The overuse of solitary confinement is a terrible problem with a common-sense solution, writes Bonita Tenneriello.
A tax on sugar-sweetened beverages could also raise funds to fix water fountains in schools and refurbish playgrounds, write Louisa Kasdon and David Martin.
By not voting for anyone for president, writes Tom Keane, Gov. Baker helps Trump -- and hurts democracy.
Legalizing recreational marijuana is fine, writes Tom Keane, but taxing it puts the state in the uncomfortable position of hoping you’ll toke up.
The state's new energy bill recognizes the importance of energy efficiency, writes Frederick Hewitt, but it asks us neither to rethink our habits as consumers nor to shrink our personal...
How did the Massachusetts Cultural Council end up losing $7.7 million? The answer, writes Alex Green, might not be what you think.
A proposed tax on incomes over $1 million will fund Massachusetts schools and infrastructure. Unless, of course, it won't.
These laws are wrong and are beneath the dignity of us all.
On April 12, the landmark Massachusetts health care law turns 10 years old. The law, which is better known as Romneycare, became a model for the federal reform.
Did the oil giant lie to shareholders about business risks stemming from climate change? And how far did the corporation's efforts to sway scientific opinion go?
Massachusetts had a net loss in domestic migration of 21,805 residents from July 2014 to July 2015, roughly the equivalent of losing the town of Winchester.
Some have described his first year in office as "boring." Charlie Baker takes that as a compliment.
Could cross-party cooperation in Massachusetts be a model for civility in the presidential race and in Washington?
Why should GE be allowed to play by a different set of rules than every other business in Massachusetts?
We need a well-thought-out, clear system of ethics about living with our fellow creatures.
There are those who still believe there is something creative about the dense fog of intoxication. To which I say... there are millions of examples of the power of intoxication...
If they are not the embodiment of the promise engraved on the Statue of Liberty, who exactly are the 'huddled masses yearning to breathe free' that Emma Lazarus described?
At 2 a.m. on Sunday, clocks will be set back an hour all over the country. But Standard Time isn’t cast in concrete.
If we truly want to help people who are addicted to opioids -- or cocaine, alcohol, cigarettes, gambling or spending -- we need to push for more than regulatory changes....
In the stark light of recent tragedies, I’d say the process of acquiring my first firearm was exactly as difficult as it needed to be.