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An image of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is overlaid with the words ‘don’t attack our democracy’ at a rally to denounce the governor’s immigration policies on Sept. 20, 2022, in Doral, Fla. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

The Republican party’s cruel migrant stunts have very deep roots

The recent anti-migrant actions of the Florida and Texas governors reflect specific hatreds that date back to the very beginnings of European settlement in North America.
Several offshore wind farms are planned for the U.S. Northeast. Scott Eisen/Getty Images

New Englanders support more offshore wind power – just don’t send it to New York

The regionalism that fuels the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry is also found in U.S. attitudes about energy production, a new study shows. That could have repercussions for the renewable energy transition.
Organizations can apply to have their flag temporarily replace the Boston city flag, shown on far right, in front of City Hall. gregobagel/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Can a Christian flag fly at City Hall? The Supreme Court will have to decide

Shurtleff v. Boston, a case argued before the Supreme Court on Jan. 18, raises important questions about free speech and religion in public spaces.
Plimoth Plantation, in Plymouth, Mass., is a living museum that’s a replica of the original settlement, which existed for 70 years. Wikimedia Commons

The complicated legacy of the Pilgrims is finally coming to light 400 years after they landed in Plymouth

Descendants from the Pilgrims were keen to highlight their ancestors’ role in the country’s founding. But their sanitized version of events is only now starting to be told in full.
Black bear near military housing at Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle, May 17, 2010. USAF/Kathy Gault

Black bears adapt to life near humans by burning the midnight oil

Once hunted into corners of North America, black bears have expanded across the continent since the early 1900s. But bears that end up living near people aren’t seeking close encounters.

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