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Inequality and luxury high-rises
It is an open secret that multi-millionaires and billionaires, many of them foreign buyers, are purchasing luxury condos across Boston. Some are inhabiting these properties, but the majority are being deployed as global “wealth storage units,” a place to park assets that will hopefully hold their value in volatile economic times.
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The tormenting questions about the slaying of Botham Jean
Dallas police chief Renee Hall looked perplexed at her news conference, fielding questions about the slaying of Botham Jean in his own apartment by then unnamed and unidentified Dallas police officer. That was the first problem. Just who was the cop who killed Jean?
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Oliver case proves cops who murder can be convicted — and should be
If former Balch Springs, Texas police officer Roy Oliver was stunned when he was found guilty of murder in the slaying of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards, there was good reason. He was the rarest of rare breeds. That is a cop who wantonly kills an unarmed civilian and then is prosecuted, let alone convicted.
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When John McCain got it right and wrong on race
John McCain had the rare distinction of doing something politicians almost never do. He admitted that he was wrong, terribly wrong. He also did something that politicians also rarely don’t do and that’s candidly discuss an issue that he was wrong on.
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Cheers to Omarosa for coming in out of the Trump cold
The real reason Omarosa deserves a bit of a back pat is her book. In between the non-stop vilification of it and her from many corners, it does confirm that Trump is a ruthless, take-no-prisoner racial provocateur.
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Time to take action on campus
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Time to take action on campus
Kanoute’s experience, like those of Lolade Siyonbola (an African-American student at Yale who was reported for napping in a common room) and Kanewakeron and Skanahwati Gray (Native American brothers who were questioned by police during a college tour in Colorado), is part of a deeply troubling pattern of suspicious neighbors, classmates and passersby calling the police on people of color for going about their everyday lives.
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While all eyes are on SCOTUS, Trump packs the federal judiciary
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While all eyes are on SCOTUS, Trump packs the federal judiciary
Brett Kavanaugh will be a household name when the fight over his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court formally comes to the Senate for confirmation.
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Republicans have declared a culture war, and Democrats are losing it
Democrats have an opportunity to defend the morals and values of this country from those who wish to oppose them, both domestic and abroad. This time, it might also be their only chance of winning the next election.
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Health care is a human right
Health care is a human right, yet efforts to expand access to coverage have repeatedly come under attack in Washington. I have long supported Medicare for All as the most effective way to expand access to health care. The United States already has a “public option.” In fact, there are three: Medicare, Medicaid, and Tricare, which covers the military.
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Is affordable housing out of reach?
Not only is there not a single place in the country where a full-time minimum-wage worker can afford a modest two-bedroom rental home at fair market rent, but Massachusetts is the sixth most expensive state in the country for renters.
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Here’s what I saw at the border
On Sunday, June 24, I flew to McAllen, Texas to find out what's really happening to immigrant families ripped apart by the Trump administration. The crisis at our border isn’t over.
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Revolutionary slaveholders
Maintaining slavery, as an economic institution, was the major driving force for the desire for Independence from England – at least for the Southern states. And it is fair to say that the Stars and Stripes were stitched together in large part by the sting of the lash upon black backs.
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