Columnist

Kevin Cullen

To quote Johnny Cash, I’ve been everywhere, man. Worked as a local, national and foreign correspondent before becoming a columnist. Served as bureau chief in Dublin then London. Did a few stints on The Spotlight Team, and was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service in 2003 for exposing the coverup of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests. In 2014, won the Mike Royko Award as best columnist chosen by the American Society of Newspaper Editors, part of the team awarded the Pulitzer for breaking news for coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings, and was Pulitzer finalist in commentary. The only two-time winner of ASNE’s Batten Medal for writing about the marginalized. Co-author of the New York Times bestseller, “Whitey Bulger,” a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. I thought Harvard had standards until they gave me a Nieman Fellowship.

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Kevin Cullen

Why it’s so hard to have that conversation about race

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If you take two recent examples — one local, one national — you will see the reason we need to have this talk.

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Nothing will be done. We all know that

By , Globe Staff

It feels like “Groundhog Day,” a horrific nightmare from which we awake in the middle of the night, over and over again, feeling the same fear and hopelessness.

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What the hell happened to John Kelly?

By , Globe Columnist

Since he went to work for Donald Trump, the retired general has squandered so much of his honor, so much of his integrity, and so much of his identity that, frankly, I don’t recognize him anymore.

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Maybe someday the scales will fall from their eyes

By , Globe Staff

I still deeply admire the good, ordinary priests and nuns who work with the poor, visit the sick, and try to emulate Jesus. As for those self-regarding bureaucrats at corporate headquarters in Vatican City, well, I couldn’t care less.