The GOP’s ‘Get Clinton’ committee

Add another line to Hillary Clinton’s qualifications for the Presidency: “Faced down the latest Republican Party attempt to wreck the Democratic Party and the two-party system in America.”

Are you planning on voting in next week’s election?

No, because the system is rigged. — Talieka Young, Bus Driver, Oak Bluffs

The 99 percent movement lives

Four years after the Occupy Wall Street movement, 99 percenters are backing presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, who is advancing a vision of shared prosperity in the U.S.

How Ben Carson would govern

Beyond Ben Carson’s endless milking of his rags-to-successful-neurosurgeon story and the inane quips about President Obama and Democrats before packs of ultraconservative fawners and groupies, what makes him real political timber, let alone presidential stuff?

The way to get ahead

Costas Cavounidis and Kevin Lang of Boston University have produced a paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research that demonstrates the impact of bias on unemployed blacks.

The GOP: The wrecking ball party

There are numerous reasons why the GOP has deliberately fostered a poisonous polarization and political gridlock. But the major cause is race — more specifically the rise of the black vote as a crucial factor in American politics generally and ...

Vote Tito Jackson for District 7

The re-election of Tito Jackson is critical for the economic progress of greater Roxbury at a crucial time.

What are the most important issues facing the City Council?

Housing is the number one issue. There are folks being priced out of the city. The council has to come up with a way for people to stay here. — Woody Vainqueur, Activist, Roxbury

A free market held hostage

Conservatives opposed Obamacare that provides health insurance for the indigent on the basis of preserving economic “free market” theories. Now they are no longer interested in opposing monopolistic pricing that flouts those principles. One has to conclude that the conservatives ...

Jeb Bush’s Big Lie About “Free Stuff”

Jeb Bush does have a huge campaign war chest. But so far, in his stumbling about the campaign trail, he’s shown he’s got that singular Bush family trait: making the “gaffe” that reveals his true feelings.

Distorting history in Texas

A McGraw-Hill textbook in public schools stated that Africans were brought to Texas from the 1500s through the 1800s as workers on large plantations. There was no mention that the blacks were enslaved although the book mentioned that many Europeans ...

How does the cost of health care affect you?

I’m insured by my job. I’m lucky. It comes out of my check, but I’m fully covered. — Molly Tucker, Membership Services, Allston

Commentary: Roxbury residents were right to reject shelter

The condemnation of the bridge to Long Island was disastrous for the people who relied on the refuge for the homeless there. Long Island was an opportune site because there were no abutters who had to endure the disturbance of ...

The fall of a divisive symbol

For generations, South Carolina has been at the forefront of America’s racial conflict. Now Gov. Nikki Haley has mitigated that role by removing the Confederate battle flag from a place of honor at the state capitol.

The Oregon Massacre Won’t Shake NRA Stranglehold

President Obama, stern and visibly shaken by the Oregon massacre, lambasted the NRA yet again for its suffocating grip on Congress. An equally shaken Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, said that she was sickened by the sheep-like willingness of Congress ...