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Roxbury Community College’s answer to the challenge of economic freedom

There’s been much discussion and many questions about the changes in Roxbury and how these changes will affect the current residents. The real issue is how can residents keep their homes; work at decent paying jobs; and create, grow and ...

Five simple habits to help our children thrive

Did you know that 80 percent of a child’s brain development occurs during the first three years of life? That fact presents a challenge: It means we can’t wait for schools to prepare our kids to learn. But it’s also ...

Donald Trump’s wish came true

It’s been apparent for months that Donald Trump’s rallies are full of men and women like John McGraw whose speech echoes the words of centuries of white racists No wonder Trump’s gotten the endorsement of overt white supremacists. His slow-in-coming ...

Trump and the mess the GOP created

Donald Trump is steaming toward the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, scattering in his wake the campaign wreckage of the GOP establishment’s once-celebrated paladins, Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Marco Rubio — and perhaps the GOP itself.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

A wise and disciplined application of American power

There’s no magic to President Obama’s ability to see what was possible to achieve in reducing tensions with Iran and in other domestic and foreign policy matters and to get it done.

White anger is the new black

Apparently large numbers of American adults are “angry” about their own circumstances and about where they think the country is headed. For months numerous politicians, pollsters, and pundits have touted this anger as an important factor in the line-up of ...

Roxbury health centers help make history

Today’s healthcare landscape would have been almost unrecognizable 50 years ago. Miracle drugs and medical devices have changed how we approach everything from diagnostics to treatment. But one of the most fundamental differences is an approach that helped spark the ...

Southern justice’ in Cleveland

The crime the Cuyahoga County, Ohio prosecutor committed not only against Tamir Rice and his family but American society as a whole offers an invaluable lesson. It’s that grievous sins of the past can be repeated in the present, and ...

Families advance with recent tax bill, but corporations get a lot more

We have a long way to go towards the day when corporations routinely pay their fair share of taxes and families and communities get the public services they deserve. It may sound like a Christmas miracle today, but we can ...

Can the black middle class be saved?

While the middle class drives the U.S. economy, it is shrinking and the black middle class even more so.