James Foley was open about his Catholic faith.

James Foley was open about his Catholic faith.

God was James Foley’s witness

It is for the largeness of his heart, and the spaciousness of his faith, that the world cries out today. By James Carroll

President Obama announced new regulations that effectively define anyone who assists with an IRA or 401k as a “fiduciary.”


Obama’s fiduciary sledgehammer

The president’s new rule could lead to fewer options for small investors and more burdens on asset managers and accountholders.

Christine and Ron Holt held a photo of their son Brandon as they made their victim impact statement in a New Jersey court. Brandon was fatally shot by his 4-year-old neighbor, who had found a loaded rifle. Brandon was 6.

opinion | Renee Graham

The gun in the nightstand

The simple fact is that an unsecured gun in a household with children is an invitation to tragedy.

Flowers and condolence messages were placed with a portrait of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov at the site where he was gunned down near the Kremlin.

morning opinion digest

Boris Nemtsov’s murder, saying goodbye to Apple and Microsoft, and more

Check out five opinions trending online, from deadly drugs to a struggle for power within the Clinton Foundation.


Waterfront plan should preserve tunnel for future North-South Rail Link

Someday, when the financial and political stars align to build the tunnel, efforts today to keep the route viable will pay off.

A drawing of UFOs made by then 6-year-old Thomas Reed at the Great Barrington Historical Society’s museum.


The truth is out there — but not necessarily in museums

A controversial move by the Great Barrington Historical Society and Museum to accept an account of UFO encounters can serve as a word to the wise.

Editorial cartoon: Tea Party in Congress

Cartoonist Tom Toles examines what Speaker Boehner has to contend with on Capitol Hill.

Meet the editorial board

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/18/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/globeopinion-twitter-1072.jpeg A guide to Globe Opinion

Explaining the various features of the opinion pages as well as staff contact information.

Joyce Carol Oates on race, police brutality

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/25/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/0227oped_oatesCLR.jpg Complicit in racism

Unwittingly, yet not altogether innocently, whites are enabling police brutality.

Illustrated column

derrick z. jackson

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/02/24/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/blackfamilies.jpg ‘I’m a statistic’

Examine the positive numbers about young black men.

Editorial series: ‘Service Not Included’

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/12/27/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/1229restaurant200-1145.jpg 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.

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?