EDITORIAL

Has Beacon Hill already botched the Rosenberg investigation?

State Senate president Stan Rosenberg stepped away from his post temporarily after the allegations surfaced were made against Bryon Hefner.

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Critical witnesses are backing away in the investigation of the former state Senate president.

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This isn’t about shiny awards. This is an era when no moment of cultural redress should go unseized.

Opinion | Peter Farley

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One interpreter received a bullet wrapped in a note: “This is for your heart if you do not stop working for them.”

SCOT LEHIGH

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Senators made the right call when they ended a brief government shutdown in exchange for a promise to hold a vote on immigration soon.

Michael A. Cohen

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Lessons from the shutdown: Republicans have no shame and Democrats have no courage or brains.

Opinion | David M. Shribman

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The editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette throws cold water on Boston’s Amazon plans.

JOAN VENNOCHI

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JEFF JACOBY

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Over and over again, Massachusetts has gambled with public funds to bribe businesses.

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Again and again, Trump says that “nobody knows more than I do.”

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