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Resetting Boston's schools

Between now and the end of the year, Boston will wrestle with one of the most important policy decisions it has faced in years: reinventing the 23-year-old system used to assign 56,000 public-school students to 129 schools.
By: EDITORIAL  |  October 09, 2012


Silber, remembered

"I disagree with nearly everything your father publishes about me in that newspaper of his, but none the less, I hold him in high regard because he has more integrity than any other publisher in Boston."
By: STEPHEN MINDICH  |  October 04, 2012


New York's police riot

Will New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ever be held accountable?
By: EDITORIAL  |  September 28, 2012


Bradley Manning’s sacrifice

Twenty-four-year-old Private First Class Bradley Manning must be the loneliest man in America.
By: EDITORIAL  |  September 18, 2012


Warren's transgender transgression

What we can learn from the Senate candidate's alarming remark
To understand Chief US District Judge Mark Wolf's landmark ruling ordering the state of Massachusetts to provide taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery for a transgender prisoner, you need to understand this: a "sex-change operation" is not cosmetic surgery.
By: EDITORIAL  |  September 13, 2012


Tampa vs. Charlotte

Plus, Mitt Romney's biggest lie
Compare the Democratic National Convention, now in progress in Charlotte, North Carolina, with the recently concluded Republican show in Tampa, Florida, and you find a world of instructive difference.
By: EDITORIAL  |  September 05, 2012


Why Menino should veto the redistricting plan; plus, the GOP’s Tampa exploits

Minority report
You didn't need a PhD in political science to predict that the Boston City Council's redraft of the boundaries delineating neighborhood council seats would meet with shouts of protest.  
By: EDITORIAL  |  August 29, 2012


Akin is the GOP

And don't be fooled — Romney and Ryan are enemies of women
Republican Congressman and Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin is only guilty of saying what the Republican Party officially thinks.
By: EDITORIAL  |  August 22, 2012


Ryan + Romney = Beavis & Butt-Head

The Republican Ticket
It all makes sense, once you realize that Paul Ryan's high-school classmates voted him "biggest brownnoser."
By: EDITORIAL  |  August 15, 2012


Police drones redefine civil liberty

Privacy's new threat
The War on Terrorism — or whatever name it goes by today — has not been kind to the freedom in whose name it dispenses death.
By: EDITORIAL  |  August 08, 2012


Stealing the 2012 Election

The Republicans are at it again
Republicans share more with the Boy Scouts than homophobia. They, too, now live by the motto: Be prepared.
By: EDITORIAL  |  August 01, 2012


Three strikes is foul

Plus, Menino lays an egg, and sex-abuse justice
To no one's surprise, the Massachusetts State Legislature succumbed to its baser instincts when it passed a modified "three strikes" criminal-sentencing bill, which would make felony offenders ineligible for parole if two prior crimes resulted in prison sentences of three years or more.
By: EDITORIAL  |  July 25, 2012


Banks suck

Plus, the Bain of Romney's existence
It is no longer a question of whether Wall Street and the rest of the international finance system is corrupt.
By: EDITORIAL  |  July 18, 2012


Big Brother is pinging you

Law enforcement and Google assault privacy. Plus, Patrick's vetoes and Boston school worries
Anyone who cares about the right to privacy — especially the privacy of cell phones and other mobile devices — owes Democratic congressman Ed Markey of Massachusetts a deep debt of gratitude.
By: EDITORIAL  |  July 11, 2012


Rx, Republican Style

The GOP's shame, America's peril
To understand what a dangerous and reactionary force the Republican Party has become, you need to look no further than its jack-booted opposition to the idea that, in the 21st century, all Americans deserve access to affordable health care.
By: EDITORIAL  |  July 03, 2012


Mike Capuano — for governor?

The Phoenix would like to take this opportunity to say that we hope US Congressman Michael Capuano of Somerville thinks long and hard about running.
By: EDITORIAL  |  June 20, 2012


The Senate and domestic spying

Taming Big Brother
Catch-22 is alive and well and living — where else? — in Washington.
By: EDITORIAL  |  June 20, 2012


Crises, real and imagined

McCain's hot air
Considered in totality, President Barack Obama's foreign policy has been remarkably strong, surprisingly aggressive, and — more often than not — successful.
By: EDITORIAL  |  June 13, 2012


Why the upcoming AIDS Walk is more important than ever

Walk for Life
The ongoing international economic crisis intensifies fate's cruelest judgments.
By: EDITORIAL  |  May 30, 2012


Trump for Vice-President

A Modest Proposal
"I've been known as being a very smart guy for a long time."
By: EDITORIAL  |  May 30, 2012


Wall Street reform that will work

Crucify the bastards
It is, in the immortal words of Yogi Berra, déjà vu all over again.
By: EDITORIAL  |  May 23, 2012

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