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Tax Gas, Help Mass.

Tying the taxes to inflation makes sense, as inflation accounts for the rise of residents’ incomes, spending, and even other taxes.


Coakley for Governor

Martha Coakley is an unremarkable candidate. But she stands for a solid platform of reforms and policies designed to extend the successes of the Patrick administration.


A Disappointing Election

By engaging in this brand of defensive posturing, Democrats have ceded the narrative to Republicans while accepting an election devoid of ideas.


A Red Light for Food Labels

Colored dots do little more than label certain foods as “good” or “bad” while failing to capture the nuances of a healthy diet.


Keep on Recruiting

What has become a valuable asset for companies like Bain Capital and McKinsey & Company to tap into Harvard student talent may now similarly serve organizations like Ashoka, Pencils of Promise, and the Tobin Project.


Fund Club Sports

Club sports are an important part of university life for many undergraduates. Varsity sports teams by design can accommodate only a small fraction of the student body.


An Exploitative Culture of College Athletics

The University should be regarded as an exploitative institution that willfully harmed student-athletes in order to make money from their skill.


All the World’s a Stage

The fact that the faculty is creating a new concentration to respond to demand shows an admirable openness to the intellectual desires of students.


Service Should Not Be Required

Requiring such activities is not the best way to foster in students a love and appreciation for service to their community.


Moving Toward Gender Parity

While there is no perfect or easy solution to gender equality in Harvard To achieve the gender-balanced future we would like to see, we must guarantee equality throughout the tenure track—and not just at the start.


Bridge and a Troubled Water

As winter approaches, it is unacceptable that municipal turf wars should endanger Boston’s most vulnerable.


The Professors' Misplaced Criticisms

The authors of the letter are correct in saying that Harvard University must “stand up for principle.” But the principle it must stand for is justice for the victims of sexual harassment and assault.


Staying Vigilant in Ferguson

It is heartening to see people join the protests in Missouri under a variety of banners.


Underfunded and Underprepared

The unprecedented pace of the disease could have been halted much earlier had the international community’s response not been so slow until now.


Give B's a Chance

We hope, going forward, that institutions of higher education find a way to sort this problem out.

Black Lives Matter Protester

Demonstrators Continue 'Black Lives Matter' Campaign in Central Square March

Harvard Stadium

Boston Olympic Bid Names Harvard Venues as Hosts for 10 Events

Conflict at the Scene

Med School Professor Dies After Brigham Shooting

"Shut It Down"

The Top 10 Stories of 2014