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The Boston Police Department isn’t above the law
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The Boston Police Department isn’t above the law
Transparency is a critical component of accountability, and public record laws empower community members by ensuring that they have access to information about our government’s actions. It should not be permissible for BPD, or any other government actor, to shirk that legal and community responsibility.
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A daughter’s right to choose
Across the country, there is an effort underway to strip women of the right to make their own health care decisions. We in Massachusetts have an opportunity to stand up for the rights of all women, particularly young women, by passing the ROE Act.
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No historical basis for myth of white superiority
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No historical basis for myth of white superiority
Only a person afflicted with extreme racial bias would conclude that an incompetent white man deserves to be recognized as superior to a well-educated, gracious, person of color with sound character.
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Consumers at risk from Capital One data breach
Neither the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom or any other nation needs or wants yet another financial breach. Only time and additional investigations will reveal just how many more consumers may be affected by these or other delayed announcements.
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Waging peace, healing our nation
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Waging peace, healing our nation
We have suffered 255 mass shootings this year – that’s more than 1 mass shooting a day. With every bullet that’s fired, with every life that is stolen, with every community that is torn apart – we are becoming increasingly traumatized.
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Why do white mass killers always seem to live another day?
The photos of Garner being violently assaulted by a phalanx of NYPD officers and Crusius’s kid glove treatment by El Paso officers has been looped on social media with many eyebrows raised
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Many reasons to vote Trump out
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Many reasons to vote Trump out
Trump has demonstrated his disdain for people of color, and he also supports economic plans that are damaging to all working class Americans regardless of their race.
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Opinion
For Puerto Rico: statehood or independence?
The future political status of Puerto Rico will be independence or statehood. That is inevitable because of the nonviolent “people power” protests spurred on by the release of 800 pages of confidential chats between aides to Governor Ricardo Rosselló. What we have been watching on television and listening to on the radio is the funeral for the “commonwealth” of territorial government in Puerto Rico.
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A threat to American democracy
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Editorial
A threat to American democracy
It should be of great concern to all Americans that Trump has rejected the conclusions of all the U.S. intelligence security agencies in favor of the insistence by Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia, that his government did not interfere in the 2016 U.S. election.
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Opinion
Federal bureau has offered little protection for consumers
More than 50 years ago, this nation enacted legal guarantees that fair housing would be available to all Americans. Despite this federal assurance, however, a disturbing and ongoing stream of reports and lawsuits remind us that we are still on an aspirational journey. Aggressive enforcement of fair housing and other anti-discriminatory laws are supposed to bring punishments for violators, and restitution for those harmed.
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Opinion
Preserving core cultural values
Citizens of productive, dynamic nations are usually eager to develop unique cultural traditions that continue on as religious practices or as expected procedures for displaying respect for the country’s leaders.
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Why many will never call Trump a racist
There was surprise and no surprise in a recent poll on whether Americans think Trump is a racist. The poll was rushed out after Trump ignited a firestorm when he tweet-screamed at four congresswomen to go back to where they supposedly came from.
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