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STAT: The Readout Loud
TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
Response to COVID-19 reflects the nation’s upside-down health care system
It dismisses and disinvests in preventive measures and focuses far more on treatments and cures.
Baker’s Parole Board stalls clemency process
Pardons and commutations can serve as motivators for imprisoned people to self-improve. But the state board has held zero hearings to grant them since 2015.
The debt to society has been paid
We should make all prisoners eligible for parole after 25 years.
Who, or what, are the 'master' and 'slave' in computer coding?
IDEAS | Daniel Oppenheimer
How to fix the left-behind places
Voters in Western Mass. are being asked one of America’s biggest unanswered questions: What will it take to revitalize struggling post-industrial cities?
Our food system will collapse without federal assistance
In June, 17.3 percent of households in Massachusetts saw an increase in food insecurity, up from 9.3 percent during the same month in 2018.
Law professor has witnessed countless cases of the bias Black attorney describes
"Any form of racism, whether in the courts or elsewhere, is what we call in the law a strict liability offense: Intent is irrelevant."
The looming eviction crisis
The state and federal government need to do more to prevent thousands of Massachusetts families from losing their homes during the coronavirus pandemic.
IDEAS | MARCELLA BOMBARDIERI
The best route for moving up is in danger of being blocked
A failure to invest sufficiently in public colleges hindered the economic recovery from the Great Recession a decade ago. Let's not make that mistake again.
Influx of donations to bail fund viewed with pride — and alarm
Readers weigh in on the Massachusetts Bail Fund, whose rise in donations has made an impact — and raised safety concerns.