Twenty-five years after the first DNA exoneration, hurdles to justice remain.
The federal government is no longer a dependable partner to the states for major infrastructure investment. It is time for new thinking at the state and local levels.
Tens of thousands of young people are fleeing Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala thanks to America’s war on drugs.
When residents of a historic neighborhood and the Americans with Disabilities Act collide.
As myopic and unplanned as my 24-year-old life was, I knew what I didn’t want: an unplanned pregnancy.
The U. S. has created an unsustainable model by which students are trading debt for a diploma.
Will this hit to the college’s reputation be a red flag to future employers who do not want to hire religious ideologues?
No nation anywhere can be expected to tolerate assaults on its citizens, and Israel has every right to defend itself vigorously and decisively.
A metaphor can be a dangerous thing. It can even kill.
There is an emerging consensus that pro-Russia separatists, armed by Vladimir Putin, brought down the plane.
Does Gordon College’s president actually believe that an open, honest, non-discriminatory process for hiring employees would injure the common good?
With Governor [Deval] Patrick clearing the way for hundreds of child migrants to be brought to shelters in the Commonwealth, it is essential that the federal government act to protect their right to legal representation.
Universities would do well to remember how badly tarnished the Catholic Church was by its secretive handling of sex abuse allegations.
Fifty years ago, 14,000 Cuban children got a shot at better lives in America. Why the children fleeing Latin American countries today deserve that chance, too.
The state’s 40-year-old zoning act favors sprawl over sustainable development.
The root of the VA’s problem is that it was designed for a world that has long since disappeared.
A thick blue wall of police silence is obstructing the public’s access to timely and accurate data about SWAT deployments.
The debate over same-sex marriage isn’t ending. It’s morphing into a fight over religious freedom, as secular businesses and individuals claim constitutional rights to discriminate against gays.
If one account can be broken into, what about other accounts? If one episode sanctions such a break-in, which other episodes might be adequate grounds? And if email can be examined, then what other files and mail are available for surveillance?
Though it was once an immensely successful strategy, containment is grossly unsuited for dealing with any modern security threat.
Amid mass violence and volatility in Egypt, the long-standing relationship between Washington and Cairo is fraying.
The Corwin Amendment — which would have made slavery constitutional and permanent — reveals a deep flaw in the design of the U.S. Constitution.
Remittances, or money sent from abroad to support relatives back home, account for almost 12 percent of the Philippines GDP.
Some say Pope Francis is all talk, but what he’s saying has already changed the church, especially for those Catholics on the margins.
U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper was wrong to allow relatives of murder victims whom James “Whitey” Bulger was not convicted of killing to address his sentencing hearing.
It is inspiring and encouraging to see more and more of America conclude that marriage should be an option for all loving and committed couples.
The 35-year prison sentence for Manning strikes Nancy Gertner as “disproportionate.”
When the only solution is arguably as atrocious as the evil it seeks to halt.
The ill health of democracy in Boston is why I gave up my safe seat on the City Council to campaign for mayor.
Vladimir Putin is dragging Russia back to its Soviet past.
Wendy Kaminer says the White House task force report reflects a presumption of guilt that practically obliterates the due process rights of the accused.
So what are we going to do about it now? Carol Rose and Matthew Segal argue there’s only one way to rebalance the scales of justice in Massachusetts.
The Good Friday Agreement didn’t go far enough. Underlying tensions and hatred do not disappear with a peace accord alone.
It angers me that he did what he did. But if we’re going to learn from this, we can’t let slide what brought him here.
The greater the public fear – the greater the financial rewards.
In Moscow, the trial against three young punk rockers looks more like the Soviet Union than the “new Russia.” Joshua Rubenstein on the Pussy Riot controversy.
Next stop, SpaghettiO’s station? The cash-strapped MBTA is considering selling naming rights for 11 stations. Not so fast, says Ed Fouhy.
Though largely overlooked, Marc Landy says the Supreme Court’s curbing of federal power to coerce the states restores a much-needed balance.
Of course corporations aren’t people. But Wendy Kaminer says like the individuals engaged in them, businesses require constitutional protection against abuses of government power.
Kerry Healey says it’s time for Americans to realize what our appetite for illegal drugs does to the individuals who are compelled — economically or at gun point — to produce, process and transport the illegal drugs we use.
Big News: Leah Hager Cohen‘s Cog essay, “The Courage To Say ‘I Don’t Know,’” has been expanded into a book! Described by publisher, Riverhead, as “a short, concise book in favor of honoring doubt,” Kirkus calls it “refreshingly wise and open-minded.” Get your copy here. Congrats, LHC. We are very proud.
I admire the writer’s honesty and the way the piece leaves the questions there to think about, rather than posing answers.