Nancy Gertner explains why she, along with 2,400 other law professors, is urging senators not to advance the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh.
If Judge Brett Kavanaugh is falsely accused, as he so insistently claims, he should be clamoring for an FBI investigation to clear his name. So you have to wonder, writes...
Originalism holds that justices should interpret the Constitution only as their drafters originally intended. It’s unworkable, writes Rich Barlow, and Kavanaugh and everyone else knows it.
The options now open to the president depend on patterns of circular reasoning that are becoming increasingly hard to justify, writes Andrew Grainger.
As special prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation continues, writes Andrew Grainger, Trump supporters have mounted a campaign to undermine Mueller, his team and the FBI in general.
The Constitution guarantees all Americans the right to free speech, writes Steve Almond. It doesn’t guarantee anyone the right to spew hate speech online anonymously.
Fifty years ago, Loving v. Virginia ushered in a modern interracial era. John Vercher reflects on the landmark case in this new age of identity politics.
Invented in part to coddle slave-holding southern states, it’s past time to abolish the 18th century artifact we call the Electoral College.
Compel displays of respect for the flag, writes Wendy Kaminer, and you turn it into a symbol of autocracy.
Is there a single person in America who can explain why Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server is criminal? Seriously, asks Steve Almond. Can you?
Sen. John McCain has sworn to block any Supreme Court nominations that a President Clinton might make.
The SJC's decision is historic, writes Carol Rose, both as a matter of law and as a matter of justice.
It may, or may not, be a legal obligation for sports organizations to report each and every allegation of child abuse they receive, writes E.M. Swift, but without question it...
Healthy and lasting reforms will happen only if we first confront hard truths about ourselves, including the fact that Massachusetts also suffers from implicit and systemic racial bias.
In the spring of 1982, as women were fighting for passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, the author was fighting to be let onto a Japanese fishing vessel to do...
The gig economy -- perhaps best embodied by companies like Uber and Lyft -- may account for less than 1 percent of the workforce. But, it has sparked a debate...
Commissioner Roger Goodell should focus less on minutiae and more on changing football's brute culture.
Saudi Arabia has long been a cornerstone in America’s Middle East strategy. Should it still be?
Gay Talese, take note: Sometimes, obligations to humanity trump the journalist’s job.
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe used his executive power last week to restore voting rights to 206,000 convicted felons.