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| 2002 | 2001 |
Justice, Boston-style
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

Remedying injustice
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

Ignoring dissent
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

Justice derailed
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

Speaking out
Attempts to squelch dissent from the war in Iraq cheapen public debate

from March 27, 2003

The neo-imperialist
Why George Bush never apologizes and never explains

from March 20, 2003

Station-fire fallout
Ill-considered regulations and greedy lawyers will not make nightclubs safer

from March 13, 2003

Tough questions
Answers don’t come easily to problems facing the nation, state, and city

from March 6, 2003

Artful moves
It’s about more than Shakespeare, dance, or architecture

from February 27, 2003

Tone deaf
Bush’s failure to appreciate — even symbolically — the depth and breadth of international opposition is a political liability

from February 20, 2003

Diplomacy can win out
Give weapons inspections a chance. Plus, Nobel laureates for economic stimulus and stupid judicial decisions.

from February 13, 2003

Budgeting irresponsibly
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, 2003

Still waiting for the proof
The UN weapons inspectors’ report is just one step in the long march to war

from January 30, 2003

Taking action
Reforming family court. Plus, Senator Kennedy steps up.

from January 23, 2003

Tough times ahead
Tom Menino and Mitt Romney get ready for the fiscal crunch. Plus, media conglomeration doesn’t work.

from January 16, 2003

Class warfare, GOP style
President Bush’s economic plan: Leave no millionaire behind. Plus, Felix Arroyo joins City Council.

from January 9, 2003

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, 2003

Liar, liar
Governor-elect Mitt Romney has yet to serve a day in office, and he’s already backtracking from campaign promises

from December 26, 2002

Lott's lot
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, 2002

A morally bankrupt church
The anger and shock remain. But the ongoing clergy sex scandal is truly heartbreaking.

from December 12, 2002

Step Up
Memo to John Kerry: Be bold. Plus, what goes around comes around. Just ask Billy Bulger.

from December 5, 2002

War games
The president’s partisan execution of the war on terrorism is cynicism at its worst

from November 28, 2002

What does Bush fear?
The war against an open society continues

from November 21, 2002

Bad lessons
Free speech under attack at Harvard. Plus, it may be time to put local campaign-finance reform on the back burner.

from November 14, 2002

The Democrats must regroup
Tuesday's elections are a big loss for reformers

from November 7, 2002

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, 2002

Fit for Office
Dan Grabauskas for state treasurer. Eddie Jenkins for Suffolk County district attorney.

from October 24, 2002

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, 2002

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, 2002

Friendly advice
Shannon O’Brien needs to shore up her relationship with minority voters. Plus, the media consortium must go.

from October 3, 2002

Three things that matter
Reforming the voting process. Stopping Mitt Romney. Supporting the arts.

from September 26, 2002

Shannon O’Brien for governor
The Republicans must be driven from the governor’s office

from September 12, 2002

Wanted: Change on Beacon Hill
Our endorsements for state representatives and senators

from September 5, 2002

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, 2002

Uneasy alliances
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, 2002

Wanted: Fiscal leadership
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, 2002

The Sox, the Globe, and the rest of us
Dashed hopes for better neighbors in the Fenway.

from August 8, 2002

A 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 law.

from August 1, 2002

Amending the amendment process
It should be harder to change the Massachusetts Constitution

from July 25, 2002

Candidates with vision

Reich on crime and prevention; Steve Grossman's legacy
from July 18, 2002

Closing the Hynes
Boston can’t support two convention centers, but let’s be prudent
from July 11, 2002

Patriotism redefined
Patriotic pride has long been the province of conservatives. It shouldn’t be.
from July 4, 2002

Three good deeds
Bush confronts Arafat. The Supreme Court weakens capital punishment. Birmingham kills an anti-gay measure.

from June 28, 2002

Stale ideas
Rent control will not solve our housing crisis

from June 21, 2002

Business as usual
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

Freedom to choose
Why we linked to the video released by Daniel Pearl’s murderers

from June 7, 2002

An overbearing state
The Commonwealth should let the FleetBoston Pavilion stay where it is, give the media continued access to prison inmates, and lay off smokers

from May 30, 2002

Who knew what when?
September 11 intelligence failures must be investigated — and the White House must cooperate

from May 23, 2002

Vision quest
From the House’s stale response to the budget crisis to the reactionary superior-court ruling on gay marriage, state government needs a fresh approach. How about biking to work?

from May 16, 2002

Prosecutorial abuse

US Attorney Michael Sullivan should drop the charges against the Logan 19
from May 9, 2002

Party differences
A short-lived White House proposal on student loans illustrates the importance of partisan politics
from May 2, 2002

Stuck in denial
Despite appearances to the contrary, the Catholic Church has yet to recognize the gravity of the clergy sex-abuse scandal
from April 25, 2002

Populist pursuits
Why is Tom Reilly working to prevent gay and lesbian couples from marrying?
from April 18, 2002

The Vatican is the problem
A deeply conservative hierarchy stymies Catholics who seek change. Is it time for reform, or a new Reformation?
from April 11, 2002

Return to common sense

The intellectual irresponsibility of the left is leading to moral bankruptcy
from April 4, 2002

An elusive peace
In the face of an unraveling Arab summit, the US must intensify its efforts in the Middle East
from March 28, 2002

Swift’s surprise
Now it’s time for Romney to define himself
from March 21, 2002

The Geoghan settlement
Cardinal Law should pay a higher price for his silence
from March 14, 2002

The call to go
A significant voice suggests Cardinal Law take leave; state budget woes; and mugging the First Amendment
from March 7, 2002

The real bar to peace
Palestinians — and indeed most of the Arab world — want to see Israel destroyed
from February 28, 2002

Common sense
The state budget crisis is going to be worse than many think. It’s time for plain speaking.
from February 21, 2002

Finneran’s folly
The House Speaker must stop waging war against the courts
from February 14, 2002

Cardinal Law’s shame
It is time to end the posturing
from February 7, 2002

Shame of the system

Why Enron is business as usual
from January 24, 2002

Reform baseball
Sox sale shows problems with baseball’s antitrust exemption
from January 17, 2002

Who’s on second?
Yes, the state constitution should be changed. But Governor Swift bungled her running-mate choice all on her own.
from January 10, 2002

Sound familiar? The state faces ongoing budget woes, a bloated Big Dig, continuing troubles with Massport, and an ineffectual legislative body in 2002
from January 3, 2002

The Sox sale considered
Local ownership would benefit the team. South Boston is where the new stadium should be built. The new owners don’t deserve corporate welfare. And money will win out over love of the game
from December 20, 2001

There they go again
Don’t be fooled: The Republicans are up to their old tricks
from December 13, 2001

Arafat’s last chance
States that sponsor terrorism must be held responsible
from December 6, 2001

Wanted: political leadership
The messy state budget shows just how weak our political ‘leaders’ are
from November 29, 2001

Information, please
What is President Bush trying to hide?
from November 22, 2001

Deficit politics
Here’s how to balance the state budget without hurting our most vulnerable citizens
from November 15, 2001

Battling insecurity
So now we’re talking about torture? Our newfound need to protect ourselves mustn’t come at the expense of civil liberties.
from November 8, 2001

At the polls

Peggy Davis-Mullen for mayor; Maura Hennigan and Felix Arroyo for citywide councilors. Plus, Somerville and Cambridge endorsements.
from November 1, 2001

Who’s in charge?
Anthrax hysteria is sweeping the US, and our government is ill-equipped to deal with it
from October 25, 2001

Stephen Lynch for Congress
Now, more than ever, we need to send another Democrat to the House
from October 11, 2001

Thoughts on Tuesday’s terrorist attacks
Where was the president? Why did this happen? Have we ever known anything like it?
from September 13, 2001

Cheryl Jacques for Congress
A chance to make history — and a difference
fromSeptember 6, 2001

Business as usual
Mayor Menino’s back-room deals are bad for the city
from August 31, 2001

Law’s failure to lead
The Catholic Church must stop its sleazy defense tactics in sex-abuse cases
from August 24, 2001

Fear of ink
Anti-tattoo regulations in Boston and Somerville violate the free-expression rights of artists and their customers
from August 17, 2001

It’s democracy, stupid
Peace in the Middle East cannot occur until Arab dictatorships are abolished
from August 10, 2001

Feeling the heat

Minority firefighters send Mayor Menino a long-overdue message: It’s time to spur reform by hiring a civilian commissioner
from August 3, 2001

Escalating violence
Where’s the outrage over the death of Genoa protester Carlo Giuliani?
from July 26, 2001

Giving up the ghost
The Red Sox’ Fenway plan is dead. It’s time to stop pretending otherwise.
from July 12, 2001

Blood money
Fidelity must sell its shares in Talisman Energy
from July 5, 2001

Move to the left
A progressive agenda for Ninth Congressional District candidates
from June 28, 2001

Swift kicks butt
The governor’s smart moves on welfare, pollution, and human-service hiring policies mark a refreshing change from the status quo
from June 21, 2001

Indecent proposal
The FCC reaches a new low by censoring an already censored Eminem hit — even as it gives its blessing to greater media concentration
from June 14, 2001

Reopen the search
Why Massachusetts needs a tough, independent inspector general. Plus, Birmingham has the right idea.
from June 7, 2001

Finneran’s puppet
House Ways and Means chairman John Rogers must go
from May 31, 2001

Bush’s America
From his irresponsible tax cut to his assault on the environment, the president is doing the right-wing thing
from May 23, 2001

Legalize medical marijuana
Politicians must catch up with the public will
from May 16, 2001

Birmingham’s opportunity
The Senate president must support Clean Elections funding. Plus, why the Phoenix will call Jane Swift ‘Governor.’
from May 9, 2001

Dirty business
The House’s arrogant vote against Clean Elections must be punished
from May 2, 2001

W.’s hall of shame
In just 100 days, Bush has proven himself to be worse than we ever thought he could be
from April 26, 2001

Block the ban
The Back Bay’s ban on news boxes is an assault on the press
from April 19, 2001

The vision thing
An outdoor amphitheater and fountain are big ideas for the Central Artery surface corridor. Don’t kill them with little questions.
from April 12, 2001

Getting at the truth
What did Cellucci know about the Big Dig overrun scandal?
from April 5, 2001

Disgraceful acts
Cardinal Law must come clean
from March 29, 2001

Free speech at Brown
Student editors deserve praise for standing up to the censorious mob
from March 22, 2001

Rehabilitate — don’t incarcerate
Reforming the Commonwealth’s ‘war on drugs’
from March 15, 2001

Slick politics
Drilling in the Arctic won’t solve the oil crunch. We need an energy policy that works
from March 8, 2001

Fighting death
from March 1, 2001

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