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Tanzina Vega

The financial fragility of single parents who need child care

If women fall out of the workforce because they can’t afford child care, few of them have enough of a financial cushion to get back on track.


Health care costs need to be contained

Insurance premiums rose on average 6.6 percent between 2020 and 2021, raising costs for families and businesses and highlighting the stubborn challenge of rising health costs.

Timothy Scalona

I am a survivor of the child welfare system. Family surveillance is not the solution to poverty.

One visit from the Department of Children and Families gave rise to countless unannounced visits over the years as school staff reported our family to social services for the same reason: homelessness. DCF came to investigate, not to help.

Linda J. Bilmes and Joseph E. Stiglitz

US is still living with consequences of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars

The lessons from our wartime folly are stark, but we should learn them.


Raise a glass to another year of to-go drinks

A pandemic-era perk should get more time to prove its worth to struggling restaurants.


Ending Saddam Hussein’s reign of terror was the right call

Based on what was known at the time, the decision to invade Iraq was both justifiable and honorable.


Saving the Amazon, before it’s too late

The United States should join Europe in halting the import of beef and other goods linked to the deforestation of the critical rainforest region.


The government wants me to delete TikTok. Here’s why it’s wrong.

There are crucial holes in the public narrative about a potential US ban of the video app.