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Obama upstages Republicans with court choice

Republicans have snatched defeat from the jaws of political victory and have handed Obama another political coup.

Obama upstages Republicans with court choice

Republicans have snatched defeat from the jaws of political victory and have handed Obama another political coup.

What do you think the Democratic and Republican parties could do to make their agendas more relevant to the American people?

There are so many different ideas they could implement. I’d like to see more funding for education. — William White, Disabled Veteran, South Boston

Morgan Stanley executive shares secrets to success

Named to Fortune Magazine’s list of “The 50 Most Powerful Black Executives in Corporate America,” Carla Harris has been blazing trails for more than 30 years. The financial powerhouse is the vice chairman of Wealth Management and senior client advisor ...

The GOP: ‘Political correctness run amok’

Donald Trump’s election victories in the Super Tuesday Republican primaries, along with GOP senators re-stating their refusal to even consider President Obama’s nominee for the Supreme Court dramatically illuminate what that ugly phrase — “political correctness run amok” — really ...

Roxbury Community College’s answer to the challenge of economic freedom

There’s been much discussion and many questions about the changes in Roxbury and how these changes will affect the current residents. The real issue is how can residents keep their homes; work at decent paying jobs; and create, grow and ...

A myth unveiled

A more perceptive analyst might have concluded that undereducated and financially-stressed Trump supporters might be angry because the American Dream has failed them. Many low-income white Americans believe the blame for their failures should lie with immigrants and blacks. Now ...

What would it take to heal the racial divisions in the United States?

I think we need to have a conversation about racism and white supremacy and hold ourselves and elected officials accountable. — Priscilla Banks, Program Director, Roslindale

Five simple habits to help our children thrive

Did you know that 80 percent of a child’s brain development occurs during the first three years of life? That fact presents a challenge: It means we can’t wait for schools to prepare our kids to learn. But it’s also ...

Donald Trump’s wish came true

It’s been apparent for months that Donald Trump’s rallies are full of men and women like John McGraw whose speech echoes the words of centuries of white racists No wonder Trump’s gotten the endorsement of overt white supremacists. His slow-in-coming ...

Education: A correction that combats recidivism

Governments must assure their citizens of protection from criminals. Massive imprisonment is the strategy in the U.S. Unfortunately, it does not work. Recidivism is so high that the convicts are soon back in jail after a short time on the ...

What do you think should be done to reduce recidivism?

We need to have programs set up for people to succeed. They need substance abuse and recovery programs. — Florence Potter, Volunteer, South End

Trump and the mess the GOP created

Donald Trump is steaming toward the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, scattering in his wake the campaign wreckage of the GOP establishment’s once-celebrated paladins, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Marco Rubio — and perhaps the GOP itself.

Corporations: Inanimate criminals

Americans do not readily accept the idea that a corporation is a person. A corporation does not breathe and eat and think like a human being, but over the years, U.S. courts have attributed more human rights and qualities to ...

What do you think of Donald Trump’s lead in the Republican primaries?

I’m not too pleased with that. He’s not a good candidate. Listen to the way he talks. I don’t think he can run the country. — Melissa Wright, Secretary, Roxbury