Sanders presidency would result in deadlock

“Sanders doesn’t have a prayer of getting any of his poetic promises through Congress.” — Margaret Mariam Rosenthal

Sanders offers the possibility of real change

“Would the powers-that-be offer less resistance to holding on to their prerogatives absent the political passion that the Sanders campaign has begun to arouse?” — Seth Evans

Like ISIS, MS-13 creates sociopaths

“Like ISIS, MS-13 instills in its members a culture of violence.” — Glenn Swanson

‘Lord Jeff’ has honorable meaning today

“I wish students would focus their energies on 21st century issues.” — Peter J. Atkinson

Boom in rental property not only factor driving homeownership down

“Banks require hefty down payments that make home purchases unaffordable for cash-strapped millennials.” — Sheila Grove

Let’s remember that colleges are not employment agencies

“Suggesting that taxpayers pick up the tab for unpaid loans unfairly shifts the burden to others.” — Scott Simpson

Leaders worldwide must work to shore up weak public health systems

“The World Health Organization’s prompt action this week in declaring the Zika virus a global emergency is the latest reminder of the need for much greater investments in pandemic prevention and preparedness worldwide.” — Dr. Jonathan D. Quick and Carolyn Miles

For-profit colleges prey on veterans

“Veterans view the GI Bill as an opportunity for higher education. For-profit colleges, however, see it as an easy revenue stream.” — Matthew Boulay

When the key is affordability, fast food fills the bill

“The $5 organic tomato will still be unaffordable as a way to fill up the kids.” — Art Cabral

The costs of obesity are keenly felt

“Obesity and related chronic diseases are not only killing us; they’re making us poorer.” — Michael Devlin

Story of child’s repeated claims of abuse is portrait of a broken system

“Until we all speak up for those who have no voice, and demand better on behalf of infants and children, there will be no change.” — Ann Jameson

Overstressed child services should make greater use of volunteers

“While they do not replace parents, CASA volunteers take on some of the characteristics that all of us hope for in our parents.” — Charles Lerner


Tom Brady and the Trump jinx

“The Patriots were never the same after Tom Brady, a few months ago, spoke highly of Donald Trump and their friendship.” — Brian T. Watson


Let’s accelerate pace of progress on pay equity

“Working women and their families in the Commonwealth should not have to wait another 42 years for equal pay.” — Kip Hollister


Job of fund-raising does not fall on one person’s shoulders

“No competent board expects a new president’s first year to generate significant gifts, especially without their support.” — David Wilber


Grateful Suffolk alumnus looks on with sadness at current divisiveness

“Suffolk University was the springboard for so many kids like me, from Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, and Hyde Park, who rode the Orange Line to get our valued degrees.” — Donald Donahue


Accreditors could send a team to conduct focused evaluation of Suffolk’s governance

“College presidents cannot be successful managers and fund-raisers when boards interfere in daily operations.” — Ted Landsmark

It’s a parade of harangues — do the candidates even hear themselves?

“I’m trying to understand why so many of the presidential candidates speak in a tone of voice that is grating, consistently strident, and often borderline growling.” — Sharon Cronan

Hungry for change, voters respond to Sanders’ anger because they’re angry themselves

“Joan Vennochi praises Clinton for understanding ‘how hard it is to find the middle ground and bring about change,’ but Americans are not looking for the middle ground. They believe in Sanders’ righteous anger.” — Ann Madigan

A whole new deal in the GOP race

“The Donald bid one club. Iowa responded with one no Trump.” — Paul Pemsler

Let’s hope voters understand we’re not just playing around here

“Here’s hoping that voters are beginning to take their vote as seriously as they take hiring a baby sitter for their child, or a mechanic for their car, or someone to fix their toilet.” — Ann Withorn

$100m would be better spent on public transit to ease Seaport gridlock

“Do we really want to spend $100 million to rehabilitate an old bridge, which sits a few hundred feet from a far newer bridge, and which would allow more cars into the area, where they will have nowhere to park?” — Chris O’Halloran

Time for Suffolk University board to take hard look at itself

“Either its selection process is weak, its expectations are poorly articulated, or its guidance is lacking.” — Don Carlson

Demise of bridge would be a major loss

“While some structures are precious old landmarks, and others are just plain old, the Northern Avenue Bridge is among the former.” — James Taff

If preservation turns to zealotry, we have a problem

“There’s reason to doubt the willingness of preservation advocates to compromise in ways that reduce the time and cost it takes to do a restoration.” — Mike Sandman

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