Editorial

School closings are a necessary part of the rebuilding process at Boston Public Schools

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Each and every Boston student should go to school in a building that’s safe, comfortable, and compatible with learning. Getting there is the problem.

Opinion | Swanee Hunt

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Our midterm elections were a subplot, literally, of a new women’s movement resonating globally.

Michael A. Cohen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/13/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/cohen-5718.jpg The future looks good for the Democrats

Election results look resoundingly like a significant Democratic win — and one that bodes well for the party’s short-term future.

Renée Graham

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Trump and his minions cry voter fraud to distract from their real intention – voter suppression.

JEFF JACOBY

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The harder it is for either party to get its way, the better off we generally are.

SCOT LEHIGH

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A growing chorus sees the wisdom of a popular vote on the details of a Brexit deal.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam speaks during a news conference in the Crystal City neighborhood in Arlington, Va., Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. Amazon, which has grown too big for its Seattle hometown, said it will split its much-anticipated second headquarters between New York and northern Virginia. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Editorial

No Amazon headquarters, so what?

We can’t help but wonder if Jeff Bezos seriously considered Boston’s bid at all for a second corporate headquarters for Amazon.

EDITORIAL

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By forcing US bishops to delay a vote on reforms, the Vatican dashed any remaining illusions that it was capable of imposing accountability within on the sexual abuse crisis.

Opinion | John L. Allen Jr.

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It’s curious why bishops from other parts of the world are being encouraged to move full steam ahead, while only the Americans have been asked to slow down.

Dan Wasserman

What really kept Trump from honoring WWI fallen?

Could these be the reasons why President Trump missed out on a ceremony at a US cemetary in France honoring fallen World War I soldiers?

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Michael A. Cohen

The future looks good for the Democrats

Election results look resoundingly like a significant Democratic win — and one that bodes well for the party’s short-term future.

JEFF JACOBY

Three cheers for congressional gridlock

The harder it is for either party to get its way, the better off we generally are.

Letters

Bristol County sheriff’s ways cry out for oversight

“Bristol County for Correctional Justice is calling for Sheriff Thomas Hodgson to be investigated and audited.”

Letters

Democrats bidding to boot Pelosi from helm have not made their case

“The fact that Nancy Pelosi has been in a leadership position for 15 years and that people want someone new is no reason to change leaders.”

From Globe Ideas

Ideas | Rina Diane Caballar

What complex technology can learn from simple ants

Understanding animal behavior, it seems, can help intelligent systems discover optimal solutions. That’s where ants come in.

Ideas | Galen Beebe and Zachary Davis

When Silicon Valley gets religion — and vice versa

Devotees of many religions believe in a soul that lives forever. In transhumanism, techies have found their own version of eternal life — and it’s finding unlikely fans.

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