Eric Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, hugs a supporter as she comes off the stage at a National Action Network event in Harlem Dec. 25.

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Eric Garner’s mother, Gwen Carr, hugs a supporter as she comes off the stage at a National Action Network event in Harlem Dec. 25.

‘Broken windows,’ broken policy

The theory that targeting low-level crimes will reduce major ones has led to the deaths of unarmed blacks by police. By Derrick Z. Jackson

opinion | Jennifer Graham

Get your act together, parents

Children will get their turn to be adamant some day.

The YouTube video, “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman” has been viewed over 38 million times.

opinion | Meta Wagner

A year defined by what we watched

With December drawing to a close, it’s time to pronounce 2014 The Year of the Video.

editorial | service not included

Diners should demand high quality for workers as well as the food

Americans have started asking questions about every aspect of a restaurant’s operations — except for how employees are treated.

Editorial cartoon: Marco Rubio

Cartoonist Jim Morin examines the Florida senator’s approach to the US embargo against Cuba.

Editorial series: ‘Service Not Included’

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/12/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/200-sni-truecost-1165.jpg The true cost of a cheap meal

Practices in the back of the house can exploit restaurant workers, creating a virtual prison for some.

Arts everywhere

special section

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/14/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/gallery-1134.jpg Growing Boston’s arts scene

The creative community weighs in on Massachusetts’ potential.

Alan Dershowitz on fighting terrorism

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How should a democracy decide when to compromise its ideals in pursuit of victory over terrorists?

George Mitchell on Mideast peace

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/06/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/israel-palestine-mitchell.jpg How we got here

The prospect of Israeli and Palestinian peace may seem more distant than ever. But a two-state solution is still the only path forward.

The Podium

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/07/BostonGlobe.com/Ideas/Images/thepodium-935.jpg Guest commentary

Experts and advocates weigh in on the issues of the day.