EDITORIAL

Some urgency, please, on Beacon Hill

Boston, MA - 2/21/2017 - Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker(L), Lt. Governor Karen Polito(2nd R) and House Speaker Robert DeLeo(R) listen as Senate President Stan Rosenberg speaks during a news conference to announce the state's criminal justice system's review findings at the Massachusetts State House in Boston, MA, February 21, 2017. (Keith Bedford/Globe Staff)

KEITH BEDFORD / GLOBE FILE PHOTO

Important deadlines are approaching on Beacon Hill — and the Legislature needs to get its act in gear to meet them.

Renée Graham

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/27/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Graham-3753.jpg Rebuilding trust in law enforcement starts with the police

Choosing to obey a police officer is never a guarantee that a person of color won’t still be shot dead by a cop.

Michael A. Cohen

Two words about the health care bill

“Monstrously cruel.”

SCOT LEHIGH

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/27/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Scot_Lehigh_150px-3783.jpg Hard truths about Obamacare

Let’s dispense with some lies, myths, and misinformation about the Affordable Care Act.

JEFF JACOBY

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/27/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Jeff_Jacoby_150px-3778.jpg The left’s health care rhetoric is unhinged

Liberals say that repealing Obamacare means more people will die. But the death rate went up after Obamacare was enacted.

EDITORIAL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/06/26/BostonGlobe.com/ReceivedContent/Images/West_27bella12_met.jpg A just verdict for Bella Bond

One can only hope that the conviction of Michael McCarthy in the death of 2-year-old girl holds lessons for others.

JOAN VENNOCHI

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2013/12/12/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/vennochi.png Charlie Baker could lead on health care debate

Baker hasn’t been silent. But it has been classic Charlie, which means cautious, clinical, and circumspect.

Ward Sutton

Searching for 2020 vision

Former candidates weigh in on how to win the White House.

Get the latest

From Globe Opinion

Michael A. Cohen

Two words about the health care bill

“Monstrously cruel.”

Renée Graham

Rebuilding trust in law enforcement starts with the police

Choosing to obey a police officer is never a guarantee that a person of color won’t still be shot dead by a cop.

Letters

Some welcome wordplay

“Some writerly fun to savor with my morning coffee.” — Graham Walker

EDITORIAL

Some urgency, please, on Beacon Hill

Important deadlines are approaching on Beacon Hill — and the Legislature needs to get its act in gear to meet them.

From Globe Ideas

Ideas | Kelly Kasulis

Why sad songs say so much

In this experiment, sad songs induced a strange mix of excitement and calmness.

Ideas | Mark Peters

The lexical history of leaking

It’s one of the most popular and controversial political words of recent times.

What we’re saying on Twitter

Read our columnists

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/04/22/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/globe10-7635.jpg

Select the name of a staff or contributing columnist to learn more.