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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?

Charlie Baker's Hypocrisy On Child Welfare Election 2014

Charlie Baker's Hypocrisy On Child Welfare

By Eileen McNamara

It takes no small measure of nerve for a public official with a record of callous indifference to the plight of abused and neglected children to impugn the commitment of a woman who has spent her career championing their cause.

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A Win On Beacon Hill For Gun Safety In Massachusetts Guns

A Win On Beacon Hill For Gun Safety In Massachusetts

By John E. Rosenthal

Gun violence claims 88 lives a day in this country, including that of one child every three hours. While there are no fail safes, few states have been more proactive in trying to establish them.

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Freedom Of Speech? Nyet Policy

Freedom Of Speech? Nyet

By Joshua Rubenstein

In Moscow, the trial against three young punk rockers looks more like the Soviet Union than the “new Russia.” Joshua Rubenstein on the Pussy Riot controversy.

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Public Naming Rights — And Wrongs MBTA

Public Naming Rights — And Wrongs

By Ed Fouhy

Next stop, SpaghettiO’s station? The cash-strapped MBTA is considering selling naming rights for 11 stations. Not so fast, says Ed Fouhy.

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SCOTUS Was Right On Citizens United Law

SCOTUS Was Right On Citizens United

By Wendy Kaminer

Of course corporations aren’t people. But Wendy Kaminer says like the individuals engaged in them, businesses require constitutional protection against abuses of government power.

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The Real Cost Of Drugs Law

The Real Cost Of Drugs

By Kerry Healey

Kerry Healey says it’s time for Americans to realize what our appetite for illegal drugs does to the individuals who are compelled — economically or at gun point — to produce, process and transport the illegal drugs we use.

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