Forum on the Media

What is the Role of Media in Our Democracy? Is the media contributing to the division between the left and the right? How will Donald Trump’s Presidency affect news coverage? How (or should) the media respond to accusations that they are distributing “fake” news? Does the desire to appear neutral create an environment where false […]

Proposed cuts to commuter rail service

I just read this article from the Globe on proposed cuts to weekend commuter rail service, the Ride, and privatizing MBTA garages: http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/03/13/mbta-could-cut-all-weekend-commuter-rail-service-certain-trips-for-disabled-riders/xMzKjWs1XXXgKivZzTDAZP/story.html#comments Seems like cutting service isn’t the same as “fixing.” Of course it saves money, but it no longer accomplishes its goal. The goal of making it cheaper to run the MBTA shouldn’t […]