What would you like to see happen in 2017?

I would like to see housing stabilized in Boston. People are being displaced constantly. Rent control or something like that would make it easier for people to stay in Boston. — Shirma Pierre, Health Care Admin., Hyde Park

The never-ending Ben Carson nightmare

When Ben Carson emphatically declared that he has no government experience that would qualify him to run a federal agency, most took this to mean that he would quietly recede if not fade from public attention. We should have known ...

Trump’s presidential con job

There seems to be no limit on the price that some whites are willing to pay for the delusion of white supremacy. And Trump, the consummate conman, knew just how to pick their pockets.

What do you think can be done to heal the racial divisiveness of the 2016 presidential race?

I don’t think there’s any healing going on. We just have to get used to what America has become. — Lynisha, Transportation, Dorchester

In the News: Ron Marlow

Ron Marlow has joined the National Urban League as vice president for Workforce Development. In this role, he is responsible for development, delivery and oversight of the workforce development programs that are delivered at the local community level by NUL ...

Dylan Roof: a death penalty dilemma

The election of Donald Trump seems to have revived the hopes of white supremacists for their political reemergence. Congregants of Charleston’s Emmanuel AME Church maintain a more compassionate state of mind.

Will population shift challenge Roxbury?

Housing decisions depend primarily on income. While racial discrimination often affects housing opportunities, it is probably more informative to review housing issues from the perspective of constraints imposed by family income.

Cuba: Now that Fidel is gone, what comes next?

Fidel Castro, El Comandante of the Cuban Revolution, died Friday, November 25, three days before US airline companies began to resume regularly scheduled airline service between the two countries, and 17 days after Donald Trump was elected president of the ...

What are your concerns about Donald Trump’s presidency?

What are your concerns about Donald Trump’s presidency?

Every vote counts

In every major political campaign citizens encourage their friends and neighbors to vote. Those with an unclear understanding of the significance of the electorate in a democracy are often less committed to show up at the polls.

Why Hillary is right to back a recount, but...

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is right to back a vote recount in the three states — Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania — that gave Trump the White House. But there’s a big “but” after that.

A loss of national unity

Political conflict still persists between those supporting Donald Trump and those who voted for Hillary Clinton. After a heated election for U.S. president, the ideal conclusion is for the spirit of national unity to prevail, but with so many unresolved ...

What do you think the city can do to make housing more affordable?

I think they should make more Section 8 certificates available. And they should bring back rent control. There’s a majority of people who can’t afford to live here. — Shirley Burton, Bus Monitor, Dorchester

Sessions is the most glaring proof of the folly of shunning Clinton

The list of the major votes of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions took against civil rights issues is long. His votes earned him a 0 percent rating from the Human Rights Campaign, a 7 percent rating from the NAACP and a ...

Attacks on the culture of democracy

Trump wants to reduce the U.S. to a banana republic with family members employed in the government and business meetings held in the Oval Office. So far there has been little public protest.