Psychiatrists gone mute

Political opponents are often harshly critical of one another. It is not uncommon for one to assert that the policy proposals of the other are crazy. But with Donald Trump in the White House the criticism has become more personal. ...

You can thank Trump for the white nationalist rampage

It was hilarious and telling to see No. 45 Trump tweet that he condemns “all that hate stands for” following the racially-fomented violence by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

In the news: Janelle Woods-McNish

Janelle Woods-McNish, Mrs. North America Universe, will compete in Durban, South Africa for the Mrs. Universe crown.

And the children shall lead them ...

Teens with the Hyde Square Task Force have demonstrated to us all the advantage of vigilance and persistence.

What effect might next Saturday’s planned white supremacist rally have on Boston?

It could have a significant impact. We’re having a lot of issues as it is with our new president. We need to stand together and keep the peace. We don’t need that here. — Pearl Thomas, Disabled, Melrose

In the news: Callie Crossley

Callie Crossley, host of WGBH’s "Under the Radar" with Callie Crossley and a weekly commentator on WGBH's Morning Edition, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at Wellesley College.

Trump power grab imperils democracy

The intrigue at the White House might seem to be beyond the concern of the average voter, but indeed it is not. There is definitely a move to expand the powers of the president beyond the normal limits of our ...

Here’s the real reason Colin Kaepernick can’t get a job in the NFL

The NFL power brokers have the supreme dominance to enforce their take it or leave it imperium on the players, fans and politicians. And that’s exactly why Colin Kaepernic doesn’t have an NFL job.

Do you think Donald Trump will serve out his full term?

I don’t think Trump will last. I think he’ll be impeached because of the emoluments clause. He’s enriching himself. He has no moral compass. — Zakiya Alake, Civil Rights Defender, Dorchester

In the news: Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding has joined the faculty of the Department of Music at Harvard University as professor of the practice, with an appointment beginning July 2017. Spalding will teach a range of courses in songwriting, arranging, improvisation and performance, while also ...

O.J.’s nine-year sentence a product of racially-influenced judicial system

It is hard to believe that an appropriate sentence for such an offense is nine to 33 years. The heart of the case is an awkward and impolitic attempt to reclaim one’s own property, which is up for sale and ...

Trump’s ‘massive’ middle-class tax cut is pure bunkum

The billions doled out in corporate welfare annually dwarf the amount the federal government distributes to the states for welfare, food stamps, child nutrition initiatives and other support programs for the poor and needy. However, these are the ones that ...

What do you think of the turmoil in the Trump administration?

It’s affecting the integrity of America as a world power. We’re sliding down the scale. It’s an indication of how dumb people in this country are. — William Delove, Entrepreneur, Cambridge

In the news: Elizabeth Miranda

The Board of Directors of the Hawthorne Youth and Community Center in Roxbury has selected Elizabeth “Liz” Miranda as their new Executive Director.

A new concept of reparations

Unequal school funding, federally-sanctioned housing discrimination, false imprisonment, police abuse and other government-sanctioned policies make a more compelling case for reparations than slavery, a practice that became illegal in 1865.