House proposes to set up a ‘slush fund’ for Beacon Hill caucuses


Already exempt from most public records laws, lawmakers open the door on ‘slush funds’ that could accept private donations.

Opinion | Anne Bernays

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We misuse and abuse language through ignorance, imprecision, impatience, and, worst of all, camouflage.

Opinion | Margery Eagan

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The marijuana store is just past the police headquarters on the right, the town library on the left, next door to the Little Children Schoolhouse day care.


/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/03/21/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/ScotLehigh%20artwork%20(1)-5459.tif A Bernie-Beto tug of war for the youth vote

Beto O’Rourke could give Bernie Sanders a run for the role of favored candidate of younger voters.

Opinion | Michael D’Antonio

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President Trump still resents John McCain’s independence and, even more, the senator’s authenticity.

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Opinion | Alissa Quart

A bigger scandal at colleges — underpaid professors

Why are we not distraught by the ordinary scandal of adjunct mania at universities?


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What happened to Jose Martin Paz Flores raises uncomfortable questions about whether rules like the Trust Act are really protecting immigrants in Boston.

FILE - This Feb. 2, 2015, file photo, depicts a part of a U.S. $100 bill. A new government report estimates that government will be paying nearly half the nation’s health care tab within 10 years. That’s even without “Medicare-for-all,” the government-run plan for all Americans that some Democratic presidential contenders are calling for. Driving the increase is traditional Medicare, experiencing a surge in enrollment as aging baby boomers shift out of private coverage. The report comes from nonpartisan experts with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)

Opinion | James K. Galbraith

Is there a better model to explain economics in the Trump era?

“Modern monetary theory” explains things about our current economy that mainstream economics can’t.


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Connecticut’s leadership means that New England will not lose its single largest source of carbon-free electricity.


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They should care more about the principle behind their causes than the man with all the money.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meets with Muslim community leaders after the Parliament session in Wellington on March 19, 2019. - Ardern vowed never to utter the name of the twin-mosque gunman as she opened a sombre session of parliament with an evocative

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Renée Graham

White supremacy’s unholy war

White extremism is as potent a weapon as the firearms used to slaughter Muslims as they prayed in their mosques.



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Embrace of nuclear power ignores its downside: Dangers and disruptive shutdowns

Even with federal supports and ratepayer subsidies, nuclear can’t come close to competing with wind and solar.


Trump tweets build the case for an unhinged presidency

President’s indecent treatment of the late Senator John McCain confirms he spends too much time stoking divisions and fear.


Political upheaval real risk of climate change

Sure, let’s build seawalls but don’t let them become a memorial to a civilization bent on its own destruction.


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