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Members of Gays Against Guns in New York City held pictures of individuals murdered in anti-gay violence.
Ideas

I am a gay man, and I sense danger coming

The Supreme Court’s intention to overturn Roe v. Wade would lay the legal groundwork to undo decades of civil rights decisions that protect LGBT people.

Voters fill out their ballots in the Georgia primary at the Metropolitan Library on May 24.
Opinion

Georgia voters expose the ‘Jim Crow’ smear as a lie

Early voting in the state’s primary election broke every previous record.

A guard holds the door as Gianna Floyd, the daughter of George Floyd, walks out of the West Wing of the White House on May 25, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
Opinion

America let George Floyd’s death fester in vain

Two years after Floyd’s murder by police, the ‘racial reckoning’ faded faster than all those Black Lives Matter signs.

Opinion

Massachusetts’ failure to forestall growing segregation

The state’s failure to provide leadership for the past two decades has left Massachusetts schools highly segregated by race, ethnicity, and income.

County sheriffs and the state Department of Correction contract with a private telecom provider for inmate phone service, but the rates are actually paid by those on the receiving end of the phone calls — usually families, who pay an average of about 14 cents a minute.
Editorials

In prison, phone calls home aren’t a frill. They’re as important as food and clothes.

Sheriffs shouldn’t balance their budgets with onerous fees. Lawmakers can right that wrong.

Opinion

The hypocrisy of Samuel Alito

Despite the Supreme Court justice’s sunny claims about women’s lives being improved since Roe v. Wade, he has voted to restrict protections for them time and again.

Virginia O'Brien and Carol Deanow joined the Boston Red Cloaks at the State House on May 7 to advocate for women’s rights. The women are all part of the Bad Old Days Posse — a group of women, some of whom have had illegal abortions, who educate college students about what life was like before Roe v. Wade.
Opinion

Abortion rights are protected in Massachusetts — or so we thought

And then we read Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito’s leaked draft.

People pray outside the scene of Saturday's shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., on Sunday. The shooting is the latest example of something that's been part of US history since the beginning: targeted racial violence.
Editorials

Buffalo shooting and the politics of hate

Racist ramblings and ready access to weapons create a perfect storm of violence.