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Boost in digital access for low-income Americans is welcome — now sustain it

That will be realized only if the federal subsidy reaches most, if not all, eligible households and does not lead to a price cliff for participants.

People attend the "NO FEAR: Rally in Solidarity with the Jewish People" event in Washington on July 11, 2021.

Readers reflect on the sting of sudden bigotry

Scot Lehigh’s column on antisemitism is important for the times we’re living in, when so much hatred toward the "other" has been unleashed.


The immigrant vote is not monolithic

To assume all naturalized citizens think one way is to assume just one part of their identity dictates their political opinion.


Getting on ballot in Mass. is a fine example of participatory democracy

Just look at the wide array of candidates in this year’s Democratic convention. Serious candidates organized for the caucuses. It’s not that hard.

People embrace outside the parking lot of a Tops Friendly Markets grocery store where 10 people were killed on Saturday in Buffalo, N.Y.

Another mass shooting, and a need to take hard look at ourselves

There are provocateurs who profit from espousing lies like the "great replacement theory," and vulnerable young receptive minds to absorb that message.

Shipping containers are stacked after being offloaded from a boat in Miami. The US trade deficit hit an all-time high in March, nearing $110 billion.

Beware the ‘trade deficit’ deception

Nothing can be more serviceable for politicians itching to transform economic ignorance into votes than this whole doctrine of the balance of trade.

Abortion rights activists held a demonstration at Boston City Hall Plaza on Oct. 3, 1991, to commemorate the death of Rosie Jimenez, who died in 1977 following an illegal abortion she had sought after passage of the Hyde Amendment barring the use of Medicaid funds.

Another abortion horror story, etched in memory — and policy

Congress, in an exceptional act of cruelty and cowardice, had passed the Hyde Amendment, barring the use of Medicaid funds to pay for a safe, legal abortion.

Senior healthcare coordinator Emily Donahue, a registered nurse (left), went over hand washing with participant Marylou Watson at Advocates Day Services in Ashland in September 2021.

In fever to cut taxes, Mass. first should tackle crisis in human services

If Massachusetts’ rainy day fund is nearing an all-time high of $6.55 billion, then we should recognize that the community mental health and human services workforce crisis is a rainy day.