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Celebrating the pursuit of scientific innovation
Seventy-five years ago, Dr. Vannevar Bush created a formula that spurred innovation in life sciences by linking the efforts of academia, industry, and government. Today, this pathbreaking partnership is at risk.
A climate change forum gets the cold shoulder from Joe Kennedy
OPINION | JESSICA LANDER
The ‘We are America’ project
Lessons from my mother
Looking through his eyes
Protection from deportation has lifted young lives
The Supreme Court must save DACA, the widely popular and successful immigration program that has allowed some 800,000 previously undocumented youth to live and work legally in the country.
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OPINION | JEFF JACOBY
A century ago, the science was settled: Immigrants had to be kept out
During the immigration wars of the early 20th century, the flames of racial bigotry were fanned by some of the most respected scientists of their day.
Opinion | Renée Loth
Trump’s census shenanigans shouldn’t count
Trump hasn’t given up on his quest to literally discount immigrants.
OPINION | JOAN VENNOCHI
Mike Pence does N.H., a little awkwardly
He kept to his usual job description: fawning over Trump and covering up for him, when necessary.
OPINION | JENNIFER C. BRACERAS
The real constitutional crisis
Attacks on our constitutional structure undermine the rights of all Americans to live in a free society governed by the rule of law, rather than mob rule.
Opinion | Renée Graham
A convicted felon’s forgotten warning to Republicans
Former Trump fixer Michael Cohen knows what can happen to those blindly loyal to President Trump.
Opinion | Scot Lehigh
A Buttigieg buzz and a possible Bennet endorsement coup in New Hampshire
Mayor Pete Buttigieg is on the lips of Granite State voters, while Senator Michael Bennet may land big Granite State tuna.
OPINION | DANIEL BLOCK, GRACE GEDYE, and PAUL GLASTRIS
Learning the true price of college
Between 2010 and 2016, the most selective colleges spent well over twice as much on instruction and administration per student per year than the less selective institutions. As a result, non-wealthy students who need additional resources the most are getting them the least.
OPINION | NANCY GERTNER AND MARC MAUER
Taking a second look at life imprisonment
The United States, with just 4 percent of the world’s population, houses more than half of the world’s population of people serving life without parole.
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Journalists are not the enemy
A central pillar of President Trump’s politics is a sustained assault on the free press. Journalists are not classified as fellow Americans, but rather “the enemy of the people.”
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Want to buy sex in Massachusetts? Think again
Opinion | John F. Kerry
Our Kurdish allies are being slaughtered. The worst may be yet to come
Safe injection sites aren’t safe or legal
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Donald Trump puts a dangerous spin on Syrian policy
To be race-blind is to be simply blind
Mayor Mike won’t rescue us
Amy Klobuchar is the only candidate able to deliver the Midwest swing state electoral votes.
The danger of car ‘safety’ systems
Some of these 'safety' systems can cause accidents.
Work the swing states
Democrats should focus on nominating the candidate who can win the swing states.
An absurd demand
President Trump’s claim that he has a right to face the Ukrainegate whistle-blower is absurd.
Calling out the billionaires
Kudos to Yvonne Abraham for calling out the absolute hypocrisy and shamelessness of the billionaire class.
Latest from Ideas
Rethinking ‘resilience’ and ‘grit’
The terms “resilience” and “grit” have become the greatest honorifics — praising individual pluck and survival instincts. But focusing on these traits skews conversations away from equity. And for those who fail to thrive, there is an implied lack of character.
I am a Dreamer. And I am here to stay.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the question of whether the Trump administration can terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. All of us deserve better than short-term immigration policies that leave people in limbo. Comprehensive reform is the only way to accomplish that.
‘Watchmen’ reminds us of what America would rather forget
Our country has yet to acknowledge that racial reconciliation requires truth telling and that telling the truth about our racist history demands repairing what has been broken and restoring what has been lost.
DACA is under attack. It would be devastating to terminate it
The Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments this week in the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, that provides protection from immigration for 800,000 young adults brought to the United States illegally when they were children.
The wages of freedom
Trouble followed Eastern Europe's tumultuous revolutions in 1989 - economic dislocation and now, a worrisome tide of conservative populism. But freedom, however destabilizing, was worth it.
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