Category: Boston Herald

CIA’s ominous outlook on ISIS could aid Donald Trump

Boston Herald Tom Whalen, College of General Studies The CIA chief’s grim report on the state of ISIS — including the warning that terrorist operatives are planning to sneak in through the wave of Syrian refugees and that Libya has become the group’s “most dangerous” stronghold — could help Donald Trump’s campaign, which has called […]

Despite NFL cries, CTE rolls on

Boston Herald Robert Stern, School of Medicine Boston University neuroscientist Dr. Robert Stern said his groundbreaking study on head trauma, which was officially launched yesterday, will not be sullied by the long-brewing controversy over the NFL’s alleged attempts to strip him of his funding… Expert quote: “I’m just so unbelievably excited to get this science […]

Trump bows out of Sanders showdown

Boston Herald Tom Whalen, College of General Studies Billionaire Donald Trump’s abrupt retreat from a proposed debate with Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders could prove to be a strategic misstep, opening him up to ridicule after bragging about his prospects against the Brooklyn brawler, according to political observers… Expert quote: “My gut instinct is he’s […]

How Prez Donald Trump could shake up the world

Boston Herald William Keylor, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies A President Donald Trump could become the nation’s disruptor-in-chief in a manner not seen since FDR, displaying a new swagger that could reset tense relations with China, Russia and the Middle East, while rebuilding the military and avoiding the tedious and […]

Robots can help reporters face wider horizons

Boston Herald Michelle Johnson, College of Communication As news organizations scramble for ways to cut costs, robot video conferencing is one tool that could dramatically expand reporters’ access to events and previously unaccommodating government agencies… Expert quote: “I’m skeptical that it would work. Public officials can give you the slip. Imagine if there’s a machine in […]

Pundits: Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, likely 1-and-done term

Boston Herald Tom Whalen, College of General Studies Divisive front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton — battling ever-growing unpopularity, strong resistance from within their own parties, partisan stonewalling and even age — may already be doomed to a one-term presidency, pundits say… Expert quote: “If you don’t get something done in the first year, your […]

Globe’s stunt could wind up being a big boon for Donald Trump

Boston Herald Tom Whalen, College of General Studies The Boston Globe’s fake front page reporting dire news from a future Donald Trump presidency has dragged the newspaper to the mudslinging level of 2016’s candidates — but could do more to help Trump than hurt him, media experts say… Expert quote: “This is going to reinforce […]

Pundits say Bernie Sanders-Hillary Clinton battle too bitter for a DNC bounce

Boston Herald Tom Whalen, College of General Studies The escalating attacks between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders — including the battle over whether the other is qualified for the White House — threaten to fracture the party at the Democratic National Convention this summer, robbing the eventual nominee of a meaningful post-acceptance-speech bounce and alienating […]

U.S. deploys fighter jets to back up allies

Boston Herald Michael Corgan, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies The U.S. military is 
deploying 12 F-15 fighter jets to the Netherlands and Iceland — including war planes and pilots from the Barnes Air National Guard Base in Westfield — to send a message to Russia’s President Vladimir Putin… Expert quote: […]