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Where I Live: Fall River, MA, Home of Lizzie Borden Mar. 25, 2019

Marc Dion

I live in Fall River, Massachusetts, a blood clot of abandoned mills and tenement houses. There are ... Read More

The Thorny Problem of Finding Who's to Blame for Drug Overdoses Feb. 08, 2019

C Force

As prescription and illicit opioid overdose deaths continue to rise in the United States, lawsuits a... Read More

The Massachusetts Curse Jan. 05, 2019

Mark Shields

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts became the first 2020 Democratic White House challenger to an... Read More

Armed Guards Among the Jews Dec. 03, 2018

Marc Dion

Tonight, a month or so after the shootings at a synagogue in Pennsylvania (remember those? I didn't ... Read More

A Puritan Cloud Over Pelosi's Blue House Nov. 21, 2018

Jamie Stiehm

WASHINGTON — Our pilgrims feast falls on Nov. 22, the dark date of President Kennedy's noonday... Read More

You Can't Choose Your Relatives Nov. 03, 2018

Mark Shields

George Mitchell, a former federal judge and Senate majority leader, was the chief negotiator of the ... Read More

Say a Prayer for Fall River Oct. 22, 2018

Marc Dion

In Fall River, Massachusetts, the red brick and gray granite perpetually poor city of 90,000 where I... Read More

Safe Drinking Water Should Be a Priority for Trump Aug. 31, 2018

Adriana Cohen

There's nothing more important than public health. As such, President Donald Trump must make good on... Read More

JFK: When the Light Went Out of the Sky Nov. 22, 2017

Jamie Stiehm

SANTA MONICA — Nov. 22 will always be a day the heavens are hung in black. John F. Kennedy wa... Read More

No, Roy Moore, God Won't Solve Our Problems Nov. 19, 2017

Steve Chapman

Roy Moore's die-hard supporters have shown a vast capacity to accept his denials as a procession of ... Read More

Here's a Tip Oct. 09, 2017

Marc Dion

Dispatches from America these days tend to be either soaked in tragedy or soaked in Trump, which mea... Read More

Death Penalty for Tsarnaev Hurts Boston May. 19, 2015

Froma Harrop

Why was 21-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev sentenced to die in a state so generally opposed to capital pu... Read More

Progressives Don't Need Washington All That Much Nov. 06, 2014

Froma Harrop

The Republican takeover of the Senate majority really shouldn't matter much to progressives. Even wh... Read More

Casinos Just Aren't the Answer Sep. 09, 2014

Froma Harrop

The video for the Bruce Springsteen song "Atlantic City" opens with a scene of the grand Marlborough... Read More

Massachusetts, Not VA, Is Obamacare's Future Jun. 03, 2014

Froma Harrop

Obamacare foes have portrayed the VA hospital scandal as a dystopian glimpse into the future of the ... Read More

Who Owns Our Kids Anyway? May. 20, 2014

Chuck Norris

On Valentine's Day 2013, the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families took into emergency c... Read More

Heading to the Supremes Jun. 04, 2012

Susan Estrich

One way or another, the issue of gay marriage seems squarely headed to the Supreme Court. Two federa... Read More

Why Romneycare Outdoes Obamacare Mar. 26, 2012

Debra J. Saunders

President Barack Obama keeps trying to give former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney credit for the Aff... Read More

Health Care Law: Time To Get Constructive Jan. 20, 2011

Daily Editorials

Newly ascendant House Republicans are expected this week to repeal the health care overhaul enacted ... Read More

The Constitutions in Our Brains Jul. 12, 2010

William Murchison

Tee-hee. Such is the line in liberal circles concerning the federal district court decision striking... Read More