Why is a UMass Boston professor facing charges for assaulting a police officer when 12 eyewitnesses say the officer assaulted the professor?
from July 25, 2003
Why Bush is impeachable
The president has lied about so much, not just Iraq
from July 18, 2003
Whacking the poor
Governor Romney’s budget vetoes show his true colors as an elitist out of touch with the role of government
from July 11, 2003
Same-sex couples deserve the right of marriage. Plus, Governor Romney’s bad budget.
from July 04, 2003
Making good decisions
Bulger’s fate should rest with the UMass trustees. Plus, AmeriCorps should be fully funded.
from June 27, 2003
Where’s the outrage?
President Bush took the country to war based on half-truths and lies.
from June 20, 2003
Wanted: Palestinian leadership
There will never be peace in the Middle East until Yasser Arafat is gone. Plus, Hillary Clinton is our national Rorschach test.
from June 13, 2003
Congress must do what the FCC refuses to: Regulate media conglomeration.
from June 6, 2003
Being gay in the GOP
Congressman Mark Foley: A model of political hypocrisy and personal cowardice.
from May 30, 2003
Meeting our obligations
Medicaid is at the breaking point. It can’t sustain more budget cuts.
from May 23, 2003
Bungling the job
The Bush administration gives up its search for WMD in Iraq. Plus, a modest proposal to solve the Liberty-Tip tunnel brouhaha.
from May 16, 2003
Until we prosecute the prosecutors who wrongly convict the innocent, justice will remain illusory
from May 9, 2003
Lending a hand
The AIDS Action Committee is an organization in flux. But it does important work and deserves your support.
from May 2, 2003
The war of ideas
Fighting aggression abroad and repression at home; plus, common sense on Beacon Hill, and Golfgate follies
from April 25, 2003
Governing while incompetent
President Bush presses on with his irresponsible push for tax cuts. Plus, State Senator Brian Lees tries to shake down war protesters.
from April 17, 2003
Rating the governor
After 100 days in office, Governor Romney is failing to make the grade
from April 10, 2003
Take a breather
Don’t get too caught up in minute-by-minute developments. This war and its consequences are still unfolding.
from April 3, 2003
Attempts to squelch dissent from the war in Iraq cheapen public debate
from March 27,
Why George Bush never apologizes and never explains
from March 20,
Ill-considered regulations and greedy lawyers will not make nightclubs safer
from March 13,
Answers don’t come easily to problems facing the nation, state, and city
from March 6,
It’s about more than Shakespeare, dance, or architecture
from February 27,
Bush’s failure to appreciate — even symbolically — the depth and breadth of international opposition is a political liability
from February 20,
Diplomacy can win out
Give weapons inspections a chance. Plus, Nobel laureates for economic stimulus and stupid judicial decisions.
from February 13,
It’s time for Democrats and Republicans to get serious about the state’s fiscal crisis. Plus, Bush has to be kidding.
from February 6,
Still waiting for the proof
The UN weapons inspectors’ report is just one step in the long march to war
from January 30,
Reforming family court. Plus, Senator Kennedy steps up.
from January 23,
Tough times ahead
Tom Menino and Mitt Romney get ready for the fiscal crunch. Plus, media conglomeration doesn’t work.
from January 16,
Class warfare, GOP style
President Bush’s economic plan: Leave no millionaire behind. Plus, Felix Arroyo joins City Council.
from January 9,
It's the economy, stupid
Yes, the state should legalize casino gambling. And no, the state didn’t spend its way into the current budget deficit.
from January 2,
Governor-elect Mitt Romney has yet to serve a day in office, and he’s already backtracking from campaign promises
from December 26,
The GOP is taking a hard look at Lott. The Democrats should do the same with Daschle. Plus, Bryon Rushing’s courageous run and the continued injustice of the death penalty.
from December 19,
A morally bankrupt church
The anger and shock remain. But the ongoing clergy sex scandal is truly heartbreaking.
from December 12,
Memo to John Kerry: Be bold. Plus, what goes around comes around. Just ask Billy Bulger.
from December 5,
The president’s partisan execution of the war on terrorism is cynicism at its worst
from November 28,
What does Bush fear?
The war against an open society continues
from November 21,
Free speech under attack at Harvard. Plus, it may be time to put local campaign-finance reform on the back burner.
from November 14,
The Democrats must regroup
Tuesday's elections are a big loss for reformers
from November 7,
Shannon O'Brien for Governor
The state is facing hard times ahead and we need an experienced manager at the helm. Plus, ballot-initiative and legislative endorsements.
from October 31,
Fit for Office
Dan Grabauskas for state treasurer. Eddie Jenkins for Suffolk County district attorney.
from October 24,
Big Brother is Watching
The censorious Menino administration had no business shutting down a drag blackface show. Plus, the proposed smoking ban should be put out.
from October 17,
Where's the proof?
Bush has failed to make the case that war with Iraq will bring us peace. Plus, Mitt Romney’s stomach-turning strategy.
from October 10,
Shannon O’Brien needs to shore up her relationship with minority voters. Plus, the media consortium must go.
from October 3,
Three things that matter
Reforming the voting process. Stopping Mitt Romney. Supporting the arts.
from September 26,
Shannon O’Brien for governor
The Republicans must be driven from the governor’s office
from September 12,
Wanted: Change on Beacon Hill
Our endorsements for state representatives and senators
from September 5,
Good, bad, and ugly
The state legislature does some good. The Red Sox’ plan to close off Yawkey Way gets worse. Plus, the US military bullies Harvard Law School
from August 29,
In US policy, some of us are more equal than others. CNN "terror
tapes" raise questions about reaction to the Pearl video. Plus,
kudos to Bob Kraft
from August 22,
President Bush deserves some of the blame for our fiscal woes. Shannon
O’Brien doesn’t. Also, a good idea from the Boston City Council.
from August 15,
Sox, the Globe, and the rest of us
Dashed hopes for better neighbors in the Fenway.
from August 8, 2002
barrel of rotten apples
If Big Business won't look out for the public, the government must
do so. Plus, paying off the Clintons, and abusing anti-terrorism
from August 1, 2002
the amendment process
It should be harder to change the Massachusetts Constitution
from July 25, 2002
Reich on crime
and prevention; Steve Grossman's legacy
from July 18, 2002
support two convention centers, but let’s be prudent
from July 11, 2002
has long been the province of conservatives. It shouldn’t be.
from July 4, 2002
Bush confronts Arafat. The Supreme Court weakens capital punishment.
Birmingham kills an anti-gay measure.
from June 28, 2002
Rent control will not solve our housing crisis
from June 21, 2002
Business as usual Mitt Romney’s an empty suit, but the Dems are
trying to win November’s election on technicalities
from June 14, 2002
Why we linked to the video released by Daniel Pearl’s murderers
from June 7, 2002
The Commonwealth should let the FleetBoston Pavilion stay where
it is, give the media continued access to prison inmates, and lay
from May 30, 2002