• Joel Brown

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    Joel Brown is a staff writer at BU Today and Bostonia magazine. He’s written more than 700 stories for the Boston Globe and has also written for the Boston Herald and the Greenfield Recorder. Profile

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There are 7 comments on One Year after Joe Biden’s Inauguration, BU Experts Give Him a Mixed Review

  1. This is probably the most biased article I have ever seen. Have you seen what’s going on? We are losing buying power ever day with 40 year highs of inflation, the COVID response and his rhetoric has divided the country saying it’s pandemic of the unvaccinated while everyone spreads it, and he has deliberately pushed and encouraged unconstitutional mandates while the Supreme Court said he doesn’t have the power to do so. Be honest with yourselves, use the same standards you used for trump and stop sugar coating students here. This has been the worst first year for a president in their lifetimes.

  2. Article above is not really credible. You should have waited until after Biden’s press conference. The only difference between Biden’s lies and Trump’s lies are that the press noticed Trump’s.

    No covid strategy except a continuation of Trump’s policies? At least Trump got us a couple vaccines, such they are. Is the southern border in crisis? Ask someone who lives near there. Is inflation temporary? Well, everything is temporary, but like time, inflation doesn’t recede. A minor incursion into Ukraine? I think of Chamberlain who brought us peace for our time, albeit a short time, in 1938.

    It would be nice if moderate democrats and moderate republicans formed a centrist caucus — I think it’s possible. Indeed, it may be happening.

  3. THE ABSOLUTE WORST ADMINISTRATION IN HISTORY! and that’s saying something! I’m not sure our country can handle three more years of this “leadership.”
    “BU experts give him mixed reviews” is a joke! what kind of experts are these – complacent, one-sided, and scared of being “cancelled.” They all sound completely in lockstep. We can’t afford to continue veiling our eyes and minds (especially our young/bright students) with this scared to offend ideology. What kind of world are we setting up for them! PLEASE don’t be afraid to standout, standup, and risk being ridiculed for escaping the mass group think. Stand alone if you must!

    1. I appreciate your comments on the fear of being “cancelled.” I think many faculty members and students are afraid to speak their truth if it conflicts with the prevailing views. There are way too many closed minds at BU, students and faculty alike. Some minds are so filled with ideology that they refuse to open, other minds are closed out of fear, so they keep their thoughts to themselves and are just glad to get out of here with their degree. Like closed rooms, closed minds get stale after awhile.

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