Latest Headlines in Editorials


Marijuana ‘bud bars’ up the ante for driver law update

Stoned driving needs to be taken much more seriously than it has been so far.


Somerville takes on a failing status quo

Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone deserves credit for recognizing that an extraordinary crisis, like the opioids epidemic, demands an extraordinary response.


Time for a humane change at Brown

Brown University’s medical school should stop using animals in its emergency-medicine program.


Judicial independence comes with a cost

The Supreme Judicial Court made the right decision in reinstating suspended Judge Shelley Joseph’s pay.


This is no time for the US president to go wobbly on democracy

The president should be using every tool to urge China’s leader, Xi Jinping, to avoid bloodshed in Hong Kong.


Housing must remain part of Southie development

City planners shouldn’t let the small minds and squeaky wheels kill a major part of the Edison power plant redo.


Health and stable housing: Taking preventative medicine to the next level

Seeing the link between health and housing, the hospitals are partnering to spend $3 million to help poor families stay in their homes.


Lawmakers should keep pressing RMV records request

It shouldn’t be so difficult to get important information about who knew what and when about a dangerous dereliction of duty.