EDITORIAL

Teamsters Local 25 and Charlie Baker are strange political bedfellows

Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, right, arrived at the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse in August 2017 to testify in the teamsters trial.

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By accepting the endorsement of Teamsters Local 25, Charlie Baker has effectively ended the union’s political ostracization.

JOAN WICKERSHAM

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Repairing a broken government is going to be a long, slow, laborious process.

Opinion | Cornell William Brooks

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Du Bois and today’s citizen activists compel America to fulfill her promises to all her citizens.

Opinion | Kitty Dukakis

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How can you be serious about cutting down on addiction in the Commonwealth when you are using public property to get people to drink?

SCOT LEHIGH

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On Thursday, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre was trafficking in cross-eyed conspiratorial craziness.

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Most of what Americans know about MS-13 comes from an unreliable source: President Trump.

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School students from Parkland, Fla. to Newton are fighting for a noble cause. Adults should follow at the voting booth.

JOAN VENNOCHI

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If WBUR is to change, shouldn’t the “crony culture” change, too?

RENÉE LOTH

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The Russia probe shows social media platforms need to rein in their rampaging platforms.

A Lighter Take | Debra A. Klein

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What other presidential crib notes does Trump carry around to get through the day?

Opinion | Christopher Weyant

Abandoned by government, children defend themselves

After continued inaction from lawmakers, students are taking charge.

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Opinion | Jack Thomas

Billy Graham, Richard Nixon, and an evangelical minister’s acknowledgment of past mistakes

“I hope they told you,” he said, apologetically, “no questions on Watergate.”

DANTE RAMOS

The price we pay for liveability

Past generations knew it was their duty to improve the landscape, but we treat tomorrow’s green infrastructure like an optional frill.

Renée Graham

The kids are all out of patience

For the first time following a mass shooting, Republicans aren’t being allowed to hide behind their ready stack of thoughts and prayers.

JOAN WICKERSHAM

In a time of political crisis, reach for coarse-grit sandpaper

Repairing a broken government is going to be a long, slow, laborious process.

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Nations built on lies

Governments do no service to their people by protecting them from the reality of their past.

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The return of the mermen

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