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The Nature of the Attack Gives Few Clues About Those Responsible

In the wake of Monday’s attack near the Boston Marathon finish line, authorities are still searching for answers: Who was behind such senseless tragedy, and […]

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Airline Travel Out of Boston Is Getting Better

Good news for frequent flyers: Airline’s performed slightly better in 2012 than they have in all years but one in the last two decades, according […]

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The Supreme Court Is Unlikely to Reinstate Prop. 8

The Supreme Court begins its second day of oral arguments surrounding the question of gay marriage Wednesday as it considers whether to strike down the federal […]

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Americans Are Getting Richer, Just Not the Young Ones

Despite the toll the Great Recession took on our finances, a recent study from the Urban Institute reveals that Americans are still significantly richer today […]

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Designing Buildings Around Cars Will Only Make Our Car Problem Worse

Few people would disagree that the city has a serious parking problem—but the debate that erupted surrounding a proposed Allston apartment building that wouldn’t allow […]

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Nathaniel Fujita Highlights Need for Teen Dating Violence Prevention

Last week’s sentencing of 20-year-old Nathaniel Fujita to life in prison without parole for the murder of his ex-girlfriend Lauren Astley is a grim conclusion […]

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Our Tweets Suggest Massachusetts Isn’t the Happiest of States

Red is happier. Blue is less happy. Image via the Vermont Complex Systems Center study. Just how happy are we compared to the rest of […]

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We Could Fix the Electoral College (But We’d Have to Give Up Cape Cod)

Plans to resolve the inequities of the Electoral College usually fall into one of two categories:  those that seek to eliminate the anachronistic system altogether, […]

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Pope Benedict XVI’s Legacy Will Help Determine His Successor

Image Credit: Andre Ballensiefen via Flickr Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to resign has arguably become the single most discussed act of his pontificate. Although permitted by Canon […]

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Boston In the Year 2100 Looks Really … Wet

Had Hurricane Sandy’s storm surge hit Boston during high tide five and a half hours earlier, large portions of these neighborhoods would’ve been flooded with […]

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The Cleverness of a Trillion Dollar Coin

Policy wonks have spent the last few weeks debating whether President Obama might avoid opposition to a debt ceiling increase by minting a $1 trillion […]

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Meaningful Change in Gun Control Policy Is Unlikely

Calls for tougher gun laws sounded nationwide in response to last week’s school shooting, reviving the gun control debate that had remained all but dormant […]

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Here's How You Should've Played the Powerball

Last night, two Powerball players from Missouri and Arizona laid claim to the largest spoils in Powerball history, and four people from Massachusetts won million […]

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How Soon Until Massachusetts Legalizes Marijuana?

Photo via Flickr The Marijuana Policy Project announced this week that Massachusetts lawmakers, as well as those in a few other New England states, are preparing […]

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Boston Moves (a Little) for Health

Photo via Thinkstock One million pounds: That was the amount that Mayor Menino challenged the city of Boston to collectively shed this year. Announced at […]