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TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
What America ought to be
America ought to be about thriving Black lives. It ought to be about healing the past so we can thrive in the future.
Protected by an invisible bullet-proof vest called white skin
For those who claim that violent protest never works, they’re only partially correct. Black violent protest has never worked, but white violent protest is the key to getting at least some of your demands met.
IDEAS | NEAL GABLER
Ted Kennedy, Donald Trump, and the death of moral politics
The late Massachusetts senator, despite his personal failings, kept the moral strain in American public life.
Story revealed the choice — or lack of it — in a ‘return’ after the pandemic
Readers respond to Beth Teitell's Dec. 27 column about returning to regular life after the pandemic.
Police reform: A roadmap for the future
The job of healing old wounds, creating more diverse police forces, and advancing 21st century law enforcement is just beginning.
Gig workers deserve employment protections
The misclassification of employees as independent contractors predates the emergence of the gig economy and has been a method of skirting the tax and insurance obligations.
The year of fear and the fragility of the white, male myth
The flap over Jill Biden's title is just the latest example of the blowback against women and people of color who challenge the myth of white, male excellence.
In the face of service cuts, others push for MBTA to move in the opposite direction entirely
A pair of opinion pieces arguing for greater investment in our transit system struck a chord with readers.
Make public transit free
Lawmakers should be spending more money on America’s crumbling transit systems, not less.
IDEAS | DAVID SCHARFENBERG
Massachusetts’ public schools are highly segregated. It’s time we treated that like the crisis it is
The Bay State hasn’t demonstrated any real urgency around integration in decades. Millions of children have paid the price.