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Makers Versus Takers: The Financialization Of American Business

Business reporter Rana Foroohar on the “financialization of America” and what the consequences could be.

The six New England governors met to discuss strategies to deal with the opioid addiction problem in all their states. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Vermont Governor On FDA’s Role In Opioid Epidemic

Six governors from around New England gathered at Harvard Medical School to discuss the opioid epidemic.

Week In Review: Priority Enforcement Program, Transgender Bill And Public Records

Our Week In Review panelists — Shira Springer and Richard Tisei — go beyond the headlines.

In Policy Change, Mass. State Police Can Now Detain Undocumented Immigrants Convicted Of A Crime

Governor Baker issued a statement saying the change gives “our statewide policing agency the tools necessary to detain criminals.” Opponents say the move will undermine local police community relations.

Are Political Parties Necessary To American Democracy?

Princeton historian Sean Wilentz on what we can learn from America’s partisan past.

Passionate Debates In Mass. House Over Transgender Public Accommodations Bill

Debates are underway in the Massachusetts House over the Transgender Public Accommodations Bill.

An Uber driver sits in his car near the San Francisco International Airport. In his new book, Thomas Frank argues the innovation economy has worsened economic disparity in the U.S. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

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.

Lori Gillen displays a banner with the names of businesses that she said support the transgender community during a ceremony commemorating the raising of a flag representing the transgender community at Boston City Hall. (Steven Senne/AP)

Mass. House Set To Debate Transgender Bill

If signed into law, Massachusetts would join 17 other states with similar laws already on the books.

Smoke billows on the horizon as Iraqi military forces prepare for an offensive into Fallujah to retake the city from Islamic State militants in Iraq, Monday. (Khalid Mohammed/AP)

Andrew Bacevich On What He Calls ‘America’s Hopeless War For The Middle East’

Andrew Bacevich, a retired Boston University professor, calls America’s involvement in the Middle East one long war that has stretched on for close to 40 years — from Beirut to Bosnia, from Iraq to Afghanistan, from Libya to Pakistan, from President Jimmy Carter to President Barack Obama.

Week In Review: Remembering Officer Tarentino, Jay Walking Arrest, And Politics

Our panelists — Renee Graham and Tom Keane — go behind the headlines.

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