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Electoral College no longer an enemy?
This time around, few words of complaint are heard about the Electoral College. The reason is simple. It worked the way it should work, if we’re to have it at all.
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The Senate is the real name of the game
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The Senate is the real name of the game
A Democratic Senate Majority Leader would completely change the game. Everything from Biden’s cabinet, agency and judicial picks would sail through. Everything in Biden’s agenda from expanding the Affordable Care Act to comprehensive immigration reform would have a real shot at passage.
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History has me hesitant about vaccine
Black people are not largely anti-vaxxers, but the high levels of hesitancy are understandable
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Building climate resiliency
Over the next few decades, Boston will increasingly see the impacts of the climate crisis. People living in Roxbury will deal with excessive heat. And residents of East Boston will face massive amounts of flooding, which will endanger lives as well as livelihoods.
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School budgets ought not pit parents against each other
As we continue to live in BPS limbo of hybrids, opening schools for only the “highest” of high needs, we have had nine months without a comprehensive plan for Boston Public School students to have a quality education during the pandemic and afterwards.
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Wealth gap costs $2.7 trillion in Black income
America’s persistent racial income and wealth gaps are the result of four intertwined factors: housing, education, business ownership and access to credit. Closing these gaps would facilitate intergenerational wealth creation for Black America and also expand the nation’s economy by $5 trillion over the next five years.
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Harris will get ‘angry black woman’ tag in Pence debate. Embrace it.
You can mail this one in. That is, Trump will again sneer at Democratic presidential nominee Kamala Harris as, take your pick, “mad,” “nasty,” “vicious,” “disrespectful” — but most of all, “angry” — after her debate with Vice President Mike Pence. He’s leveled these hackneyed epithets at Harris since the moment Biden named her as his VP running mate.
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MBTA needs to stop overpolicing Black and brown riders
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MBTA needs to stop overpolicing Black and brown riders
A recent Boston Globe article shows that Black and Latinx riders on the subway account for almost two-thirds of fare-evasion citations from police — despite being just one-third of subway riders.
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Women’s Equality Day is a call to action for women: Vote
My generation is the future, but we cannot act “woke” and blast Women’s Equality Day on our Instagram stories without actually doing the work that the women before us paved the way for us to do.
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How Joe can win
The brutal political fact of life is that Biden won’t get Trump out of the White House by non-stop screaming what a petty, racist, corrupt, misogynist screw-up he is. These epithets and more have been hurled at Trump every second he has been in the White House. Yet, he still has an unshakable base and probably a lot more backers who are too scared to say they back him but do and will in November.
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Trump’s naked race card play
Trump has only one card left to play to stay in the White House. That’s his old favorite, the race card. He’ll play it with a vengeance in the run-up to Nov. 3 that might even make the unreconstructed George Wallace blush.
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Resources needed for elders to age in place
Aging services area point programs have proven to be cost-effective, providing important resources and lifelines to our elders in the comfort and safety of their homes during a pandemic that disproportionately impacts our most vulnerable.
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