Editorial

Bloomberg should put up or shut up

Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York City, needs to decide soon on a potential third-party presidential candidacy if he intends to be taken seriously.

Editorial

Transgender community deserves equal access

Transgender individuals deserve the right to use public bathrooms with impunity.

Editorial

Rare consensus on drug prices must lead to action

It is becoming clear that the indignation over drug pricing is bipartisan.

MS-13 began not in Salvador, but in US

“MS-13 is now strong in the same communities where the Mafia was powerful.” — Leigh Hardy

Federal agency’s decision won’t keep pipeline’s foes from fighting project

“Local opposition is strong and Boston politicians and other elected officials will feel plenty of encouragement to stick to their promises to fight this project.” — The Rev. Anne Bancroft

Energy agency’s thinking on what constitutes harm is not much of a comfort

“According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, no evidence of the potential for ‘irreparable harm’ was set forth.” — Christopher L. Chase

Debate is urged as more fossil fuel infrastructure is in the works

“For the rest of us, this should be a wake-up call for a vigorous public debate about fossil fuel infrastructure.” — Ray Porfilio

Cast a wary eye on candidates who cloak themselves in faith

“How can one hope to carpet bomb a group of people while believing in a Christ that stated that the peacemakers are those who are blessed?” — The Rev. Nathaniel Manderson

Editorial

FDA must revisit OxyContin decision

The ruling gives the maker of OxyContin the ability to promote the drug as safe and effective for children.

Editorial

Saying ‘No’ to ethanol in Iowa

Ted Cruz’s victory in the Iowa caucuses shot down once and for all the myth that no candidate can win Iowa without kowtowing to the ethanol lobby.

Editorial

State Senate should toughen public records law

The Senate should stand up for the public’s right to know and strengthen the Commonwealth’s weak open records law.

Editorial

Feds should own student loan problem

The most important step the government can take is to stop backing loans to schools that leave their students with no hope of gainful employment.

Editorial

Suffolk University board needs to look at itself

Just when Suffolk needs good publicity, the trustees have drawn an unflattering spotlight with their ill-advised effort to fire president Margaret McKenna.

Dan Wasserman

Bloomberg considers his options

America is crying out for . . . something.

Editorial

Job training as a way to attack unemployment

Governor Charlie Baker is directing attention to the predicament of residents who have been shut out of the state’s recovery.

Editorial

State and city must lead in arts funding

There was good news and bad news for the Boston arts community last week.

Editorial

Opponents dislike Dodd-Frank because it works

Republicans say the Dodd-Frank law is a failure, but it’s already working in one key respect.

Editorial

Fast-food industry offers more bad deals

Making wholesome food more affordable and available has long posed a major challenge for health-policy makers.

Editorial

Walsh made the right call on Everett casino deal

In the end, Mayor Walsh and Steve Wynn settled their differences in a way that’s a credit to both of them.

Editorial

WHO must ramp up Zika response

The agency should be reminded of the lessons learned in combatting Ebola: Delays equal lives ruined.

Letters

Hillary Clinton will perpetuate status quo

“I will bet the long shot, rather than Clinton, who is a sure thing — a sure thing, that is, to perpetuate the status quo.” — Chris Rasmussen, Highland Park, N.J.

Letters

Polarization and the presidency

“Jeff Jacoby is right (“Obama regrets polarized rancor. He should,” Ideas, Jan. 24): The tone of the debate has changed under Barack Obama.” — Michael Smith, Cyntiana, Ky.

Letters

Welfare reform is an attack on women

Over the years I’ve heard Hillary say many things that I as a progressive loved, but she has also supported policies that overshadow any progressive — or feminist — pretensions. — David Holmstrom, Brookline

EDITORIAL | N.H. PRIMARY ENDORSEMENT

Republicans should vote for John Kasich in N.H.

A vote for Kasich, an experienced politician, would deal a blow to the demagogic candidates running on campaign simplicities.

Editorial | N.H. Primary Endorsement

Hillary Clinton deserves Democratic nomination

The best reason to support Clinton isn’t the weaknesses of her opponents; it’s her demonstrated strengths and experience.

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