Shocker: Further open records reform needed

Any report paid for by the state that helps explain the T’s policies should be available to the public.


Trump should keep Collins as NIH director

Donald Trump should heed bipartisan calls to keep Francis Collins as head of NIH, a position that is critical to maintaining the nation’s leadership in biomedical research.


Data collection comes first in Walsh tenant plan

If there’s any chance of finding middle ground on the contentious issue of rent regulation in Boston, Mayor Marty Walsh seems determined to get there.


Donald Trump’s mistaken microeconomics

The president-elect’s deal to save jobs at Carrier is short-sighted and potentially disastrous.


Roof trial cannot become racist spectacle

Dylann Roof, who has chosen to be his own defense attorney, should not be allowed to turn his trial for murder into a racist spectacle.


Boston police enter era of cyber community policing

The police should be allowed to use software to monitor public online comments and social media.


Boston’s underground vulnerabilities need fixing

The costs of water main breaks to businesses and residents are all too real.


Keeping the DREAM alive

The impending Trump presidency is exposing the true costs of failing to arrive at an immigration compromise.


Obama should help bring Dakota pipeline protest to peaceful end

President Obama should intervene in the increasingly dangerous standoff at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation.


New Mass. pot law needs minor fixes, not big delays

The right to grow marijuana for personal use was a key feature, not an expendable footnote, of the legalization referendum.

Opinion | Barney Frank

Trump’s financial plans promise another Great Recession

Apparently, one aspect of American greatness that Donald Trump seeks to recreate is the Great Recession of 2008.


Congress should lift embargo on post-Castro Cuba

Fidel Castro brought the threat of nuclear war within 90 miles of US shores, a fact that should remind the incoming administration of the interlocking nature of global power.


Helping the police help others

A new state Senate bill to establish a center for a center in “Excellence in Community Policing and Behavioral Health” deserves passage.


No place in Mass. for prisoners of poverty

For the definition of a vicious cycle, look no further than the criminal justice system’s practice of assessing “fine time.”


Boston must spend its 1 percent tax hike wisely

Boston voters decided to hike their own taxes on Election Day — and now the city has to figure out the best way to invest the money.


For Ethel Rosenberg, a presidential pardon

Rosenberg was wrongfully convicted and executed in the 1950s. President Obama should make a historical reparation and grant her a presidential pardon.


Trump must respect dissent

Dissent is as American a tradition as apple pie or Apple computers.

When he ran for president, Donald Trump gave us every reason to believe that if he were to emerge victorious, democracy in America would be severely imperiled. If the first two weeks of Trump’s transition are any indication, those fears are quickly being realized.

Michael A. Cohen

Trapped in the Trump bubble

I immersed myself in writing about Trump and became convinced that America would see that he was unqualified for the presidency.


Highlighting Trump’s bigotry, not Clinton’s credibility

The press told voters what they should think and ignored what they did think.


Donald Trump puts a dangerous spin on Syrian policy

Trump’s position is Trump at his worst, putting a seductively simple spin on a dangerous and immoral approach.


A path forward for Boston’s waterfront

Big architecture and an attractive waterfront can go hand-in-hand.


Walsh opens painful, but needed, dialogue on race

Mayor Walsh’s new dialogue on racism, which kicks off Saturday, is important moment for the city.


Trump’s not-so-blind trust fails ethical standards

President-elect Trump is exempting himself from the corruption standard he applied so viciously to Hillary Clinton.


Get Washington out of the organic food business

It’s hard to expect the government to ensure that “organic” food labels are accurate when there’s no scientific certainty on what the term means.