Category: Opinion

Letter to the Editor 6-5-2020

The killing of George Floyd Dear Editor, In Boston we are physically miles away from Minneapolis. But no American city, and, really, no American citizen is separated from what we have seen this week in vivid detail. The killing of George…

Most of the protesters are not looters

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government…

Op-Ed: Fighting for the Frontline

By Maura Healey More than 300,000 health care workers and first responders in Massachusetts have stepped up to the frontlines in the battle against COVID-19. They suit up in scrubs or uniforms, leave the comfort of their homes, and put…

Op-Ed: Science matters

By Jack Clarke Either science matters or it doesn’t. Policy makers can’t have it both ways and selectively apply it only when it advances a political agenda.  Science should inform and drive public policy not the other way around –…

Editorial 4-3-2020

There are many heroes in the battle against COVID-19 The current crisis in which we find ourselves has been compared to a war. But instead of an opposing army, our enemy is a novel virus that is 1/900th the width…