The latest from Cognoscenti
A high school diploma does not miraculously mitigate the challenges of living in poverty, writes Neema Avashia.
One year after the school shootings in Parkland, a look at how student journalists are finding inspiration in a 50-year-old Supreme Court case.
The Baker administration has shown the occasional willingness to embrace big ideas, writes Tony Dutzik, but when it comes to our transportation future, it comes up short.
Lessons for New Englanders from Robert Frost on surviving the long winter.
Sponsors of the Green New Deal should prioritize the ideas that are politically and economically doable and would directly save the planet.
If this pattern feels familiar to anyone, writes Steve Almond, it’s because the exact same thing happened to Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Recalibrating the world for sustainability and economic justice will not come from taking polite baby steps, writes Miles Howard.
Rising executive pay is but a symptom of a deeper malady, writes Joseph G. Ramsey, the privatization of public higher education.
“The curse" is less an old-fashioned euphemism for menstruation than a clear-eyed description of the price of having a body that bleeds, writes Anita Diamant.
Shakespeare's "Othello" makes it clear that women have been vulnerable to sexual slander and revenge for centuries, writes Leigh Gilmore.
The Trump administration has eviscerated the framework of long-established legal protections at our border, and within our country.
Paid leave must take into consideration eldercare as well as childcare, writes Liz O'Donnell.
The state of the union is indeed sad when the president believes socialism is a bigger threat than climate change, writes Frederick Hewett.
The thematic coherence came from his boast that the president has fulfilled his most sacred duty, writes Rich Barlow. He has Made America Safe Again.
Brady has a strong case as the greatest professional football player of all time. But when it comes to the best of Boston, writes Peter May, no one surpasses Bill...
Yes, the Patriots are the are the new Yankees. So be it, writes Jim Sullivan.
Poverty has emerged as a key issue in the Democratic presidential race, writes Rich Barlow, and thank goodness for that.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says she believes God "wanted" Trump to win the 2016 election. This changes everything, writes Peter Guthrie.
Diverse books give parents a way to shape the narrative we have with our children about racism and prejudice, and they give children a natural entry point into an existing...
The North-South Rail Link will unite a divided Boston, writes Dan McNichol. It's clear, tunnels are our future -- again.