’s powered by the conviction that it’s OK to challenge an incumbent or establishment darling.

Editorial

Faneuil Hall’s slave legacy

An artist’s proposal for the site confronts the city’s legacy of slavery in a fruitful way.

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Time for a spring primary in Massachusetts

Fall primaries are great for incumbents, but problematic for challengers.

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Baker whiffs on toll plan, misses opportunity to address traffic woes

Boston ranks as the nation’s seventh most congested urban area, and the problem cries out for bold ideas and experiments.

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A small tool, to help towns meet big needs

Cash-strapped cities and towns in Massachusetts have enough trouble paying for road, schools, and storm drains as it is.

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Care about climate change? Demand cheaper solar panels

Massachusetts residents should be able to put up their own solar panels without excessive cost.

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Getting it right on boost to school aid

The Mass. House and the Senate have passed legislation aimed at boosting state aid to school districts. Neither gets it quite right.

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A president for (less than) half of America

Donald Trump sees himself as the president for only the minority of Americans who voted for him — and his policies show it.

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A worthy successor to William Evans at Boston Police

Mayor Marty Walsh made the right call in appointing William Gross to succeed Evans as commissioner.