Category: OP-EDs by BU Professors

Immigrants and Donald Trump: It’s a complicated story

Al Jazeera By Gregory Aftandilian, College of Arts & Sciences, Pardee School of Global Studies Before his attack on the Khans – immigrant parents of a United States soldier who was killed in Iraq in 2004 – many immigrants in the United States and their children had voiced support for the Republican candidate Donald Trump… View […]

Echoes Of McCarthy: Will Trump Pay A Political Price For His Apparent Lack Of ‘Decency’?

WBUR “Cognoscenti” By Tom Whalen, College of General Studies Donald Trump’s recent contretemps with the Gold Star family of a Muslim-American war hero brings to mind another famously misguided character assassination that politically misfired over half a century ago… View full article by expert Tom Whalen

Why We Ask to See Candidates’ Tax Returns

New York Times (subscription required) By Mitchell Zuckoff, College of Communication Lost in the debate over Donald J. Trump’s refusal to release his tax returns is the story of where the custom of disclosure comes from — and why it can be so valuable as a measure of character… View full article by expert Mitchell […]

Business and labor don’t have to be enemies

Washington Post By Cathie Jo Martin, College of Arts & Sciences In the United States, the image of a powerful union connotes rapacious groups of workers, jockeying to get perks and salaries beyond what they rightfully deserve. In this zero-sum world, union gains — if unsubstantiated by productivity growth — become public losses… View full […]