EDITORIAL

‘Doctor shopping’ is going to get more difficult

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

EDITORIAL

Hobby Lobby’s slippery slope

In endorsing religious exemptions, the courts are starting the slide down a slippery slope, one that could endanger the equal enforcement of all manner of laws.

Editorial

Mass. medical examiners need checks and balances

In the cases that come before the dozen-odd medical examiners in Massachusetts, the evidence isn’t always as clear-cut as it is on TV.

Editorial

Ex-Rep. John Fresolo’s shameless comeback bid holds lesson for Beacon Hill

When lawmakers get pushed out of Beacon Hill because of ethics problems, it should be a high priority to make sure they don’t come back.

Editorial

Obama’s break with private prisons doesn’t go far enough

If the Department of Justice can recognize the folly of private prisons, so can Homeland Security.

Editorial

Dig up two unmarked graves

It’s worth the difficulty and expense of exhuming two teenage boys found dead in Dorchester.

Editorial

Colleges get schooled on the value of grad-student workers

NLRB ruling rightly forces universities to start treating grad-student workers like employees.

Editorial

EpiPen maker games the system, at everyone’s expense

The price of EpiPens offers the latest glaring example of drug company greed. But what can we do about it?

Editorial

Smith College activists cry wolf over bigotry, to the school’s disadvantage

Not every dispute warrants a social-justice crusade, not even on higher-ed campuses.

Editorial

When Boston principals have freedom to hire, kids benefit

As contract negotiations resume, maintaining principals’ new flexibility in hiring has to be a top priority for the system.

Editorial

Consumers have a right to go to court

It’s time to eliminate “forced arbitration” language from bank account and credit card contracts.

Editorial

A note of hope for Haitian cholera epidemic

The United Nations has acknowledged a role in the cholera epidemic; now it should push for aid to make sure it never happens again.

Editorial

A strong message for Erdogan

Joe Biden should make it clear the US has no plans to extradite Fethullah Gulen.

Jesse Jackson on rising racial tensions in America

Admired by the left and disliked by the right, Rev. Jesse Jackson has been an outspoken force in American politics and civil rights activism for five decades.

EDITORIAL

As drought grows, towns need to cut water usage

Cutting back on water use now will reduce the need for more drastic action should the drought worsen.

Editorial

Boston ID a powerful tool to boost access and equity

If implemented correctly, a Boston OneCard could help bring many Bostonians out of the shadows.

EDITORIAL

Clinton Foundation should stop accepting funds

The Clinton Foundation should remove a political — and actual — distraction and stop accepting funding.

EDITORIAL

ACA may not be ‘terrific,’ but it’s making a difference

A new study out of Harvard offers evidence that, contrary to the Republican party line, the Affordable Care Act is making people healthier.

EDITORIAL

Unfair to patients: Medicare’s three-day rule

A new federal law that will require Medicare beneficiaries to be told about the potentially high price of spending time in the hospital as an outpatient doesn’t go far enough.

EDITORIAL

Make police body cams happen in Boston

As of early August, no Boston police officers have volunteered to participate in a pilot body camera program.

EDITORIAL

Public dollars shouldn’t fund religious schools

Public education dollars and religion should not mix.

EDITORIAL

Police union should not endorse Trump

The Fraternal Order of Police, which represents 330,000 officers, should take the high road.

EDITORIAL

Trump’s glass-tower view of the ‘working class’

In outlining his economic blueprint, the Republican presidential candidate showed how out of touch he is with most taxpayers.

EDITORIAL

Governor’s Council should approve Budd for SJC

Governor Baker’s nominee has repeatedly signaled that she will apply the laws of the Commonwealth equitably.

Opinion | Mickey Edwards

Trump vs. Clinton: How did we get here?

In a deeper sense, this is no longer about Trump or Clinton: it’s about us.