The latest from Cognoscenti
The senior senator from Maine this week sent a note to the chief justice about the Democrats' incivility. It's a good thing she is laser-focused on what really matters here,...
I’ve discovered an unexpected partner in my battle with culture relevance, writes Anne Gardner – the 37 teenage girls who I live with at the prep school where I’m the...
If Republican senators acquit the president, writes Steve Almond, his behavior will no longer be an abuse of power. It will become standard operating procedure.
Bill Eville became a better dog owner in the same way he became a better father: by letting go of his agenda and following the mysteries of his children's minds.
These issues are far more complicated than creating stricter policies or having one colleague reprimand another, writes Dr. Abraar Karan.
Americans are living longer -- but when they need care, the U.S. offers little support for them or their families, writes Dr. Ifedayo Olufemi Kuye.
Schools need to build stronger relationships with students -- both those who are bullied and those bullying -- writes psychiatrist Nancy Rappaport.
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's $500 million pledge to build more affordable housing has the power to be transformative, say the authors, three attorneys from Lawyers for Civil Rights.
Of all of the matters worth discussing, the question of whether Bernie Sanders once said something dismissive about women to Elizabeth Warren is not one of them. And yet here...
Stealing signs is as old as baseball itself. Whether considered merely a mischievous stunt or a crime against the very soul of the nation, writes Bill Littlefield, this scandal too...
I was lucky, considering. But even with insurance, writes Rich Barlow, we wrote a lot of checks. There has to be a better way.
The Sussexes' ambition to define their own identities are developmentally appropriate young adult behavior, writes Julie Wittes Schlack. Just not if you're a royal.
The Duchess of Sussex quickly learned that the Crown's way of doing things does not lead to high-impact, broad-based change.
I bought a gift certificate from a local bookseller, writes Ed Siegel, and promptly lost it. Then, something strange happened.
In matters of war, Donald Trump is now the state, writes Andrew Carleen. The lives of American service members are subject to his whims.
Congress must reassert its authority over America's use of force, writes Jake Auchincloss.
The United States is acting unlawfully and unilaterally, writes Monica Duffy Toft. Our use of force -- once widely viewed with a mix of awe and gratitude (if not tolerance)...
Any country that stakes its future on fossil fuels owns the Australian bushfires, writes Frederick Hewett. Any country not 100% committed to a prompt transition to an economy based on...
With Iran vowing retaliation, President Trump needlessly jeopardized American lives and interests.
Here’s a thoroughly radical idea, writes Nathaniel Stinnett, just vote for the person you think will make the best president of the United States.