Category: Opinion

Editorial 10-01-2020

Trump’s taxes: Shocking, but not surprising The recent disclosure by the New York Times of President Donald Trump’s personal tax returns for nearly a 20-year period, up to and including his 2017 return (which Trump would have filed in April,…

Enjoy a Safe Labor Day Weekend

“Time and tide wait for no man,” wrote the poet. The summer of 2020 is entering its final week as we approach the traditional Labor Day weekend and once again the summer season has flown by much faster than any…

A Summer of Chaos and Tragedy

As America approached the Memorial Day weekend of 2020, the death toll from COVID-19 in the United States stood at just under 100,000 of our fellow Americans. But now, three months later, that number soon will have doubled, as our…

Op-Ed: Unmasking Toxic White Privilege

By Dorothy A. Clark There is a long history in America of white progressives bravely standing up for Black causes like civil rights, voting rights, social and economic justice, judicial reform, and, more recently, Black Lives Matter. But there is a…

Editorial 08-07-2020

Waiting for The Big One As we are writing this, we are awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Isaias, which is the earliest-ever ninth named storm of a hurricane season.  Although Isaias was a weak Category 1 hurricane when it made…

Letter to the Editor 6-5-2020

The killing of George Floyd Dear Editor, In Boston we are physically miles away from Minneapolis. But no American city, and, really, no American citizen is separated from what we have seen this week in vivid detail. The killing of George…