Senate set to vote on Kavanaugh


// Brett Kavanaugh and the tears of a bully

Kavanaugh went before the Senate Judiciary Committee and poured every ounce of emotion he could summon into saving his nomination.


// Christine Blasey Ford was more credible

Absent an FBI investigation of sexual misconduct allegations, Brett Kavanaugh shouldn?t be on the court.

Opinion | Jennifer Braceras

// Feinstein played Ford like a pawn

That is not a condemnation of Ford, it is a condemnation of Feinstein. Saying so isn?t ?survivor shaming,? it?s ?Senate shaming.?

Opinion | Martha Coakley

// Angry and defiant, Kavanaugh brings heat but no light

Kavanaugh was clearly emotional, but that emotion does not give us real insight into whether he is telling the truth.

? The Judiciary Committee plans to vote Friday at 1:30 p.m. on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. The committee is narrowly split with an 11-10 Republican majority.

? On Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford testified that she was "100 percent" certain Kavanaugh was the one who attacked her.

? In his own testimony, Kavanaugh called the hearing a "national disgrace" and said he would "never" step back from the nomination.

// Key swing vote Jeff Flake says he?ll vote ?yes? on Kavanaugh nomination

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gained the support of a key vote Friday, after Rebublican Senator Jeff Flake announced he would ?vote to confirm.?

// ?You?re telling all women that they don?t matter?: Jeff Flake confronted by women in elevator

Just moments after announcing he planned to vote for Brett Kavanaugh nomination, Senator Jeff Flake was confronted by two women in an elevator who said they survived sexual assaults.


// Judicial ambition and #MeToo collide in a public spectacle

It was an uncomfortable and rare sight ? a performance that seemed tuned as much to defending Brett Kavanugh?s honor as to salvaging his nomination.

Globe Magazine

The dude looked like Steven Tyler. And he ended up in an Aerosmith tribute band.

For nearly 30 years, landscaper Neill Byrnes has played the part of the Aerosmith frontman in Draw The Line. For some hard-core fans, he?s just as good as the real thing.

Ideas | Shirley Leung

// ?Can the call-in show survive?? and other questions for the new hosts of ?On Point?

Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik sat down for a wide-ranging interview on the increasingly complex media landscape.

// ?They?re eating our children?: Cape Cod shark attacks rile residents

Around 300 Cape Cod residents filled a Wellfleet school?s gymnasium to voice an array of concerns.

// A small, terrier-type dog found emaciated in Beverly, animal control needs your help

The 10-year-old male dog, which the animal rescue league has named ?Angel,? was found in ?appalling condition,? according to State Police.

// People love this Maine woman who makes artwork out of moose poop

Her business is called ?Tirdy Works.?

Perspective | Magazine

// Why are Asian-Americans crazy about ?Crazy Rich Asians?? It isn't about them.

The movie glosses over the obsession with status and materialism that permeates certain sectors of Chinese society in Asia.

TV Critic?s Corner

// A tired ?Murphy Brown? returns to take on Trump

So many of the jokes have already made the rounds on social media, probably months or even years ago.

// BC launches a major initiative to improve its sports programs

A $150 million fund-raising campaign will back the effort to make BC a national contender, especially in football and basketball.

2018 MCAS scores for Mass. schools

The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released 2018 MCAS results on Thursday.


// Dont?a Hightower hasn?t been great. But he?s one problem, not the problem

Watch the All-22 film of the Patriots? last two games, and you see it?s a unit-wide issue, not specific to Hightower.


// A closer look at the Miami Dolphins and how they got to 3-0

The Dolphins enter Sunday?s game as just one of three teams in the league that are undefeated.

Former state senator Brian Joyce.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff/File 2014

Former state senator Brian Joyce found dead at his home

Foul play is not suspected, and the state medical examiner is expected to determine the cause and manner of his death. Joyce was 56.

// Four Vermont residents arrested in fentanyl bust after traffic stop in Greenfield

?Also located were 500 purple wax bags containing a mixture of Fentanyl and heroin. Two digital scales were also located in the vehicle,? police said.

Skydiving instructor presumed dead after going missing over Maine

Brett Bickford was supposed to be sharing a parachute with another skydiver, who landed safely, officials said.

A man pushed a car on Independence Avenue in Quincy, after the street was flooded by heavy rain earlier this month.

Dave Epstein

One more September deluge to add to the list

Of the past 50 Septembers, this year is 10th in overall amount of rain ? and Friday?s precipitation will likely move us up in ranking later today.

Opinion & Ideas


// Charlie Baker?s chance to shape the Gaming Commission

Big decisions are on the horizon ? choices that will have far-reaching impact on thousands of jobs and millions in state tax revenues.

Special reports

// The world, the stage, the way ahead

Lost and alone, Deb made a decision to reclaim the only home she?d ever had, whatever the risk.


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The Big Picture

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Big picture

A drama unfolds in Peabody

Deb was still new to this high school in Peabody, and had found her way to the vaunted theater program, establishing a foothold in a realm that felt magical.

Real Estate

Home of the Week: Two-bedroom condo in a former school listed for $399,900

Built in 1931, it served as a school for decades before it was converted into a condo complex known as Academy Park. Search more Fall House Hunt listings at


// Can genetic tests gauge how well antidepressants will work?

With more products aimed at gauging the effectiveness of mental health treatments, some say science is getting left behind.

Love Letters: The Podcast

// Until next year, my sweetheart

In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and ?Wet Hot American Summer? creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

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Real Estate

//$medium.jpg Despite debt, millennials are the biggest home-buying generation. How?

Slightly more than a third of all home purchases were made by millennials over the past year.

Globe event

// Seattle?s mayor talks growing pains that offer some lessons for Boston

Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan spoke at a Globe event on how innovation is shaping our world, and she?s in high demand among the hundreds of mayors gathered in Boston.


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