The latest from Cognoscenti
The day a male senator brings his child to work, writes Joanna Weiss, then we can really start talking about progress.
“Believe me, Mamita,” Judy Bolton-Fasman's Cuban-born mother tells her, “nothing changes in Cuba.”
New Jersey is doing the right thing by making it harder to opt out of vaccinations for religious reasons, writes Rich Barlow. Parental religion should never trump child welfare.
New case quotas for immigration judges to speed deportations, along with increased incidents of detention, writes Carol Rose, are an attack on human rights and due process.
News reports of Mount Ida’s closure have focused on the business ethics of the acquisition and the academic fate of students, writes Christopher John Stephens. What about the faculty and...
Knowledge of the Holocaust needs to be in service of producing a less fragile democracy, writes Roger Brooks, in which bigotry and hatred are less and less likely.
I understand that ardent pro-choice readers will disagree with me, writes Rich Barlow. What they may not know is that the rest of the world is not so ardent.
The revelation that Hannity’s lawyer is Michael Cohen strikes Steve Almond as both astonishing and inevitable.
A no-fly zone would slow everybody down and provide more time for negotiations over how to end the conflict in Syria, writes Susan E. Reed.
There is no place on Earth I’d rather be than the wide, welcoming expanse of the Boston Marathon finish line, writes Amby Burfoot.
In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon with an official bib number.
Five years after the marathon bombings, does the ubiquitous phrase still have meaning?
On the fifth anniversary of that Marathon bombing, we asked to hear from you.
At the March for Science, people will take a stand in support of the just use of science, writes Fred Hewett, the foundation on which our understanding of the world...
It's worth reconsidering Facebook's founding story, writes Nadia Colburn, and asking what kind of social interactions we want to support.
Paul Ryan’s governing mission has always been to dehumanize the poor and strip them of what little dignity they have, writes Miles Howard.
Too many colleges continue to equate strategic growth and survival with expanding or updating their physical campus, writes Jacob Murray.
I can’t know if my mother had the death she’d wanted, writes Julie Wittes Schlack. But I do know that it was needlessly prolonged due to our state’s prohibition against...
Cities are where the ill effects of climate change are most severe, write Jon Sawyer and Pat Kinney. They are also where action to solve climate change has been most...
If the former FBI director wants so desperately to be seen as a stand-up guy, writes Steve Almond, he should apologize for his gross misjudgments. Then he should be quiet.