Anticasino advocates waved to motorists in Charlestown on Saturday.

Wendy Maeda/Globe staff

Anticasino advocates waved to motorists in Charlestown on Saturday.

Yes on Question 3: Pull the plug on flawed casino law

The law, passed in a moment of economic desperation, was a mistake for the Commonwealth.

More than 100 employees, business owners, parents, and nurses showed support for earned sick time legislation.

editorial | endorsement

Yes on Question 4: Earned sick time for all

The measure is a welcome opportunity for Massachusetts to lead.

A crowd gathered to lend a hand after a van became stuck while exiting a ferry in Sierra Leone.

opinion | Nathan Yozwiak

Knowledge of Ebola is the weapon to fight it

Contact tracing and testing are critical to controlling the virus.

opinion | Ben Mezrich

Let ‘cheaters’ prosper

Steve Wynn should welcome math and brain power in his Everett casino.

opinion | Heather Hopp-Bruce

Rats! You can’t always trust statistics

Can a basic chart be misleading? Sadly, yes.

US soldiers prepared to go back to their barracks after receiving combat infantry badges at an awards ceremony in 2003 in Baghdad.

opinion | Stephen Kinzer

Limit US armed forces to support, defense, and disaster relief

The world is changing in ways that make our lumbering, top-heavy military increasingly obsolete.

A child’s floatie and shoe left behind by undocumented immigrants lie in the dirt on the US side of the Rio Grande River near Mission, Texas, in July.

opinion | Laila Hlass

Obama is not helping children who face deportation alone

The president’s response to the crisis has been both bold and completely contradictory.


Idaho ministers shouldn’t be forced to officiate gay marriages

It is in everyone’s interest that freedom of speech and conscience not be driven out.

Kimberly Mumaugh (right) and A.J. McDaniel kissed as they were married outside the Laramie County Courthouse in Cheyenne, Wyo.

recommended reading | Judy and Dennis Shepard

Gay marriage in Wyo.: Primer by Matthew Shepard’s parents

The lives and rights of LGBT people in the “Equality State” are rarely thought about without reflection on his hate-crime murder in 1998.


Baker’s election would signal change in what the state values

November’s polls will also prove how much heart Mass. has to continue its longtime investments.


GOP is still anathema in Mass.

By distancing himself from the Republican Party, Charlie Baker fails to trumpet the best case for making him governor.

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Editorial cartoons by Dan Wasserman

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

Globe endorsements

// 2014 general election

A roundup of the Globe editorial board’s endorsements for the Nov. 4 election.


// Digital exclusives

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

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.

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