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Harvard’s New Sexual Harassment Policy Must Change Law

Harvard’s New Sexual Harassment Policy Must Change

By Janet Halley

It is hard to imagine a more counterproductive thing for a sexual harassment policy to do than to make it harder for us to discuss, teach, debate and improve sexual harassment policy – but that is what the university policy threatens to do.

A Call For A National Strategy On Veterans Military

A Call For A National Strategy On Veterans

By Linda J. Bilmes

Rather than simply hoping things work out and then throwing money at problems after they surface, we need to think through in detail how to support all of America’s veterans.

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Charlie Baker’s Fish Tale Election 2014

Charlie Baker’s Fish Tale

By Eileen McNamara

In this week’s gubernatorial debate, the Republican candidate tearfully re-recounted the story of a struggling — and, apparently, impossible to find — fisherman.

Casinos: A Losing Bet For Massachusetts Election 2014

Casinos: A Losing Bet For Massachusetts

By Donald M. Berwick

We have a chance in our state to invest in a declining industry that will harm our economy, reduce property values, kill more jobs than it adds, lower incomes, injure public safety, reduce net government revenues, increase a major mental health burden and selectively harm the poor. Or, we can stop it.

Memo To The Vatican: Get Real Religion

Memo To The Vatican: Get Real

By Eileen McNamara

By what measure of rational thought is a draft document that asks about homosexuals — and only asks — whether the Catholic Church is “capable of welcoming these people” a cause for celebration?

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Before The Buffer Zone Law

Before The Buffer Zone

By Joanne Barker

If buffer zones are removed, kindly grandmothers aren’t the only ones who will confront patients walking into Planned Parenthood.

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A Letter To My New Daughter About Love Life

A Letter To My New Daughter About Love

By Steve Almond

What makes your birthday special — aside from the fact, of course, that you entered our world — is that it marks a fundamental victory for the cause of love over hate.

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The US: Republic Or Corporation? Election 2012

The US: Republic Or Corporation?

By Ike Williams

The popular answer to that question will determine the outcome of this election — and the outcome of this election could change democracy as we know it.

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9/11 Should Bring Us Together Sept. 11

9/11 Should Bring Us Together

By Carie Lemack

The anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 is always painful for victims’ families. But, says Carie Lemack, who lost her mother, it’s also a time to remember our common goals.

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