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Eileen McNamara

Death with Dignity?

Cardinal Sean O’Malley and the Catholic Church need to stop the fear-mongering so Massachusetts can have an honest debate about physician-assisted suicide.

Immovable Object

At this point, Boston is Tom Menino’s world. We just live in it.

Fatal Attraction

As the recent murders of two young women tragically demonstrate, it’s long past time this state got serious about teenage dating violence.

The Long Goodbye

Jeff Gonski lost his fiancée during 9/11. Every September since has been an exercise in distraction—anything to avoid the memories. But with the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks this month, it’s time to look his loss in the eye.

Parents Gone Wild

In the battle to protect their kids, adults are hurting the very people they claim to be looking out for.

Party of Asses

With Scott Brown’s reelection campaign gathering momentum, Democrats around here are stuck in a haze of nostalgia and complacency.

Out of the Mouths of Babes

Why are the Democrats trying to take from the poor and give to the rich?

Dead Air

Why should taxpayers be asked to fund a union-busting, freeloading corporate behemoth…like WGBH?

Campaign Confidential

Scott Brown should be using his child abuse story to help those who suffer similarly — not to help his reelection.

You Live Free, We Die

In the wake of the Arizona shootings, it’s comforting to think that the strict firearms regulations in Massachusetts keep us safe. But the truth is that it’s as easy to evade our gun laws as it is our sales tax—just head north.

Harsh Reality

They’re just using you, Scott. Again.

Four Loko Madness

How do you get a sleepy federal agency to spring into full regulatory action? Terrify parents about the alcoholic energy-drink craze that’s sweeping college campuses.

The Getaway

What the Paul Levy saga says about the city’s most powerful institutions.

In Defense of Martha

Massachusetts’ problem with women candidates. 

Bad Medicine

The Patrick administration likes the notion of universal health coverage. It just doesn’t want to pay for it.