Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's $500 million pledge to build more affordable housing has the power to be transformative, say the authors, three attorneys from Lawyers for Civil Rights.
Being good corporate citizens may be driven as much by bottom lines as by higher angels, writes Julie Wittes Schlack.
The recent U.N. condemnation is a heartbreaking twist on how our country, which once set the gold standard for human rights, is now being investigated for violations, writes Kari Hong.
The second batch of presidential contenders largely agreed on the big stuff, writes Joanna Weiss. But that harmony didn’t stop them from yelling. A lot.
Corporate America is increasingly calling for a federal price on carbon, writes Anne Kelly of Ceres. Private sector commitments could encourage ambitious government policies.
Former lead paint manufacturers must pay $409 million to clean up lead paint in homes in California. Massachusetts should also sue, write the authors.
The propaganda device awkwardly suggests that the export of U.S. gas liberates nations like Poland and Ukraine from having to buy fuel from Russia, writes Frederick Hewett.
We should mimic Australia's simpler approach to financial regulation, writes Rich Barlow. The country hasn't had a recession in 28 years.
The meat industry, unnerved by growing competition from meat substitutes, is taking legal action, writes Rich Barlow. We've seen this corporate hysteria before.
Robert Smith's gift is an act of generosity that is necessary because of austere economic policies he and his fellow billionaires have championed, writes Miles Howard.
Elizabeth Warren's proposed wealth tax, which would include art, is a bad idea, writes Anthony Amore.
May will be the first month ever in which the United States derives more electricity from renewable energy than from coal, writes Rich Barlow.
Americans don't celebrate International Workers' Day, even though the holiday was inspired by a U.S. protest. The history of that era can help us with economic problems today, writes Elle...
Patients languish in pain, waiting for treatment, while their doctors hunt down test results from other hospitals. But Boston can fix this problem, writes Dr. Pranay Sinha.
We make personal sacrifices to reduce our own carbon footprints. We demand that our elected officials take action. Wall Street shouldn’t get a free pass, writes Frederick Hewett.
How does a city establish trust when its law enforcement is deployed as an instrument of harm? asks Carol Rose.
Automated systems don’t help us if we don’t know how they work, writes H. C. Robinson.
In their frenzy to get their children into the “best” schools, these indicted parents paid with their souls, and perhaps their freedom, writes Lauren Stiller Rikleen.
Poverty has emerged as a key issue in the Democratic presidential race, writes Rich Barlow, and thank goodness for that.
More and more Americans are waking up to the reality that income inequality is not an incurable disease, writes Steve Almond.