Marty Baron, in dissent, rises in defense of objective journalism
March 26, 2023 • The Boston Globe
Back when The Boston Globe was still headquartered on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester, there were signs posted around the cluttered newsroom that read: "Accuracy is the Cornerstone of Our Business." Like a million other things that were left behind when the Globe moved to a downtown high-rise in 2017 — the four-ton marble map of New England, the fake elevator that was built for a film set, the elegant spiral staircase that led down to the library, the huge parking lots — those signs are just a memory now.
Is accuracy still the cornerstone of the news business? Or has that also been left behind?
Should replacing Kamala Harris really be unthinkable?
March 22, 2023 • The Boston Globe
Which explains why the question of Biden's running mate — should he keep Vice President Kamala Harris on the ticket or find someone else? — has been getting so much attention.
Priestly celibacy gets a rethink
March 21, 2023 • The Boston Globe / Arguable
In an interview this month marking the 10th anniversary of his election, Pope Francis suggested he might be open to a change in the Roman Catholic Church's longstanding rule of priestly celibacy.
"There is no contradiction for a priest to marry," the pope told the Spanish-language newspaper Infobae. "Celibacy in the Western Church is a temporary prescription." Unlike ordination, which is eternal and intrinsic to the priesthood, he said, "celibacy is a discipline."
Ending Saddam Hussein's reign of terror was the right call
March 19, 2023 • The Boston Globe
Michigan revives compulsory unionism
March 15, 2023 • The Boston Globe
Labor leaders and their allies warned of dire consequences if Michigan became a right-to-work state and unions lost the power to force workers to pay union dues as a condition of keeping a job. They claimed wages would fall, the economy would suffer, and there would be "no positive impact whatsoever on job growth."
They couldn't have been more wrong.
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