Opinion | Andrew J. Bacevich

A small fiasco inside a colossal fiasco

In an undated handout photo, Afghan National Army soldiers wearing new uniforms with a proprietary camouflage pattern that replicates lush forests, first ordered in 2017. The Pentagon paid for the proprietary camouflage that was inappropriate for the environment based on a single Afghan official’s tastes, a government watchdog said. (U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Alejandro Pena via The new York Times) -- EDITORIAL USE ONLY --

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In Afghanistan, the United States and its allies have been bungling the easy stuff for years.

Opinion | Stephen Kinzer

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The alternative could be a generation of rule by billionaires and Republican ayatollahs.


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Venezuela’s bonds make money for investors while Venezuela’s people go hungry.


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The Senate’s “Better Care Reconciliation Act” doesn’t provide better care for anyone.

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

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Unfiltered and unleashed in Iowa, Trump told his story.


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The wish of the voters as expressed on the ballot deserves a certain respect and deference.


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Mayor Walsh’s proposed shelter in Newmarket could ease epidemics of opioids and homelessness.


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Under Kalanick, Uber has grown into a sprawling epitome of tech-world excess.


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The flag has become a flashpoint and symbol of division, just as it was during the anti-Vietnam War protest era.

Opinion | Elissa Ely

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I used to worry about patients. Now, I worry about the EMR.

Dan Wasserman

The secret Republican health care plan

Dr. McConnell is here to answer all your questions.

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Where conditions are harsh, a shelter is offered

Mayor Walsh’s efforts to provide supports to a troubled neighborhood have drawn attention.


In the language of addiction, ‘abuse’ has no place

“Since it has no agreed-upon meaning, it has become a useless, inaccurate term.” — Dr. Richard Saitz


Idea of safe injection facilities is absurd at its core

“Sometimes our liberal residents amaze me with their ideas.” — Bob Glendon

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GOP’s demonization of Pelosi is so effective that even Democrats believe it

Democrats are integrating GOP attacks against her.

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“Can you actually launch KFC’s world-famous Zinger chicken sandwich into space?”


Euphemism: sexual risk avoidance

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