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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.

Obamacare & McCain’s health battle

Senator John McCain’s battle with cancer is the best argument against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

What do you think are the most important issues facing Boston’s elected officials?

Housing. Affording housing for the residents of Boston. Not for the developers, for the residents. And education and jobs for the youth, so they can afford to pay rent. — Valerie Shelley, Resident Leader, Roxbury

In the news: Jeffrey Sánchez

Jamaica Plain state Rep. Jeffrey Sánchez has been tapped to replace Rep. Brian Dempsey as chairman of the Legislature’s Ways and Means Committee. Sanchez will be the first person of color to hold the key post in the history of ...

Trump and the Russians: An unholy alliance

Clearly, Trump’s connection with Russia is not philosophical. He has already demonstrated a willingness to desecrate a major economic principle of the presidency, that the office will operate for the benefit of the republic and not to increase the president’s ...

School vouchers still don’t work, despite what Trump and DeVos think

This would put taxpayers on the hook for bankrolling private schools, with vouchers as the ticket to entry. This is the ultimate example of proclaiming that education is for sale — with the seller being the White House.

Do you think Boston will ever overcome its legacy of racial inequality?

Yes. It would take the mutual cooperation of every inhabitant. — Veronica Nchuamu, Student, South End

In the news: Melvin Poindexter

Melvin Poindexter was elected national committeeman for the Massachusetts Democratic Party earlier this year, the first African American to hold such a position.

America: A fallen leader?

Every year at this time it was once common for American youth to celebrate July 4th with shouts of “we’re number one.” This was an exuberant recognition of the economic achievement of the United States, as well as the nation’s ...