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Gold muddle

George W. Bush is going to the Beijing Olympics
President Bush’s decision to score a historical footnote and be the first sitting US president to attend an overseas Olympic Games seemed like a good idea at the time.
By: EDITORIAL  |  June 04, 2008


Hit the brakes

When the primary season closes on June 3, it is time for Hillary Clinton to exit the race
New York senator Hillary and former president Bill Clinton, who not too long ago were seen as America’s pre-eminent and prototypical power couple, have recast themselves as a coed Thelma and Louise.
By: EDITORIAL  |  May 28, 2008


A force

Never in his long career has Ted Kennedy been more vital or central to political life
Ted Kennedy has beaten the odds before.
By: EDITORIAL  |  August 27, 2008


Sunshine needed

Political transparency is key if DiMasi is to transcend his crisis
Sal DiMasi has a track record of great accomplishment as Speaker of the House, with victories that include health-care reform, gay-marriage protection, and an economic-development package that offers unprecedented support for the arts, to cite just three examples.
By: EDITORIAL  |  May 14, 2008


Courting disaster

Why McCain’s right-wing judicial pledge would further compromise America’s future
With the price of food and gasoline running at punishing levels, it is no surprise that the economy has replaced the disastrous war in Iraq as the issue with which voters are most concerned.
By: EDITORIAL  |  May 07, 2008


Is the MBTA on track?

In the real world, funding is only an issue; politics is the most persistent problem
As targets for criticism go, it is hard to imagine one more inviting than the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, better known as the MBTA, best known as the T.
By: EDITORIAL  |  April 30, 2008

After Pennsylvania

Increasingly obsessed with political gamesmanship, the presidential candidates must confront reality
Hillary Clinton’s 10-point win in Pennsylvania means the Democratic battle for the presidential nomination will continue.
By: EDITORIAL  |  April 23, 2008


Time to break a sweat

Massachusetts may be beyond reform, but couldn’t Governor Patrick try a little harder?
Deval Patrick won the governor’s office by raising expectations that he could quickly make a difference on Beacon Hill.
By: EDITORIAL  |  April 16, 2008


Trapped in Iraq

After suffering through the Petraeus hearings, it’s time for Congress to take responsibility for our sinkhole war.
Watching the Senate Armed Services and the Foreign Relations Committees question Iraq proconsul General David Petraeus about the status of the war was a disturbing experience.
By: EDITORIAL  |  April 09, 2008


More democracy now

Why Beacon Hill should allow same-day voter registration
Those of us hooked on HBO’s John Adams miniseries have been basking in Massachusetts’s central role in ushering in our nation’s bold democratic experiment.
By: EDITORIAL  |  April 02, 2008


What about Tibet?

The Olympics may prove to be China’s Achilles’s heel
It is about money.
By: EDITORIAL  |  March 28, 2008


More police problems

Plus, Obama’s Philadelphia moment
Anyone who watches police dramas such as Law & Order or CSI might get the idea that cops from time to time stretch the envelope.
By: EDITORIAL  |  March 19, 2008


Iraq: Five years later and time to go

Plus, updates on the Cowans   case, performance artist Milan Kohout, and the BPL
March 19 will mark the fifth anniversary of America’s war in Iraq.
By: EDITORIAL  |  March 12, 2008


The morning after

Hillary is rejuvenated, but perils lie ahead
Democrats and Independents are voting in record numbers.
By: EDITORIAL  |  March 05, 2008


Menino aims to take another bite out of the BPL

Will his handpicked trustees let him?
Why does Boston mayor Thomas Menino seem to have such a chip on his shoulder about the Boston Public Library?
By: EDITORIAL  |  February 27, 2008


The case of Milan Kohout

The right of a performance artist represents the rights of all Americans. Plus, an opportunity with Cuba.
Kohout, a serious man, was engaged in the serious business of political protest.
By: EDITORIAL  |  February 21, 2008


Political art

The know-nothing Bush administration makes one more attack on the arts. What you can do and why you should do it.
Tucked inside President Bush’s stinker of a 2009 budget are a series of proposals that would shamefully cut funding for the arts.
By: EDITORIAL  |  February 13, 2008


Righting a staggering wrong

It is time for the US Attorney to investigate how and why the Boston police wrongfully convicted Stephan Cowans
US Attorney Michael J. Sullivan should launch an investigation into how that department managed to help convict the wrong man in the 1997 shooting of a Boston cop.
By: EDITORIAL  |  February 06, 2008


Vote for Obama

Barack offers America the best chance for a fresh start
If ever there were a need for clarity — of purpose and resolve — it is now.
By: EDITORIAL  |  February 06, 2008


Murder in the streets

It is more than just a political problem. Plus, former State Senate President Robert Travaglini strikes a classy chord.
The sad news, the truly disturbing and troubling news, is that Boston is a long, long way from curbing street violence, gun play, and murder on its troubled streets.
By: EDITORIAL  |  January 23, 2008


Old ideas for a new year

Plus, a dirty job for Deval: fix the Big Dig
During the past 18 months, the good news out of City Hall has come in the form of fresh faces.
By: EDITORIAL  |  January 16, 2008

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