Editorial

Early primary voting: Its time has come

Lawmakers shouldn’t stop with just the presidential primary when all contests cry out for expanding voting opportunities.

Editorial

Time to get serious about teen vaping epidemic

Massachusetts’ progress in reducing teen smoking during the past two decades is being quickly undermined by the popularity of vaping.

Editorial

Beacon Hill is going in the wrong direction on higher-ed funding

The way to stop tuition increases is to reverse the years of disinvestment in public higher education.

Editorial

Make State Police accountable for missing evidence

The State Police should not be getting special treatment — and should face the consequences of destroying evidence, if that’s what happened.

EDITORIAL

To boost equity, give public loans to pot startups

Sonia Chang-Díaz’s amendment would move Massachusetts closer to reaching its goal of a truly equitable cannabis industry.

Editorial

Wynn Resorts casino has a chance to make traffic right in Everett

The Encore Boston Harbor casino should make a hard sell for their non-car transportation options — and spring for a footbridge, while they’re at it.

Editorial

Drawing an ethical line on sports endowments

A burst of generosity by parents of prospective students comes with a price prestigious colleges should be weighing.

Editorial

After two crashes, Boeing needs new leadership — and big changes

Boeing President and CEO Dennis Muilenburg needs to go.

Editorial

Boston Police gender diversity plan needs an overhaul

In four separate lawsuits, women have described a hostile, discriminatory work environment.

EDITORIAL

Pope makes first good step on Catholic Church rules for clergy sexual abuse

The best practices for combatting clergy sexual abuse must include a comprehensive internal process paired with clear penalties and civil authorities.

EDITORIAL

A novel, grass-roots approach to public education in Grove Hall

Letting the principals in Grove Hall pursue their vision would be one powerful way to signal that the new superintendent is open to new ideas.

Editorial

Senate goes bigger, bolder on budget

Massachusetts lawmakers face major decisions on public education funding and controlling prescription drugs costs.

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On city contracts, Boston only talks the talk on diversity

Isn’t this the administration that was going to teach private developers how to set high goals for diversity?

Editorial

US can contain measles outbreak with these two simple steps

The current measles outbreak requires a multipronged strategy to increase immunization rates, including allowing teenagers to get vaccinations without parental consent.

Editorial

Boston police must move ahead with body cams

Even as a police patrolmen’s union remains in a time warp, the city of Boston knows complacency is no longer an option and body cams are the new normal.

Editorial

Pot businesses outgrowing piggy banks

A federal bill holds the key to bringing banking and credit card services to marijuana businesses here and in 32 other states.

EDITORIAL

New BPS superintendent has tough decisions ahead

If Brenda Cassellius is going to be effective, she’ll have to be as bold as she is politic.

Editorial

Wynn Resorts should take Gaming Commission deal — and move on

While the Gaming Commission and Wynn executives may have been on tenterhooks for months, now they have a common goal of ensuring that Encore Boston Harbor is a success.

Editorial

Barr at center of Mueller report maelstrom

Attorney General William Barr is called a liar by Nancy Pelosi. If Congress wants straight talk for a change, it needs to hear directly from Robert Mueller.

Editorial

The big red-ink asterisk on the economy

The Trump administration has goosed the economy with a deficit-expanding tax cut.

Editorial

Thinking big on DCF reforms

Charlie Baker can point to improvements at the Department of Children and Families, but he’s far from achieving systemic reforms.

Editorial

Judge’s prosecution a case of federal over reach

US Attorney’s action in support of ICE courthouse arrests also strikes at the heart of judicial independence.

EDITORIAL

Michelle Wu’s right: Parking permits should not be free

The proposal would bring Boston in line with most other large cities, which either charge for residential permits, cap the number available to an individual, or both.

Editorial

New Uber, Lyft rules at Logan go too far

Here’s another idea: For the next six months, let the ride-sharing companies use their own ride-matching software. If they can decrease deadheading, scrap the mandatory central-parking idea.

Editorial

House lawmakers gut effort to control drug costs

It is a giant step backward – a giant step that puts Massachusetts far behind similar drug price disclosure and cost control efforts in Vermont, California, New York and Connecticut.