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Commentary: Confronting trauma in our schools

Trauma is usually associated with violence. But for many of the young people in our lives, like these two sisters, it can be far more than bullets on the streets — poverty, war, health issues, family incarceration or even “smaller” ...

A White House not worthy of respect

Americans believe that the president of the United States is due the greatest show of respect. Political commentators and the media have been trying to be deferential despite Donald Trump’s bizarre views and inappropriate conduct. But finally the lid is ...

Can Democrats win in the Trump era?

The Democratic National Committee was by any standard a wreck and a ruin during the 2016 presidential campaign. How much of this is past history in the Trump era is the big question that will in part be answered when ...

Will Trump last four years in office?

Will Trump last four years in office?

Trump administration risks war with Iran over nothing

The Trump administration appears to be renewing the possibility of violent confrontation with Iran using a questionable pretext — Iran’s testing of conventional missiles.

An affront to Boston’s black history

David Jacobs decided to appropriate the Boston Guardian name when he found it inadvisable to continue publication of his Boston Courant under that legend. Any copyright protection of the Boston Guardian had expired, but Jacobs was nonetheless informed that the ...

How do you think Americans should respond to the recent increase in hate crimes?

With the fullest of the heart. It’s time to transform all that poison into medicine. We need to work together to do it. — Nina LaNegra, Artist, Roxbury

The assault on our fundamental values

President Trump’s executive order to ban immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries for at least 90 days and to indefinitely ban Syrian refugees from entering the United States is an unprecedented assault on fundamental American values of justice and freedom. It ...

Time to stop killer cops

Despite great public awareness of the violence between the police and unarmed blacks, the incidents continue. President Trump seems to have great sympathy for the police as does his attorney general designate, Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama. Chances of blacks ...

What do you think of Trump’s executive order on immigration?

One word for that: Foul. — Steven Sullivan, Cook, Roxbury

Pudzer is bad for workers

While TV pundits debate the political implications of Trump's pick for secretary of Labor and financial analysts make predictions of how the Stock market will react, I worry how it will impact my family and millions of other low-wage workers ...

Here’s what happens when Sessions is in the saddle at Justice

There’s absolutely no hint, based on his Senate voting record, public statements and actions, and ties to hard right-wing groups, that once in the Justice Department saddle, that Jeff Sessions will suddenly be a fair and impartial enforcer of civil ...

America’s political schizophrenia

For many citizens, the issue of Russian hacking has not been satisfactorily resolved. Congress has agreed to investigate the matter further. Lewis has established a reputation for courage and integrity. Just as he stood tall on the Edmund Pettis Bridge ...

Did you watch the inauguration?

Some of it. I couldn’t believe Hillary went. That was classy. I don’t hate Trump, but he makes you scared. You don’t know what he’s doing. — Sheril B., Quality Control Representative, Dorchester

Thank you, President Obama

The night, eight years ago, that Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States was euphoric. At an election watch party in downtown Washington, DC — when the screens locked into CNN announcing Obama as the projected ...

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