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Thomas Frank On Mass. Democrats And The Innovation Economy

In his new book, journalist Thomas Frank offers a passionate critique of Massachusetts Democrats and the booming economy they’ve helped create.

When Being A Republican Means Supporting Transgender Rights

Gov. Charlie Baker finds himself in locked in a heated debate about the Transgender Public Accommodations Bill pending on Beacon Hill. The governor hasn’t yet said if he supports the bill.

Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy On Black Tape, Student Dissidents

Even though Randall Kennedy’s portrait is among those defaced, he cautions against overreaction and calls instead for a “calibrated” response.

CommonHealth: One Night In The Life Of A College Crisis Clinician

A mental health professional has to make a decision about how to deal with a student who is potentially suicidal.

Donald Trump, George Wallace, And The Politics Of Demagoguery

The road to Donald Trump’s brand of populism was paved by former Alabama governor George Wallace back in 1968.

A man walks past Government Center construction in Boston, Tuesday. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Week In Review: GE Moves To Boston, Opioid Legislation, Mass. Sens. Check Out Colorado Pot

The story in Boston news this week? General Electric’s move north. On Wednesday, the company announced it would move its global headquarters from Fairfield, Connecticut to Boston, bringing with it about 800 jobs.

Trump, Obama And Muslim People In America

Donald Trump wants to halt all Muslims from entering the United States, at least temporarily. President Obama says there is an “extremist ideology within some Muslim communities.”

Back Bay is famous for its Victorian brownstones from the 19th century. (Lucy Orloski/Flickr)

What Kind Of Housing Does Boston Need?

With the city’s influx of college students and young adults, is nostalgia is keeping us from creating the housing our city actually needs?

Harvard Law Professor Randall Kennedy On Black Tape, Student Dissidents

In a recent New York Times Op-Ed´╗┐, Kennedy cautions against over-reaction and calls instead for a “calibrated” response.

Week In Review: City Council Election, Prisoner Release, Education Funding, Fantasy Sports

Our week in review panel, featuring Renee Graham and Shira Springer, goes beyond the headlines.

Host Meghna Chakrabarti introduces us to newsmakers, big thinkers and artists and brings us stories of relevance to Bostonians here and around the region. Live every weekday at 3 p.m. and 10 p.m.

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