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The ICE facility at the Bristol County sheriff's correctional complex in Dartmouth.

Follow the money: Sheriffs’ campaign donations get a much-needed look

A report from government watchdog organizations finds that an important share of contributions to sheriffs’ campaigns, including in Mass., are “ethically conflicted.”

Amanda Nguyen
Amanda Nguyen, founder and CEO of Rise.

Legislature must fully protect survivors of sexual assault

A new bill would help close the gaps in the original bill and finally provide a comprehensive assault-survivor bill of rights in the state.

Alex Beam

The virtues of not selling out

Not selling books is a beloved subject for many writers.

Gang Chen
Gang Chen, a mechanical engineering professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was under investigation by the Department of Justice under its China Initiative. On Thursday, the government acknowledged in US District Court in Boston that it could not prove the charges against him, and said dismissing his case would be “in the interests of justice.”

I was arrested under the DOJ’s China Initiative. Congress must investigate the program.

On Thursday, the government acknowledged that it could not prove its charges against me, and said dismissing my case would be ‘in the interests of justice.’

André Leon Talley went from the Jim Crow South to the front rows of Paris couture. He died on Tuesday at age 73.

André Leon Talley’s inspiring belief in belonging

A queer Black man whose penchant for living out loud and breaking barriers will never go out of style.

Kimberly Atkins Stohr
The Unity flag waves in the wind above Boston City Hall Plaza next to an American flag and a Massachusetts state flag on June 5, 2020.

A high court loss for Boston could come at a high price — unless it acts fast

The city can end the policy that put it — and First Amendment religious jurisprudence — in this precarious position.

Samantha Joseph
Congregation Beth Israel synagogue on Jan. 16, in Colleyville, Texas, where a gunman took four people hostage. All four people escaped; the gunman died.

Protecting our right to pray safely

Faith leaders play many roles for their congregants. Now one of those roles is security guard.

Student loan borrowers and the Too Much Talent Band thanked President Biden and Vice President Harris for extending the student loan pause and demanded that they also cancel student debt, at a gathering outside the White House on Jan, 13.

When it comes to canceling student debt, what is Joe Biden waiting for?

In a midterm year — with Biden’s low approval ratings and Democrats’ diminishing odds of winning the midterms in November — canceling student loan debt is not only the right policy but also an easy political choice.