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States must take up the gun-safety fight

There is a greater prospect for progress in state capitals than in Washington, D.C.


Big dreams for transit need a dose of reality

President Biden’s infrastructure plan sets off a wave of Massachusetts dreamin.’

The US capitol building on Dec. 25, 2019 and surrounded by a security fence on Jan. 8, 2021.

Keep the US Capitol open to the public

While law enforcement need to better protect the Capitol, new security measures should not prevent public access to the building. Doing so would be a loss for American democracy.

An arial view of Soldier's Home in Holyoke.

Holyoke veterans deserve more than a new building

What ails the Soldiers’ Home won’t be solved without a change in how it is led and governed.

A Brooksville, Fla., resident receives a Moderna COVID 19 vaccine shot while receiving his CDC-issued Covid 10 Vaccination Card during a vaccination appointment, Tuesday, at Saint Leo University, East Pasco County.

Vaccine ‘passports’ — with crucial protections — can help get America through herd immunity limbo

The Biden administration should be clear in its guidance to companies about how the credentials can be used.


Biden’s tax plan shouldn’t leave Social Security behind

As the president looks to pass the first major tax hike in decades, he should stick to his campaign promise of raising the Social Security tax.

A report from the MBA urges Governor Charlie Baker to adopt new guidelines that would prioritize clemency for victims of domestic violence, those convicted at a very young age, and those who are now elderly, frail, or chronically ill.

State parole board, clemency process need reform

The Massachusetts Bar Association makes the case for more “justice” at the end of the criminal justice pipeline.

White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci listen as President Trump speaks at a coronavirus briefing at the White House on March 20, 2020.

Let’s hear the truth, for once, from former Trump officials

To prevent history from repeating itself, the disastrous US response to COVID-19 requires a post-mortem that is above politics.