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What's left of the right after Trump?

Rarely has a party's profile reversed itself with such striking swiftness. Less than two years ago, the Republican Party was flying high. The 2014 congressional...

More than a third of Mass. in severe drought

Yellowing lawns in Shrewsbury. Dried-out flowers in Danvers. And in Scituate, a town reservoir that is less than half full, its waters sinking more than...

Political Happy Hour: July 1, 2016

SJC RULES AGAINST COMMON CORE BALLOT Q, via John R. Ellement: “Supporters of retaining the Common Core curriculum for Massachusetts public schools won a key...

No mercy in mental health system, even for children

Was ever a bait-and-switch more cruel than this? There is so much to anger and appall us in the new Spotlight Team investigation into the...

2016 Girls' Tennis All-Scholastics

Boston — O'Bryant: Tuyet Nguyen, Ruth Rincon, Sylvia Yu. Cape & Islands — Cape Cod Academy: Noelle Benoit, Claire Carvounis, Nelle Thornton. St. John Paul...

Revolution head to DC looking for third straight win

Out: New England — M Gershon Koffie (knee), F Charlie Davies (abductor); D.C. — G Andrew Dykstra (back), D Chris Korb (knee), M Collin Martin...

Ex-wrestlers say one of their own sells them short

In 2007, he also procured the brain of WWE star Chris Benoit, which helped establish that Benoit suffered from severe CTE when he killed his...

Cleveland's message to the rest of us on GOP convention: Calm down.

“I have to eat crow because I did not expect Donald Trump to win, but it's real,” said Tracey Winbush, a conservative talk radio host...

Democrats at state convention put focus on Trump, not Baker

McGee also warned that Baker wanted to “defeat Democrats and win a veto-proof majority so he can start pushing through a conservative agenda.” A more...

Donald Trump's policy-free approach befuddles Washington think tanks

CNBC personality Larry Kudlow and Stephen Moore, an economic commentator and visiting fellow at the Heritage Foundation, have discussed some tax plan “tweaks,” as they...

As Sanders wanes, his supporters seek new political missions

By Alice Yin Globe Correspondent May 11, 2016. WASHINGTON — A ... “Politics as usual has not worked, and it hasn't worked for a long...

Who's donating to Brian Joyce? Brian Joyce.

Ironically, there would not have been any conflict had conservatives not blocked the establishment's plans to abolish the caucuses altogether. “We regret that the structure...

Imagine Donald Trump with the immense power of the presidency

What isn't normal is for a serious presidential contender, after being heckled by a protester, to tell a campaign rally: “I'd like to punch him...

Obama court choice a deft navigator of Washington's legal circles

Several people used similar, somewhat surprising, language to describe the tough-minded legal advocate: “a sweet spirit,” Frank Keating, the former Oklahoma governor and a Republican,...

Political Happy Hour: March 4, 2016

TIMEAlso at the table were Suffolk University senior vice president John Nucci and House Speaker Robert DeLeo, evidently back on the lunch circuit after his...

42 essential arts events of the spring and summer

A patriotic beauty queen named Katherine, intent on rounding up bipartisan support for her bid to rewrite the US Constitution, locks herself in a hotel...

NH considers bringing back bobcat hunting, trapping

''For all of you who want bobcats killed, I'm your guy,'' he said, joking that other candidates have yet to take a position on the...

Groups lining up against MBTA fare increases

Meanwhile, Jim Stergios, executive director of the fiscally conservative Pioneer Institute, says it's simply a matter of putting the T's customers first. The MBTA needs...

How the Red Scare destroyed a small-town teacher

The goal of these proceedings was the same as the congressional hearings run by Senator Joseph McCarthy and others: to test the loyalty of Americans...

Where the Patriots now stand, position by position

Stephen Jackson contributed 74 yards on 31 carries (2.4-yard average) in four games. Joey Iosefa rushed 15 for 51 times in one game, then was...

50 quintessential New Hampshire primary moments

In 1949, New Hampshire House Speaker Richard Upton champions legislation letting voters choose presidential candidates — rather than just convention delegates — on primary day.

GM Don Sweeney says Bruins remain a work in progress

“It's not systematic, for the most part,” Sweeney said. “A lot of the breakdowns have been self-inflicted. Those are the things we need to clean...

Other notables who died in 2015

National affairs. Wendell Ford, senator, governor. Robert Kastenmeier, representative. Advertisement. Louis Stokes, representative. John Galvin, NATO commander. Amelia Boynton Robinson, civil rights activist. Grace Lee...

To shield their fortunes, the wealthiest put tax system to work

Daniel Loeb, a hedge fund billionaire, uses a tax maneuver that reduces his tax ... Some of these same families have also contributed hundreds of...

108 Stitches: Friday, Dec. 18

It is worth noting that the Red Sox under the stewardship of Theo Epstein/Ben Cherington proved highly conservative when it came to re-signing their own...

2015 Preps All-Scholastics

See the athletes and coaches chosen for this year's All-Scholastic team. Football. Class A. Abu Daramy. Choate. Class B. Jeff Costello. BB&N. Class B. AJ...

No longer perfect, Patriots reveal flaws

DeMarco Murray only played 14 of 61 snaps, but Kelly correctly explained the Patriots have one of the biggest linebacker units in the league, so...

108 Stitches: December 7, 2015

3) Deal a starter for prospects, helping to offset some of what the team gave up (shortstop Javier Guerra, outfielder Manuel Margot, lefthander Logan Allen)...

Hillary: The Wellesley years

Black students and white students, conservatives, liberals, moderates, they all knew her and most had voted for her for one class office or another through...

Mass. becomes draw for Republican hopefuls

By Jim O'Sullivan Globe Staff November 19, 2015. Donald Trump came to Worcester on Wednesday night, boasting about ... But he is actively trying to...

Mass. becomes draw for GOP hopefuls

By Jim O'Sullivan Globe Staff November 19, 2015. Donald Trump came to Worcester on Wednesday night, boasting about ... But he is actively trying to...

For Bruins, nutrition tweaks prove fruitful on ice

“There seems to be a trend away from what older guys used to do,” said Julie Nicoletti, a sports nutritionist and founder of Kinetic Fuel.

Family remembers victim of Mansfield road rage crash

ATTLEBORO — Patricia Santos clutched a small cross hanging around her neck Tuesday and listened to a prosecutor describe what the driver accused of killing...

Pediatrician is at the center of storms on child abuse

Dr. Alice Newton races down the hallway of Massachusetts General Hospital in a black-and-white dress and cowboy boots. The longtime pediatrician is more than 10...

10 strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere

As it steamed toward the picturesque resort coast of southwestern Mexico on Friday, Patricia broke the record for the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in...

David I. Finnegan, 74; radio host, former mayoral candidate

In 1964, Mr. Finnegan married Patricia Harden. They had four children and their marriage ended in divorce. Mr. Finnegan first sought a School Committee seat...

A look at Bella before she was Baby Doe

Rachelle Bond was 36 years old and homeless, a drug addict and a prostitute, when she stood before a judge in 2012, desperate to stay...

Donald Trump says he'd raise taxes on wealthy

... Weston Ski Track · Bill would mandate school drug screenings · How Martin Shkreli, biotech pariah, put cancer patients at risk · Pope's message...

USOC increases pressure on Walsh, Baker

Boston Globe - Metro - The Boston GlobeBoston GlobeEric Risberg/Associated Press/File 2015. From left: Larry Probst, US Olympic Committee chairman, Steve Pagliuca, chairman of Boston...