The latest from Cognoscenti
The aim of every Democratic candidate in these midterms should be a relentless focus on policy at the local level, writes Steve Almond.
A merger spree is underway across industries, writes Rich Barlow.
The shame I felt as a child was replaced by a love birthed in the empathy of my own loss, writes Marianne Leone.
It feels good to channel news-related angst into action, writes Anna Reisman, but I wish I’d known sooner that the journey from frustrated citizen to engaged e-activist could be this...
The 34-year-old leader has to decide whether embracing Donald Trump's vision of North Korea would mean losing control of his country.
As the legislative session comes to close, Gov. Baker and the Mass. House should follow the Senate's lead, writes Lara Jirmanus, and act to protect immigrant families.
The Miss America Organization deep-sixing its fabled bathing attire competition should be applauded, writes Rich Barlow.
Many of us could soon find our Internet activities limited to what we can afford to pay for. The good news, writes Miles Howard, is that this doesn’t have to...
Autism, diagnosed in nearly 3 percent of kids in some communities, is a public health emergency, writes Ilyse Levine-Kanji. Her eldest son was diagnosed 18 years ago.
Cooking and sharing food is a fundamental and powerful form of interpersonal engagement, writes Julie Wittes Schlack, and that’s what Bourdain embodied and taught.
Like Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, my husband died by suicide, leaving our daughters and loving family struggling, wondering why.
The biotech industry needs to invest more in developing therapies for childhood diseases, ideally ones that can be given before symptoms arise, writes Geoff McDonough.
Confronted over and over again about the president's lies, Sarah Huckabee Sanders has transformed herself into an Orwellian figure. The bigger the lie, the more indomitable she becomes.
“Sometimes,” the first African American president told confidantes after the 2016 election, “I wonder whether I was 10 or 20 years too early.”
The Massachusetts Senate is considering a bill that would allow a judge to take guns away from someone who poses a risk to themselves or others.
It's time for the life sciences industry to expand access and opportunity to more women, people of color and people at all socioeconomic levels, writes David Lucchino, the chairman of...
To permit the denial of services to same-sex couples fails to uphold equal rights for LGBT people; whether the discrimination is based religion should be irrelevant.
What I’m advocating for is not a miracle -- it’s a health system that patients can rely on for quality, reliable care, writes Ophelia Dahl. It’s also a system that...
In the months after Robert F. Kennedy's assassination in 1968, writer Janna Malamud Smith learned that even the most terrible political events can lead to radical, positive societal transformations.
The catastrophic storm plunged Puerto Ricans backward in time, writes Abby Maxman, the president and CEO of Oxfam America. Some think their island will never recover.