The Civil Rights murders and the judgment of history

The Justice Department decision is only the latest in its long investigation of more than a hundred suspected racist murders in the South in the postwar decades to encounter witnesses holding to past lies or refusals to cooperate, the time-driven ...

U.S. missing the mark

America can be proud of the quality of its colleges and universities, but the status of secondary education is substandard. The Program for International Student Assessment periodically tests 15-year-old students from various countries on math, science and reading. The effectiveness ...

What effect do you think Donald Trump’s campaign for president is having on America?

It’s really bad. I see him as being very racist. — Paula Akins, Retired, Roxbury

Donald Trump: The treason candidate

When will the leadership of the Republican Party do their duty to the nation and disavow the candidacy of the wannabe dictator known as Donald Trump?

Loans of the last resort

Payday loans have been disastrous for many low income households. The default rate is about 20 percent and many borrowers are forced to renew with additional fees. Borrowers could end up with a debt that includes more fees and interest ...

What do you think are the most significant changes in Boston now?

They’re cleaning things up and making everything brighter. I like the changes. Hopefully more jobs will open up. — Vanessa, Patient Observer, Dorchester

BPS budget puts city at a crossroads

As chair of the Committee on Education, I’m supposed to look out for the families of the Boston Public Schools. That is why I voted against Boston’s proposed schools budget on April 8th, and will do so again until the ...

Where we stand in education & how we stand up for all our students

The bottom line is: we are supporting the people and programs that are working well, and working equitably, for students in BPS.

Protesters sabotage Brooklyn district attorney

Thompson offended liberals when he failed to press for imprisonment of a former police officer who, during his days as a rookie, shot and killed Akai Gurley by accident.

The right woman at the right time

Hillary Clinton’s gaining the nomination is not only a great personal achievement but also a significant moment in the history of America.

Mayor Walsh’s campaign of misleading information about the BPS budget

Since January, Mayor Martin Walsh and his office have been making and repeating inaccurate and misleading statements to the media concerning Boston Public School’s fiscal year 2017 budget. As a parent of a BPS student who’s advocating for adequate funding ...

An abuse of citizens’ rights

A new Louisiana law categorizes crimes against police as hate crimes, triggering harsher sentences.

What is your reaction to the Orlando shooting?

Horror and anger that we allow assault weapons into the general population. — Zakiya Alake, Activist, Dorchester

Donald Trump: A Clear and Present Danger

The danger that Donald Trump — practitioner of questionable business practices, inveterate bully, racist, sexist, demagogue and the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president of the United States — presents to American society was never more evident than when he ...

Juneteenth has no beneficial meaning in Mass.

Blacks observing the Texas holiday of Junteenth would do well to understand the historical inaccuracies of the commemoration, and learn about the Bay State’s earlier history of abolition.