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Neighboring states with weak laws foster crimes here

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Weapons from weak gun-law states are often used in crimes in strong gun law states.

Alex Beam

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Edward Blum wants to end all race preferences, not just in university admissions but also in politics and in the workplace.

RENÉE LOTH

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Government-controlled transportation runs counter to their deregulatory “freedom agenda.”

Opinion | Elizabeth Schumacher

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Germans are more concerned about the US-Mexican border than they are about their own.

Ideas | Stephanie Schorow

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In the years after Repeal, true believers in banning alcohol waged an ever-lonelier crusade.

Ideas | Sonia K. Katyal

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A 2017 Supreme Court ruling has unleashed a flood of trademarks using ethnic slurs and other bad words. Who knew there was so much demand for branded vulgarity?

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

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Even without political independence, sovereignty activists can achieve much. They already have.

JEFF JACOBY

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Memo to state development bureaucrats: Business savvy shouldn’t be discounted just because it aims at more than profits.

Renée Graham

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Children taken from their parents at the border are at risk of long-term psychological damage, of the sort that Roxbury-based Horizons for Homeless Children seeks to prevent.

EDITORIAL

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The inadequate response to Hurricane Maria has raised questions for the Trump administration, federal agencies, and the island’s own government.

Ideas | Amy Carleton

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Fashion communicates. It makes claims, it signals authority, and it invites engagement.

EDITORIAL

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The shallow, callous career of Trump’s former campaign manager.

Opinion | Caleb Gayle

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The United States gets to deviate from its commitment to fully engage in the protection of vulnerable and marginalized communities.

Michael A. Cohen

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The actions of former FBI director Jim Comey were reckless and prejudiced Hillary Clinton in the heat of the campaign.

Letters

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Boston-area organizations, clinicians, and others weigh in on the Trump administration’s treatment of immigrant families.

Ideas | Sage Stossel

Free-range vs. caged parenting

American citizens and border-crossing migrants may inhabit one country, but the realities they live are worlds apart.

Brainiac

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As the World Cup comes to Russia, there’s a new focus on hospitality.

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The mix of risks that teens take changes over time.

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Koch brothers set their sights on transportation

Government-controlled transportation runs counter to their deregulatory “freedom agenda.”

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Empathy, but also realism, are necessary in facing immigration

This is not an American problem. It is a global problem.

Alex Beam

The true mission of the lawsuit against Harvard

Edward Blum wants to end all race preferences, not just in university admissions but also in politics and in the workplace.

Opinion | Elizabeth Schumacher

Germans are worried about immigration policy, but not their own

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Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

Hawaii’s quest for a new type of independence

Even without political independence, sovereignty activists can achieve much. They already have.

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The sudden rush of vulgar trademarks

A 2017 Supreme Court ruling has unleashed a flood of trademarks using ethnic slurs and other bad words. Who knew there was so much demand for branded vulgarity?

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