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Mitch McConnell has already been defeated — by Trump

Mitch McConnell will step down as Republican Senate leader at year’s end. But he’s already been defeated by Trump.

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Steward Health Care should face a full-scale criminal investigation

The best outcome would be a full-scale criminal investigation and if Steward is found guilty of mismanagement, a settlement that includes financial restitution to put any ill-gotten money back into these hospitals, under new nonprofit ownership.

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Public criticism of political news coverage cries out for the return of the public editor

Such a position is not a panacea for restoring the public trust, but it’s a good start.

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Can we talk about transgender athletes?

Is there a way to talk about this without being labeled right wing and transphobic?

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No, Trump, ‘the Black people’ aren’t on your side

The former president is deluding himself if he thinks Black people see his legal problems as proof that — like them — he’s a victim of discrimination.

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Don’t take gay marriage for granted

With constitutional privacy rights eroded, the Supreme Court could do an about-face on marriage equality.

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Healey, Willis, and the dangers of hiring someone you slept with

A simple rule to follow: Don’t appoint or recommend for a job someone you are sleeping with, are thought to be sleeping with, or have slept with. Fulton County, Ga., District Attorney Fani Willis and Governor Maura Healey should have followed it.

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Six lessons the US can learn from Italy’s restrictions on IVF treatments

The United States should be ready for several American states to relinquish access to real IVF, possibly indefinitely. As of today, 14 states have near-total abortion bans; all of these states may potentially follow suit with restrictive IVF laws.