• Editorial - 06/24/2016 08:57 PM EDT

    06/24/2016 08:57 PM EDT
    On one level, it's unsurprising that the Supreme Court deadlocked 4 to 4, after an appeals court split 2 to 1, in considering President Barack Obama's sweeping executive action to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. As a legal matter, this was not an easy call. What makes the outcome so depressing for the country, and such a standard-bearer for failed governance, is that 
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    Our opinion: A slightly less toxic system to protect our health
    06/23/2016 09:18 PM EDT - On Wednesday, Pres. Barack Obama signed into law a sweeping overhaul of the nation's chemical safety standards. "Here in America, folks should have the confidence to know that the laundry detergent we buy isn't going to make us sick, that the mattresses our babies sleep on aren't going to harm them," Obama said at a signing ceremony. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Sanders is key in fight against Donald Trump
    06/19/2016 10:07 PM EDT - Senator Bernie Sanders has been sending mixed signals about how long he will continue his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. Nonetheless, he evidently knows what his priority must be. In a speech to his supporters Thursday night, the Vermonter declared that "The major task that we face in the next five months is to make certain that Donald Trump is defeated and defeated badly," Full Story

    Editorial: Valedictorians vs. Mr. Trump
    06/16/2016 10:10 PM EDT - In Texas, a Yale-bound valedictorian stood before her high school's graduating class recently and, without naming Donald Trump, illuminated the bankruptcy of his worldview. At age 11, said Larissa Martinez, she was "nothing more than a girl with an abusive and alcoholic father who had to depend on her mother's strength. Full Story

    Editorial: Toxic masculinity and mass shootings
    06/15/2016 10:15 PM EDT - Let us, for one moment, put aside the pro- and anti-gun arguments that proliferate on social media, around the water cooler and on barstools across the country following mass shootings, and instead try to look a little deeper than interpreting symptoms as causes. First and foremost, we are fortunate to live in a region of the country where gay and lesbian couples have been afforded the same Full Story

    Our Opinion: Regional effort to confront opioid epidemic
    06/12/2016 09:29 PM EDT - The opioid addiction epidemic has by now gotten everyone's attention. That fighting it is so difficult testifies to the power of the addiction and the extent of the problem throughout the region. All six New England governors gathered Tuesday in Boston for a forum on the epidemic sponsored by Harvard Medical School. Full Story

    Editorial: Clinton should take the high road
    06/09/2016 09:23 PM EDT - Tuesday night, former secretary of state Hillary Clinton became the first woman to claim the presidential nomination of a major American political party. It is a historic moment — but she, and the nation, have little breathing space to savor the milestone. There is, first, the question of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. Full Story

    Our Opinion: Libertarian ticket may be heard from
    06/05/2016 09:54 PM EDT - Will the Libertarian Party be a factor in this year's presidential race? It's a long shot, but this is not the election year to assume that there are any certainties. In the wake of the party's Memorial Day weekend convention in Orlando that nominated Gary Johnson as its presidential candidate for the second straight election year, three polls show the Libertarian ticket attracting 10-11 percent Full Story

    Editorial: At least one convention will be unruly?
    06/03/2016 10:28 PM EDT - Remember just a few weeks ago when it was the Republicans who faced a divisive national convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 18-21? All sorts of plots were under discussion to prevent Donald Trump from gaining the nomination. There were predictions of multiple ballots before delegates settled on a nominee, a process so disruptive that some political prognosticators predicted it would split the Full Story

    Our Opinion: America's duty to soldiers, past and in future
    05/29/2016 10:11 PM EDT - Memorial Day is an occasion to not only honor service men and women who are no longer among us but to recognize obligations to veterans, and to those who will serve. The United States did better by soldiers returning from domestically popular wars than unpopular ones, beginning with Vietnam. Soldiers with the unseen wounds of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder were most likely to fall through the Full Story

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    Aerosmith will say farewell in 2017

    Steven Tyler confirms Aerosmith will do a farewell tour in 2017, though he admits to Howard Stern that it might last 'forever.’