The federal government gave states money for hazard pay; now Governor Charlie Baker and the Legislature owe the public a plan for spending Massachusetts’ share.
Clemency can be used to set right what the criminal justice system got wrong.
Immigrant detainees’ allegations of mistreatment and abuse at the only ICE detention facility in the state must be investigated.
State commission recommends some worthy reforms, but punts on larger question of whether to change controversial rule that shields police officers from legal liability for abuse.
It’s been more than a year since the failed uprising against American democracy, but the police department hasn’t yet wrapped up its inquiry into whether one or more BPD officers were among the insurrectionists.
The department’s China Initiative, launched to target Chinese espionage and intellectual property theft, lacks focus and clarity — and has far too aggressively investigated scientists as a result.
The time to revive the nuclear deal is running short.
Economics alone does not explain the disparities.