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The GOP war against the presidency

Having been out-maneuvered by Obama on such controversial issues as Obamacare and the Iran Nuclear Deal, and having seen him “shellack” their presidential ticket in 2012, Republicans know they’re no match for him in a fair fight. So, in hopes ...

Shifting the burden to Boston’s home owners

If approved, the Just Cause Eviction ordinance will deprive property owners of their rights and diminish the attractiveness of homeownership as a sound investment. Now the City Council has also burdened homeowners with the cost of paying for the detectives’ ...

What role do you think the black vote will play in this year’s presidential race?

I think it will increase. I hope it spurs black people to recognize our importance in the political process. — Bruce Bickerstaff, Barber, Roxbury

Commentary: Boston Latin School: A challenging route to success

Boston Latin School has become one of the nation’s iconic institutions. Its list of early alumni appears to be taken from the record of outstanding Americans: Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Hancock, George Santayana and others. In ...

The Supreme Court battle

That fact and the vicious civil war raging among the party’s various factions means that for the GOP presidential candidates, and every Republican officeholder up for re-election this November and for the GOP as a party, the Supreme Court battle ...

Black press is key to self-determination

The Bay State Banner’s mission to inform and advocate on behalf of the black community is part of a history of black advocacy that goes back to the early 19th century in Boston.

What do you think is the importance of next week’s presidential primary?

It’s hugely important. We are at a juncture where we have a say in who the next president will be. It’s especially important for young people to get involved. — Sarah Sebastian, Legislative Aide, Cambridge

The Republican primary’s poisonous legacy

Looming behind all the critical issues of policy and process that are — and are not — going to be discussed is an ominous, multi-part question: What are the American people going to do about Donald Trump’s poisonous political legacy.

Citizens crusade needed to end unfair wealth inequality

African Americans must, therefore, vote for the candidate for president who is most likely to mobilize a citizen’s crusade for equity. The election returns from New Hampshire indicate that Bernie Sanders is that candidate.

To what extent do you think income inequality is an important issue in this year’s presidential race?

All I hear them saying that they’re going to create more jobs. I want to see change. — Mary, Sales, Dorchester

Trump and Cruz are the GOP’s, not the Democrat’s, worst nightmare

Trump and Cruz, then, are the GOP's textbook Catch-22. One of them figures as a real possibility for the presidential nomination. For GOP leaders to not support them almost guarantees a flaming Election Day defeat. But to support them could ...

Battle over growing wealth disparity looms large in Democratic primary

The question now is whether blacks are willing to employ their might at the polls to support Bernie Sanders, a candidate with the temerity to confront the plutocrats to defeat economic policies that keep blacks impoverished. Hillary Clinton is certainly ...

What issues are at stake in the upcoming presidential election?

The candidates aren’t speaking the truth. They need to talk about how they can help the community. Actions speak louder than words. — Denise Williams, Student, Mattapan

What issues are at stake in the upcoming presidential election?

The candidates aren’t speaking the truth. They need to talk about how they can help the community. Actions speak louder than words. — Denise Williams, Student, Mattapan

Flint’s great future ... If

The danger facing the residents of Flint, Michigan is heartbreaking and extraordinary — a tale seemingly out of 18th-century Europe, or scattered parts of today’s less-developed nations rather than the 21st-century United States of America.