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The logo for Point32Health, the new company formed by the merger of Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care.

Merged health insurers’ new name is a head-scratcher

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Tufts Health Plan have chosen Point32Health as the name for their newly merged operations. Were they smoking medical marijuana when making this decision?


Guardrails for the presidency, after the demolition derby of Trump

From calls to prosecute, to third-party urgings, to an appeal for the Fairness Doctrine, readers offered an array of reactions to the Globe's editorial series "Future-proofing the presidency."


Biden should press ahead on a carbon tax

It is unfortunate that the Biden administration sidelined the carbon tax for now, since there is a consensus among economists that it is the most cost-effective way to decrease CO2 emissions.

Seaport Boulevard looking toward a dark city skyline on an early Saturday evening in 2020.

Boston’s Uber, Lyft shortage is not just an inconvenience — it’s a safety concern

You can imagine my panic on Saturday night when the Lyft and Uber apps showed no available rides but unmarked cars started pulling up on Seaport Boulevard offering rides for cash.

Jen Hohenboken, a registered nurse, administers a vaccine to Kaylee Hood at Gillette Stadium on June 14. The mass vaccination site administered its final doses before closing down as the Baker administration continues to shift its vaccine campaign to focus on more local and targeted outreach.

State is making a push to move the needle on vaccination

I can’t help but wonder how we became a society in which people have to be bribed to stay healthy and alive.


Boston’s biotech leaders needs to make smarter investments in area’s schools

It’s time for all the investors and companies currently sitting on top of the biotech universe to help bring the science of tomorrow to the students of today.

In this file photo, members of the Rhode Island National Guard, left, and right, greet disembarking train passengers on March 30, 2020, at Providence Station to provide them with information about the coronavirus and advise them to self-quarantine for 14 days if they are arriving from out of state.

By boosting mid-sized cities, North Atlantic Rail would uplift millions

The time has come indeed for our nation to step into the 21st century and make high-speed rail a reality.

In this March 3, 2020, photo Samuel Ike, of Cambridge, dressed in the role of Revolutionary War-era Black abolitionist Prince Hall, walks past the Granary Burying Ground in Boston. The city was marking the 250th anniversary of the Boston Massacre.

Few grasp how slavery united the colonies, sparked the American Revolution

It is unlikely that the War of Independence would have been won without the support of the Southern colonies.