The latest from Cognoscenti
In our system where presidential powers are vague and evolving, norms provide a pivotal set of constraints to presidential will, writes Kent Greenfield. When they are ignored, they vanish.
The foreignness of Paris rebuffed me but the cathedral gave me pockets of quiet comfort, writes Sarah Ruth Bates.
Many Seders this week will be held by Christians, writes Rich Barlow. Sharing customs, if done properly, might promote some desperately needed interfaith understanding.
There's only one question that matters at this point: whether enough Americans are fed up with this president, and ready to repudiate his deceits and demagoguery, writes Steve Almond.
Our failure to enact more progressive taxation is something we've paid for with our schools, our transit, our infrastructure and our incomes, writes Miles Howard. We deserve better.
We grieve not only for the building but for the ideas it has represented throughout the ages, writes Mark Edington.
I love my neighborhood, writes Arielle Gray, but there’s a historic relationship between Mattapan and violence that is leaving its inhabitants feeling battered and weary.
Patients languish in pain, waiting for treatment, while their doctors hunt down test results from other hospitals. But Boston can fix this problem, writes Dr. Pranay Sinha.
He made his comeback with an array of great shots, icy stares, steely glares and, most importantly, the ability to make the latest generation of golfers shrivel at the sight...
Keflezighi is one of the world's greatest distance runners. He's the only man to win the New York and Boston marathons, plus an Olympic silver medal in the 26.2-mile race.
If there’s one thing that’s long been clear about “Game of Thrones,” it’s that operating honestly -- assuming that people will appreciate you for doing the right thing -- is...
For the next six weeks, I’ll be watching “Game of Thrones” with an eye toward the power plays, the alliances and the imperfect allegories, writes Joanna Weiss.
Why all this effort to see such a rare celestial object? asks Marcia Bartusiak. Studying the black hole may tell us how our galaxy first emerged into the universe.
Winter is here, writes Barbara Moran. Climate change will hit us hard, and it will hit the most vulnerable among us the hardest.
We make personal sacrifices to reduce our own carbon footprints. We demand that our elected officials take action. Wall Street shouldn’t get a free pass, writes Frederick Hewett.
April is National Poetry Month. Poet Ed Meek is inspired by the skies of the Outer Cape and the streets of Davis Square.
Can you name five common tactics the rich employ to cut their tax bills? asks Rich Barlow. They can, or at least the experts they pay to game the byzantine...
Nielsen's purge is a clear bellwether of Trump’s re-election strategy. He’s going to demagogue immigration, writes Steve Almond.
Bystanders can play critical roles in stopping harassment and assault, writes Sarah Beaulieu.
How does a city establish trust when its law enforcement is deployed as an instrument of harm? asks Carol Rose.