Editorial: MIAA at fault in girl-golfer flap

Everyone knows who really won a high school golf tournament in Uxbridge last week. But bizarrely, because of her gender and an arcane rule, Emily Nash of Lunenburg didn’t take home the trophy. Instead, the second-place finisher took the prize. The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association rule is wrong and unfair. But everything was right about the perspective and presence-of-mind both athletes showed.

Editorial: Powering up help to Puerto Rico

Editorial: Powering up help to Puerto Rico | Unfortunately, it’s not too late to offer generosity to a storm-ravaged Caribbean island that is in some ways a neighbor to Worcester. The city is lending six police officers to Puerto Rico, and citizens can help, too. Cash donations could mean a lot to a place that was already struggling financially, and now must rebuild.

Editorial: Courting Amazon, and all that comes with it

Seattle-based Amazon is shopping around for a place to build a second headquarters. Will Worcester beat the stiff competition? Do we want it to? We look at the city’s assets from Amazon’s point of view. We wonder, too, whether the behemoth’s arrival would change us for better or for worse.

Editorial: Cost of tough-on-crime policies do not add up

A new report using data from the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office makes a compelling case that tough-on-crime policies that hold incarceration as the ultimate solution are costly, may increase rather than decrease crime in areas most affected, lead to a disconnect from civic life, and reduce the chances of children’s success in school. It’s time to get smart on criminal justice to break a vicious cycle.

Editorial: Silence is deadly to needed gun reforms

We’re used to moments of silence for victims of mass violence. This time around, in a country much too prone to gun tragedies, more leaders are asking when the moment of action will arrive. In Congress, we need these voices to stay loud and clear.

Editorial: American Roulette

The commercialization by gun-rights advocates of fear, fundraising, lobbying and gun sales has industrialized opposition to even the most sensible of gun control measures. But there is wide bipartisan support — greater than 75 percent — for measures including those that would prevent the mentally ill from purchasing guns. Yet, nothing is done. As America again licks its wounds, we ask, What’s next?