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Maria Mossaides, director of the Office of the Child Advocate, speaking about the agency's investigation report into the death of teen David Almond during the continuing coronavirus pandemic, March 31.

Lessons from the Almond case — and beyond

Doing right by kids in state care means DCF and the courts need to focus on the thorny issue of reunification.

Tufts University is among several institutions that have stripped the Sackler name from its affiliations in recognition of the family's connection to the opioid crisis.

Bankruptcy judges and Congress must close the Sackler loophole

The family that profited handsomely from the opioid crisis shouldn’t be shielded from all future liability.

Relatives and municipal workers in protective suits bury a COVID-19 victim in Gauhati, India, April 25. Despite clear signs that India was being swamped by another surge of coronavirus infections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi refused to cancel campaign rallies, a major Hindu festival and cricket matches with spectators.

The world’s largest democracy on life support

The Biden White House needs to offer India’s people more than aid. It needs to insist that its leadership uphold the principles of democracy.

Representative Liz Cheney, Republican of Wyoming, has been threatened with the loss of her House leadership position because of her comments about — and vote to impeach — former president Donald Trump.

Deposing Liz Cheney would be the wrong move

Cheney’s willingness to acknowledge the truth about Trump embarrasses other Republicans by exposing their cowardly inaction.


Count counties out of federal aid program

The six vestigial county governments in Massachusetts aren’t equipped to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in federal economic relief.

Acting Boston Mayor Kim Janey speaks to reporters about public safety efforts in Boston, providing an update on the implementation of police reform and the creation of the Office of Police Accountability and Transparency, April 13.

Police transparency in Janey’s hands

It’s time to release the report on Boston’s police commissioner and decide his fate.

Members of the news media report from the memorial at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, as the jury deliberates in the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.

Press freedom fight never stops

Here and around the globe, journalists remain under threat for doing their jobs.


The Massachusetts Teachers Association’s misleading anti-MCAS effort

Lawmakers need to deliver a clear “no” to union efforts to end the graduation exam.