Editorial

When neighborhood associations hold outsize influence

Boston has afforded neighborhood associations too much influence in run-of-the-mill permitting and zoning decisions.

Editorial

Gun safety activists in Maine show the way

For citizens concerned about gun violence, this year’s election in Maine offers a lesson in grass-roots democracy.

Editorial

Clinton, Trump both come up cold on climate change

In the heat of the campaign, both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have come up cold on climate change.

Editorial

Drug’s approval brings hope, and tough questions

The FDA’s decision is an indication of the growing role of patients in the regulatory process.

EDITORIAL

Doing well by doing good for the world

President Obama is right to call on advanced economies to invest more in poor countries.

EDITORIAL

Why terrorism won’t undermine us

New Yorkers are showing the sort of wisdom and resilience that is always the best response to attempts to undermine us.

EDITORIAL

Driverless in Boston? It’s time to experiment

Boston is embarking on a worthy experiment with autonomous vehicles that just might help democratize public transportation.

Cutting Edge of the Common Good

Towards universal retirement

For many Americans, planning for a life after their working years comes down to two words: wishful thinking.

Editorial

Wells Fargo executives must answer for scandal

Bank fired 5,300 workers involved in an account scam, but gives their manager $124.6. million.

Editorial

Sane Republicans should abandon Trump

This is not a drill. The future of our country is at stake.

Editorial

A rising economic tide lifts most households

New data on household income makes the case for staying the course on the economy.

EDITORIAL

US, Chatham should compromise on Monomoy

Chatham and the Fish and Wildlife Service should reach a compromise on Monomoy, or, failing that, go to court.

Editorial

It’s too risky to wait for Pilgrim plant’s shutdown

Recent safety issues at the Plymouth nuclear power plant boost the case for closing it before 2019.

Editorial

Congressional bullying on behalf of Big Oil

Massachusetts AG Maura Healey shouldn’t let a Texas congressman derail her Exxon Mobil investigation.

Editorial

Zika toll mounts as Congress dithers

The stalemate in Congress over a $1.1 billion plan to fight Zika calls into question whether our government can tend to public health.

Editorial

A civic embarrassment

In the primary that effectively decided many local offices, turnout hovered under 10 percent.

EDITORIAL

Boston union can’t have it both ways

The problems that body-worn cameras are designed to solve haven’t gone away.

EDITORIAL

Trump’s Bondi donation is not nothing

With less than nine weeks left until the election, it’s time to get to the bottom of Donald Trump’s political donation to Florida’s attorney general.

Editorial

Katie Forde for Suffolk register of deeds

As long as taxpayers are paying the register’s salary, they should expect a competent, committed official.

Editorial

Monica Cannon for 7th Suffolk

A rare open seat in a majority-minority district takes on special importance.

Editorial

Nora Harrington for state Senate

First-time candidate Nora Harrington will bring a fresh perspective to Beacon Hill.

Editorial

A tax on how far you drive? Massachusetts should study it

Federal money is available for per-mile gas tax pilot program. Charlie Baker doesn’t want it.

EDITORIAL

U of Chicago leads the way for free speech on campus

Bravo for the University of Chicago, which has a long tradition of defending free inquiry and robust intellectual debate.

EDITORIAL

For Maine, a gift of the great outdoors

The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument should help make this region of Maine a destination location for out-of-state national park and wilderness lovers.

EDITORIAL

‘Doctor shopping’ is going to get more difficult

The state’s new drug monitoring system will reduce the number bogus prescriptions for opioids.