Detentions of war

How can the US keep suspected terrorists with no hope of being brought to trial, but espouse due process? By Alan M. Dershowitz

Farah Stockman

Two strategies for rights

Black Americans use the ballot box, while Palestinians boycott the vote.

Derrick z. jackson

Alzheimer’s didn’t take family memories

Even when Alzheimer’s robbed her of knowing my name, she reminded me of the humanity still within her soul.


Pelosi should apologize to Republicans

Language that Nancy Pelosi recently used was yet another example of the hyper-partisanship that grips our politics.

The Allston rail yard is one of Boston’s last remaining development frontiers.

Paul McMorrow

Putting a real rail yard plan on the table

The Boston Society of Architects will map the future of one of Boston’s last development frontiers, the shuttered Beacon Park railyard in Allston.


Mass. must take steps to comply with federal driver’s license law

Massachusetts has resisted the law because of the cost and difficulty of compliance and because of the implications of the system for immigrants.

Runners warm up the day before the Boston Marathon.


Hub of the fitness universe?

The Boston area hasn’t received much attention lately for drawing hardcore athletic types. That may be changing.


Marching toward inclusion

The fight over gays in New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade is all but over, with the news that a gay group will be allowed to participate.

dan wasserman

Editorial cartoons by Dan Wasserman

A look at the most recent illustrated viewpoints from Globe editorial cartoonist Dan Wasserman.

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.

The Work Issue

// Changing the dialogue about work

From freelancing to robots, a variety of writers discuss some of the changes to the labor market.


// Digital exclusives

Online-only charts, interactives, and quick hits from Globe Opinion writers.