Workers: Get ready to be rated on the Internet

Demonstrators held up lighted signs to spell out “Black Lives Matter” during a protest in Boston.

opinion | Michael P. Jeffries

Ferguson must force us to face anti-blackness

It is about the debasement of black humanity and utter indifference to black suffering.

Congressman Paul Ryan emerged from a closed-door meeting of House Republicans earlier this month.

opinion | Michael A. Cohen

Criminal justice reform an opportunity for bipartisanship in D.C.

Republicans have dramatically softened their anti-crime rhetoric.

Commuters wait for a bus on a polluted morning in New Delhi on Jan. 31, 2013.

opinion | Bina Venkataraman

Global climate change talks could cut through the smog

Other countries can urge India to cut emissions, but they will be more persuasive if they invest to make it possible.

Lydia Bixby’s unmarked grave is in Mattapan.

opinion | Judith Giesberg

In defense of Boston’s Widow Bixby

Lydia Bixby, who lost three sons in the Civil War, has been called wholly unworthy of a condolence letter from Abraham Lincoln.

Passengers waited at the Fairmount station in Hyde Park.


Fairmount Line will be a game-changer

Luring developers with transit has become a familiar tactic in the area.

Charles Dawes, shown here as ambassador to Britain in 1932, was vice president under Calvin Coolidge.


Probing the soul of a nation’s VPs

It took him three years, but Jules Witcover has every right to be pleased with his book.


Bolster mental health care for Iraq, Afghanistan veterans

A new bill before Congress would provide needed upgrades.

Gutzon Borglum’s sculpture of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti was delivered to the city in 1928.


Put Sacco and Vanzetti sculpture on display

Like many painful aspects of our collective history, this case shouldn’t be forgotten.

Governor-elect Charlie Baker.

Advice for Charlie Baker: Human services

During the campaign, the governor-elect pledged to make improvements to the Department of Health and Human Services.

Governor-elect Charlie Baker.

jeff jacoby

Charlie Baker’s big choice: Whose portrait?

By tradition, each incoming governor chooses the portrait of a predecessor to hang in the corner office.

Marco Rubio

opinion | Marcela García

Marco Rubio is GOP’s lone hope on immigration

The senator from Florida would be wise to devise a strategy to steal the Democrats’ thunder.

Corey Corcoran’s “12 Items or Less”


The winners of ‘Fenway’s 30 Second Cinema’

Don’t be alarmed if you see something more avant-garde than usual this week at the intersection of Ipswich and Lansdowne streets.

Two of the week’s best editorial cartoons

Two of the best editorial cartoons of the week focus on the GOP’s immigration platform and Buffalo’s weather.

Arts everywhere

special section

// Growing Boston’s arts scene

The creative community weighs in on Massachusetts’ potential.

Alan Dershowitz on fighting terrorism

// War of principles

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

George Mitchell on Mideast peace

// 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.