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Boston mayor’s early lessons

What Walsh can learn from the Olympics bid, the school superintendent search, and all that snow. By Scot Lehigh


On licensing rules, insiders rig the game

The Supreme Court just made it a little harder for well-connected industries to hijack government regulation for their own ends.

Russian President Vladimir Putin.


Putin has built a Russia of hate

Boris Nemtsov is only the latest person who has been killed in a jaw-dropping array of inconvenient individuals.

Tommy Chang was named the new superintendent of Boston Public Schools.

opinion | Marcela García

Winners, losers as BPS gains a new superintendent

The process was exhausting — and bewildering at times.

It’s unclear whether Hillary Rodham Clinton, then the secretary of state, is checking her personal e-mail on her Blackberry from inside a C-17 military plane.

morning opinion digest

E-mails from Hillary Clinton, Lincoln’s second inaugural address, and more

Check out five opinions trending online, from Baker’s Opioid Addiction Panel to censorship in China.

A film crew member moved equipment on the set of “Black Mass” in June 2014.


End Mass. film tax credit

With so many better uses of public money calling, the state would be justified in cutting its losses.

James Foley.


US shouldn’t keep families of hostages in the dark

As the White House seems to be learning from victims’ families, silence is not an effective strategy.

// You react: The Tsarnaev trial

Globe Opinion is hosting a moderated forum during the course of the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev trial.

opinion | Michael A. Cohen

// Netanyahu didn’t offer any new ideas on Iran

The Israeli prime minister’s speech before Congress was like an old James Brown song — “Talking Loud, and Saying Nothing.”

dan wasserman

Editorial cartoons by Dan Wasserman

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

Meet the editorial board

// 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

// Complicit in racism

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

Illustrated column

derrick z. jackson

// ‘I’m a statistic’

Examine the positive numbers about young black men.

Editorial series: ‘Service Not Included’

// 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

// War of principles

How should a democracy decide when to compromise its ideals in pursuit of victory over terrorists?