Protesters demonstrated on the steps of the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis against a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen.

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Protesters demonstrated on the steps of the Old Courthouse in downtown St. Louis against a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teen.

Ferguson’s unexpected lessons

Are we wise enough to understand and act on them? By Harvey Silverglate

the podium | Anthony A. Braga

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/26/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/chin112514Bostonfergusenprotests_met2.jpg Why Boston’s protests to Ferguson remained largely peaceful

There is an unusual reservoir of trust developed between the police and the city’s communities of color.

JOAN VENNOCHI

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/26/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Joan_Vennochi_150px-1236.jpg Where is the voice of moral authority for Ferguson?

There was no one to comfort the aggrieved and convince them that violence is not the answer.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/11/26/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/48066d8b05a64e49bd0d4f071a2de41f-48066d8b05a64e49bd0d4f071a2de41f-0.jpg Michael Brown’s death was a failure of the Ferguson police

This case is a reminder why police departments must cultivate community relationships and train officers in appropriate procedures.

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Editorial cartoons by Dan Wasserman

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

SCOT LEHIGH

Immigration ball is in the GOP’s court

President Obama has essentially said to Republicans: I’ve granted these protections. Take them away if you want.

A man took a picture of his food during lunch in Paris.

opinion | Jennifer Graham

Digital Sabbaths let us snatch back our power

We call it wired, but that’s a euphemism for chained.

How many calories are in this bacon cheeseburger and french fries?

TOM KEANE

FDA’s new calorie rules won’t change our diets

If you want a calorie-laden meal, you’re going to order a calorie-laden meal.

 Israeli authorities erected a barrier to block an entrance to Isawiyya, a Palestinian neighborhood in East Jerusalem.

Farah Stockman

Jerusalem, divided

The biggest barrier is invisible, keeping Jewish communities and Palestinian communities apart.

Arts everywhere

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//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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/09/14/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/part1-dershowitzart-1191--90x90.jpg War of principles

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.