Byline: By H. PATRICIA HYNES

“It is easier to build strong children than repair broken men.” This wisdom of African American abolitionist Frederick Douglass underpins our...

Every member of Congress attended the Sept. 14, 2001 memorial service at the Washington National Cathedral for the nearly 3,000 victims of Sept. 11...

By H. PATRICIA HYNESThenIn 2011 the Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing tsunami devastated northeast Japan, taking the lives of more than 18...

My Turn: Elephants in the room: Tax day 2021

4/29/21

On Tax Day, there’s more than one elephant in the room, and they’re all in mansions.    Elephants occupy the bulging mansions of 657 American...

A nuclear darkness has engulfed the world for seven decades, with only intermittent breakthroughs of light when treaties among nuclear nations were...

My Turn: Inequality and Its consequences

12/3/20

In her recent Recorder news article “Local gun business booming,” Anita Fritz related that gun sales hit record highs in Western Massachusetts...

David and Goliath in our time

11/5/20

We are living in the year 2020 A.D., signifying 2,020 years after the birth of Christ. For the writer and atomic bomb survivor, Kyoko Hayashi...

A pandemic within the pandemic

9/22/20

On March 23, 2020, as COVID-19 was overtaking the world, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres pleaded for peace: “To warring parties: Pull back...

We are living with two life-threatening crises: COVID-19 and the climate crisis. They pose a common fate for us humans — the risk of illness in the...

COVID-19: The ‘great equalizer’?

5/19/20

There is a meme circulating in this time of pandemic that we are all in this together, that COVID-19 is, as New York Gov. Cuomo stated, the “great...

Winners and losers

4/2/20

Budgets are moral documents (or immoral, depending on priorities). So also is tax policy.Consider Trump’s proposed $1.3 trillion discretionary...

On Thursday, Feb. 27 of this year, a Portland, Ore. jury refused to convict the so-called Zenith Five — activists fighting for a “habitable future”...

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