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Reinventing Boston's schools

Throw the teachers' contract out the window
For everyone who wants to make Boston's public schools better, Tuesday, September 28, was a banner day.
By: EDITORIAL  |  September 29, 2010


The ultimate negative liberty: Privacy

The right to be left alone
Privacy, in the scheme of things, is a relatively new invention.
By: EDITORIAL  |  September 22, 2010


Please, Mayor Menino, talk to Chiofaro

You promised. There is too much at stake not to do so.
When Boston Mayor Thomas Menino took his oath of office for an unprecedented fifth term this past January, he made a promise that raised many eyebrows.
By: EDITORIAL  |  September 15, 2010


Grossman for Treasurer

Plus, Bump for auditor, D’Alessandro for Congress, and more
There are two impressive candidates running for state treasurer in Tuesday’s Democratic primary.
By: EDITORIAL  |  September 08, 2010


Just a reprieve? Unless Republican leaders learn from the past, another Iraq is in our future

In terms of foreign policy, the Republican Party remains unapologetically committed to Bush/Cheneyism
In his address to the nation Tuesday evening, discussing the end of American combat operations in Iraq, Barack Obama took great pains to be apolitical, nonjudgmental, and even gracious toward his predecessor.
By: EDITORIAL  |  September 01, 2010


A Race Well Run

Beacon Hill and the education establishment overcame narrow self-interest by putting students and schools first
Five months ago, when Massachusetts failed to win a Race to the Top education grant from the federal government, the Phoenix took the legislature and teachers' unions to task for being too timid and politically motivated to do the right thing.
By: EDITORIAL  |  August 26, 2010


On the Ground Zero 'Mosque'

Plus, Rupert Murdoch buys the GOP
So what's the big deal? Muslims already pray in the Pentagon, which along with the obliterated World Trade Towers was the other successful terrorist target on September 11, 2001.
By: EDITORIAL  |  August 19, 2010


Don't be fooled: the Google-Verizon plan would kill Net Neutrality

Want evidence that Google is just another avaricious, monopoly-minded corporate behemoth? Consider this: Google has retreated from its long-held support for net neutrality and teamed with Verizon to suggest that new laws allow Internet providers to favor some Web services over others.
By: EDITORIAL  |  August 14, 2010


DeLeo's the one

Don't blame Patrick or the legislature for the failure of casino gambling
Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo won. So what? Or perhaps more to the point, now what?
By: EDITORIAL  |  August 04, 2010


WikiLeaks: What it means

Plus, Mitt Romney — right-wing nut
Only a day after three of the world's most-prominent news organizations — the New York Times , the Guardian , and Der Spiegel — published reports based on the 90,000-plus purloined secret Afghanistan War documents released by WikiLeaks, the US House of Representatives passed a $59 billion war-funding bill on a vote of 308 to 114, sending it to President Barack Obama for his signature.
By: EDITORIAL  |  July 28, 2010


Bad behavior

Corporate America's $200 million war chest, Apple's worm, Goldman's fine, BP's latest
The ghost of George W. Bush will haunt the this year's election season.
By: EDITORIAL  |  July 21, 2010


Size matters

Big banks escape effective regulation; plus DOMA and "prison reform"
If the United States does not suffer a death wish, then it must be saddled with a streak of masochism as wide as the Mississippi River.
By: EDITORIAL  |  July 14, 2010


Buzz off

By shouting down dissent, Washington is ignoring the sad truth in Afghanistan
Michael Steele, the imbecile chairman of the Republican National Committee (RNC), has gotten himself in trouble — again — with the party faithful.
By: EDITORIAL  |  July 07, 2010


You call this winning?

Afghanistan complications multiply. Plus, Congress is heading for a weak wrap-up.
President Barack Obama scored.
By: EDITORIAL  |  June 30, 2010


Save the pool

Plans to alter the magnificent reflecting pool at the Christian Science Center should not be allowed
Noble architecture makes Boston a living work of art. Visitors flock to view Bulfinch's State House, Richardson's Trinity Church, and McKim's Copley Square Library, to name just the obvious.
By: EDITORIAL  |  June 23, 2010


Say what?

Obama should forget the feel-good and seize the opportunity in the Gulf
Barack Obama is much more of an establishment-style president than the public generally realizes.
By: EDITORIAL  |  June 22, 2010


Mickey Mouse Multiculturalism

Governor Patrick's problematic Mosque visit. Plus, Bush — and the GOP — vote yes for torture
Massachusetts treasurer and independent candidate for governor Tim Cahill was off base when he accused incumbent governor Deval Patrick of "playing politics with terrorism" in the wake of Patrick's visit to the controversial Roxbury mosque maintained by the Islamic Society of Boston.
By: EDITORIAL  |  June 14, 2010


Walk for AIDS: 25 years

Join in this Sunday. Despite significant progress, many challenges remain.
Starting at 7:30 this Sunday morning, tens of thousands of walkers, runners, and volunteers will begin gathering by the Hatch Shell on the Boston side of the Charles River Esplanade.
By: EDITORIAL  |  June 04, 2010


Oil, oil, everywhere

BP’s latest eco-crime; City Council Pres. Mike Ross does the right thing; Scott Brown disappoints
It is not enough that British Petroleum’s wounded oil well in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico continues to bleed millions of gallons of viscous crude oil, killing marshes that could offer protection from future hurricanes, destroying habitats for migrating birds, fouling coastal commercial-fishing grounds.
By: EDITORIAL  |  May 26, 2010


The high cost of free markets

A lack of regulation invites oil spills and financial collapse
Free markets are not free. They always carry a cost.
By: EDITORIAL  |  May 19, 2010


Considering Kagan

She’s weak on free speech, but doesn’t deserve her ‘Seinfeld moment’
Elena Kagan, onetime dean of Harvard Law School and current US solicitor general, is a less than perfect candidate to sit on the Supreme Court.
By: EDITORIAL  |  May 12, 2010

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