The financial crisis: Calamity averted, but challenges remain

FILE - This Monday, July 15, 2013, file photo, shows the American flag and Wall St. street sign outside the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets were mostly higher Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, as investors waited for U.S. jobs data to assess when the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates that have been at a record low. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

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Better economic opportunities for modest and middle-class earners should be a primary goal for both parties.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/20/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/lehigh-5240.jpg The GOP’s damning double standard

Senate Republicans’ true standard on Supreme Court nominees? Anything they can get away with.

Opinion | Eric Rosengren

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How prepared will policy makers be to offset the next downturn, whatever its cause?

Opinion | Jenifer B. McKim

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/20/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/21McKim.jpg For too many people, the ‘recovery’ never happened

The success of the housing “recovery” depends a lot on who you are and where you live.

Opinion | Marcela García

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/13/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/f8e6dd225db6446a8f689e77996c8da4-f8e6dd225db6446a8f689e77996c8da4-0.jpg Trump can’t hide the truth: The US failed Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

The federal government’s response to Hurricane Maria was woefully inadequate. Citizens need to hold President Trump accountable.

Opinion | Joshua Kraft

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/19/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/horzkraft.jpg Taking social justice beyond social media

If you can say something, you can do something.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/19/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/a70eb778-700f-4e4a-9af5-83a8c39b668d.jpg Jay Gonzalez’s tax plan is too little and too Harvard

Gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez’s tax plan doesn’t cover the full cost of his spending plans, and is too narrowly focused on a single institution.


/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/18/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Jeff%20Jacoby%20artwork-5232.tif If Collins backs Kavanaugh, $1.4m is waiting for her next opponent. That’s not bribery, it’s politics

What could be more typical of democratic politics than lobbying elected officials, or working to defeat them if you disapprove of their performance in office?

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/19/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/lakshmanan-5220.jpg Trump and Chinese tariffs: How not to make a deal

Trump’s (mis)understanding of the most rudimentary rules of trade and foreign policy has him wielding a blunt cudgel where a sophisticated tool is needed.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/19/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/vennochi-5227.jpg Can a Massachusetts Democrat beat a tall, popular Republican governor? Mark Roosevelt couldn’t

Jay Gonzalez’s uphill campaign for governor recalls the race between Mark Roosevelt and Bill Weld, in 1994.

Opinion | Jennifer C. Braceras

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/19/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/20hashtagWEB.jpg Brett Kavanaugh and the limits of hashtag feminism

Allegations of sexual misconduct shouldn’t be accepted as true simply because they are made by a woman.

Opinion | Jill Abramson

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/18/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/19COMMITTEEweb.jpg Has anything changed since 1991?

Christine Blasey Ford must be ready to face what confronted Anita Hill in 1991.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/25/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/599499e45a474c688cf960e51e5fba30-599499e45a474c688cf960e51e5fba30-5229.jpg One year after Maria: Puerto Rico needs final vote on statehood

The aftermath of Hurricane Maria exposed the cracks and contradictions in the island’s untenable political status.


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Durante los pasados 364 días, se ha vuelto más claro que nunca que el territorio estadounidense de 3.3 millones de residentes no tiene la mano libre que un país independiente tendría para reconstruirse – ni tampoco la influencia en Washington que conlleva la estadidad.

Opinion | Vanessa Calderon-Rosado, Juan Carlos Morales, and Aixa Beauchamp

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/09/17/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/6df8a92ab2eb48cda66d31a749135a18-6df8a92ab2eb48cda66d31a749135a18-0.jpg One year after Hurricane Maria: the outpouring of support from Mass.

Because thousands stepped up with gifts large and small, Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico has raised nearly $4 million.


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Columbia Gas is making a sizeable donation to help people whose homes have been destroyed or lives disrupted. But it’s also fair to ask: Is that it?


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La cantidad correcta será lo que sea que se necesite para restituir los vecindarios afectados y para que las víctimas puedan rehacer sus vidas.

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