Category: Boston Herald

Trump: Only ‘stupid’ people and ‘fools’ think good relations with Kremlin bad

Boston Herald William Keylor, Pardee School/College of Arts & Sciences President-elect Donald Trump said yesterday that “only ‘stupid’ people or fools” would dismiss closer ties with Russia and suggested warmer relations between the two countries would help solve “some of the many great and pressing problems and issues of the world,” a claim that local […]

Terror’s toll in Turkey could test NATO resolve

Boston Herald William Keylor, Pardee School/College of Arts & Sciences The recent surge in terror attacks in Turkey — including yesterday’s massacre at an Istanbul nightclub where a gunman shot at least 39 people dead and left scores wounded — could begin to test the resolve of NATO and others, including the United States, in […]

Prez-elect’s call for fed aid to ease Chicago murder woes could rankle GOP

Boston Herald Tom Whalen, College of General Studies President-elect Donald Trump’s call for Chicago officials to ask for federal assistance to deal with the city’s skyrocketing murder rate is more in line with big government Democratic thinking than that of his own party — and could get him in trouble with rank-and-file Republicans, a political […]

Deal dispute forces WCVB off DirecTV

Boston Herald Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication DirecTV customers awoke to a 2017 without one of their local channels yesterday after negotiations between Hearst Television and the broadcast satellite service provider broke down, leaving Channel 5 in the dark on DirecTV platforms beginning at 12:01 a.m… Expert quote: “When you’re having your ratings count towards […]

Tito Jackson taps de Blasio advisers who showed city of haves, have-nots

Boston Herald Katherine Einstein, College of Arts & Sciences City Councilor Tito Jackson’s mayoral campaign theme could be a “tale of two cities” — the haves and the have-nots in the Hub — now that he is turning to campaigners for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, who used such a pitch all the […]

Donald Trump may pick Exxon’s Rex Tillerson to head State

Boston Herald William Keylor, Pardee School/College of Arts & Sciences President-elect Donald Trump’s reported plan to pick Putin pal and ExxonMobil chief Rex Tillerson for secretary of state would likely trigger a “sea change” in U.S.-Russia relations, experts said, as lawmakers press for a full airing of intel indicating Moscow somehow aided Trump in the […]

Trump talk with Taiwan prez tests Far East diplomacy

Boston Herald Adil Najam, Pardee School/College of Arts & Sciences President-elect Donald Trump spoke with the leader of Taiwan, marking the first time in more than three decades the two heads of state have directly talked — a move sure to infuriate and provoke China in the latest display of his disruptive governing style, analysts […]

HHS choice Tom Price brings plan to dismantle Obamacare

Boston Herald James Burgess, School of Public Health President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of health and human services comes to the job with a possible blueprint for dismantling Obamacare that’s been more than six years in the making…. Expert quote: “It’s likely to keep physicians’ salaries up but not necessarily save us any money.” […]