Trump’s ‘emergency’ sets a dangerous precedent

President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Rose Garden at the White House to declare a national emergency in order to build a wall along the southern border, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

For the president to label the border an “emergency” renders the term meaningless.


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For the state, the deal was as much a bet on GE as it was on South Boston real estate.

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Presidential candidates want bold ideas they can own. Building a future with fewer guns should be first on their list

US Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat of New York, and US Senator Ed Markey (C), Democrat of Massachusetts, speak during a press conference to announce Green New Deal legislation to promote clean energy programs outside the US Capitol in Washington, DC, February 7, 2019. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images


Green New Deal fears: Will AOC rustle our cows?

Silly claims about the Green New Deal show how juvenile conservatives have become on climate.


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They are closer to the people than most federal office-holders.

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The long road ahead for Boston’s schools

The Boston Public Schools system is failing too many students and their families.



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A new ranking calls the city’s traffic the nation’s worst. Surprised? Readers weren’t. But they have a few ideas to offer.

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The art of President Trump’s promises

Cartoonist and illustrator Christopher Weyant envisions the reactions of President Trump’s most ardent supporters when they discover the truth behind his promises.

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Offering alternatives to abortion, in both words and deeds

“Who are we as a society if we decide that, because a woman is poor, she should not be able to choose life for her baby?”


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The portrait of one mother’s challenges with DCF moved readers to raise hard questions about the state system.


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“Parents who reject vaccination for social or religious reasons are neglecting their children’s health.”

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