The latest from Cognoscenti
This president is well on his way, writes John Vercher, to making sure there are far fewer casual observers of race than before. "He places my children, and children like mine, in danger."
The Democratic National Committee, writes Miles Howard, should choose Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota as its new chair this week.
Presidents' Day, writes Rich Barlow, is an apt time to reflect on Lincoln’s lessons for the modern GOP, led by a president who pays lip service to his blue-collar base while pushing ideas that would hurt it.
Should I marry someone I can’t quite trust?
Why would fired national security adviser Michael Flynn, asks Harvard Russia expert Mark Kramer, call the Russian ambassador on lines he knew would be monitored by U.S. intelligence?
For the 74 percent of registered voters who voted for someone else, or who didn’t vote at all, writes Steve Almond, Trump has been a walking anxiety attack.
A week of chaos bred a week of clichés, writes Tom Keane. How much did the president know and when did he know it?
With a weakened Voting Rights Act and a new Trump administration, the task of making it easier and fairer to vote falls to the states, writes Jamie Hoag.
In the wake of a bruising election, writes Jonathan M. Hansen, and in the one month of the year devoted to black history, it seems an opportune time to pay a call on the sage of Great Barrington, Mass.
As some teammates decide to boycott the White House visit, Brady remains silent on politics, writes Andrew Bauld. For the sake of his off-field legacy, Brady should speak up.
The rising murder rate in Chicago is a serious problem, writes Kevin C. Peterson. But Trump has turned the violence into an unfair stereotype of African Americans.
The president I didn't want, writes Janna Malamud Smith, has awakened my passion for political activism.
If the past is any guide, writes physician resident C. Nicholas Cuneo, we in medicine may be especially vulnerable to aiding and abetting human rights violations.
Calling Trump "chaotic" and "a pathological liar," influential publications around the world, writes Susan E. Reed, are advising their country's leaders to oppose him.
Economists overwhelmingly would vote to tax the carbon content of fuels to curtail climate change, writes Rich Barlow. Could the carbon tax win over the climate-change-denying troglodytes in the GOP?
By targeting immigrants, writes Carol Rose, the administration puts our global universities, hospitals, scientific research centers and startups at risk.
What’s the etiquette when it comes to hello and goodbye kissing?
Problematic as she is, writes Joanna Weiss, Ivanka Trump is a bridge between a weird, wild White House and the daily needs of more than half the nation.
Millions of women who have felt voiceless for too long have found the club of their own collective power, writes Lauren Still Rikleen.
It was the week when New England rejoiced, the rest of the country mourned, and suddenly, governing was about more than just issuing executive orders, writes Tom Keane.