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For ExxonMobil, An Inconvenient Truth Environment

For ExxonMobil, An Inconvenient Truth

By Frederick Hewett

Did the oil giant lie to shareholders about business risks stemming from climate change? And how far did the corporation’s efforts to sway scientific opinion go?

The Conservative Case For Unions Labor

The Conservative Case For Unions

By Rich Barlow

Unions negotiating wages and benefits with their employers would be one free-market solution to inequality, lessening the need for government action.

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A Small Decision, Carefully Considered The Kennedys

A Small Decision, Carefully Considered

By Madeleine Blais

We proudly displayed the Kennedy’s card for decades. But this year I decided against it. Ted is gone, Joan has had a hard life, Kara died much too young. Treating their overbearingly cheerful card as a cartoon seemed wrong.

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We Are All Mitt Romney Election 2012

We Are All Mitt Romney

By Steve Almond

Love him or hate him, everyone does what Mitt Romney is being skewered for. We tell one story in public — and another in private.

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In Awkward Defense Of Nuns Religion

In Awkward Defense Of Nuns

By Marianne Leone

For the women whose work with the poor and marginalized has brought criticism from the Vatican, parochial-school graduate Marianne Leone has one thing to say: Preach it, Sister.

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.

Elizabeth Warren's Uphill Battle Mass. Senate

Elizabeth Warren's Uphill Battle

By John Sivolella

As election season enters its post-convention phase, the underlying reasons for Elizabeth Warren’s inertia have begun to emerge. John Sivolella says the bad news for Warren is that they’re not easy to correct.

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.

State House Secrets Beacon Hill

State House Secrets

By Mary Z. Connaughton

Massachusetts lawmakers say they believe in transparency in government – for every government body, apparently, except their own. Mary Connaughton Z. explains.

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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