Editorial

It’s time to ban the plastic bag

A rewritten state bill banning single-use plastic bags is counterproductive.

Editorial

Following Castro, Warren elevates Native American issues in campaign

President Trump’s repeated disparagement of Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” has ironically succeeded in making Native American issues more visible.

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Marijuana ‘bud bars’ up the ante for driver law update

Cheech and Chong are no role models. And stoned driving not a laughing matter as state pot businesses expand.

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Somerville takes on a failing status quo

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone deserves credit for recognizing that an extraordinary crisis, like the opioids epidemic, demands an extraordinary response.

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An investment in future pays off with new Orange Line cars

If the state wants anything resembling (or smelling like) a world-class transportation system, it’s going to have to pony up the money for it.

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Time for a humane change at Brown

Brown University’s medical school should stop using animals in its emergency-medicine program.

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Judicial independence comes with a cost

The Supreme Judicial Court made the right decision in reinstating suspended Judge Shelley Joseph’s pay.

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This is no time for the US president to go wobbly on democracy

The president should be using every tool to urge China’s leader, Xi Jinping, to avoid bloodshed in Hong Kong.

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Housing must remain part of Southie development

City planners shouldn’t let the small minds and squeaky wheels kill a major part of the Edison power plant redo.

EDITORIAL

Health and stable housing: Taking preventative medicine to the next level

Seeing the link between health and housing, the hospitals are partnering to spend $3 million to help poor families stay in their homes.

Editorial

Lawmakers should keep pressing RMV records request

It shouldn’t be so difficult to get imporant information about who knew what and when about a dangerous dereliction of duty.

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After Dayton and El Paso, sizing up the 2020 Democrats on guns

Democrats have always talked a good game on gun control. But have they delivered?

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Pilot program could boost rail travel in Western Mass.

The state should get the word out about its plans to launch a pair of exciting pilot passenger rail programs.

EDITORIAL

Making sure sober homes are safe

The state needs to do better in making sure so-called sober homes are safe for people in recovery from drug addiction.

Editorial

After Boston Calling case, no more business as usual at City Hall

Federal case shines a harsh light on how business was being done at City Hall. Question remains will anything change?

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The hypocrite in chief takes on domestic terror

Trump makes an art form of deflection even as communities mourn the loss of 31 more victims of mass gun violence.

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‘Working from home’ as a policy tool to ease traffic

Fewer cars on the road during the work week equals less traffic for everybody. What’s not to like?

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The real American carnage

While guns remain a mortal threat, the social pathologies that America needs to solve cut much deeper.

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A missed opportunity to mark Boston’s shameful role in slavery

In the end, the only winner in this unfortunate debacle is Peter Faneuil.

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No room for secret settlements with public dollars

Lawmakers are rightfully seeking to ban nondisclosure agreements that shield sexual harassers and get an audit of past settlements.

Editorial

Cities and towns make progress on housing

It’s way too soon to declare victory, but municipalities are beginning to make a dent in the state housing crisis.

EDITORIAL

Police dogs deserve emergency medical care

Massachusetts law prohibits emergency medical professionals from treating or transporting injured police dogs. A new bill would change that.

EDITORIAL

Law inspired by Michelle Carter case could clarify gray area

A new bill could clear up a significant gray area in the Massachusetts criminal code exposed by the Michelle Carter case.

Editorial

Sorting through the 2020 candidates on climate

This time around, climate change is getting appropriate attention — at least from one side.

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US can’t keep turning a blind eye to Saudi Arabia’s murderous prince

Despite President Trump’s veto of an arms-sale bill, Congress has options in restraining the murderous kingdom of the Middle East ally.