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Lawmakers are introducing legislation that would target a number of Big Tech's “self-preferencing” practices.

A chance for Congress to turn concern over Big Tech’s sway into action

If the largest platforms can’t be trusted to enforce even their own anticompetitive policies, then Washington has little choice but to act.

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Massachusetts Legislature should pass ‘right to repair’ bill

Right-to-repair laws are better for consumers, small businesses, and the environment. The Legislature has no reason to oppose them.

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A report issued this week from a presidential commission stated that “there are principled reasons for favoring term limits for Supreme Court Justices, as they simultaneously would preserve the value of judicial independence and ensure that the Court’s membership is broadly representative to the outcome of democratic elections over time.”

Biden should back Supreme Court term limits now

Ending lifetime appointments to the high court is a smart and fair way to address the politicization that has tainted the court’s public reputation and made the judicial appointment process a partisan blood sport.

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Cochairs of the Special Joint Committee on Redistricting, Representative Mike Moran (center) and Senator William Brownsberger speak about the recently released draft maps of the state legislative districts, at Ashburton Park on Oct. 12.

The House takes the long view on redistricting

State legislators in the House and Senate used different approaches to create new majority-minority districts. The House’s approach maximizes the opportunities to elect a more representative Beacon Hill.

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Cars parked in the lot of Underground at Ink Block, a public art space beneath the Southeast Expressway between the South End and South Boston.

City’s new rules on parking spots are spot-on

A shift away from parking spaces will save money and help the environment.

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The women's pro start of the 125th Boston Marathon in Hopkinton on Oct. 11.

The Marathon returns, but with unwelcome reminders

The government’s choice to push for the death penalty for convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is inadvertently distracting and detracting from the Marathon itself.

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Boston Police Sergeant Clifton McHale testified in the double murder trial of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez in Suffolk Superior Court in July 2017.

Police reform meets harsh realities of McHale case

Lack of transparency and slap-on-the-wrist justice live on at the Boston Police Department.

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Former Facebook employee and whistle-blower Frances Haugen testified at a Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation hearing on Capitol Hill, on Oct. 5, in Washington.

A Facebook whistle-blower caught lightning in a bottle. Now Congress must act before the fire fades.

The social media giant knows how to mitigate the harm its products can cause children but has chosen not to act.