Associate Editor

Joan Vennochi

Vennochi is a columnist for the Op-Ed page. She previously wrote a business column, and has covered national and Massachusetts politics for the Globe. She shared in a Pulitzer Prize for special local reporting that was awarded to the Spotlight Team.

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Mitt Romney’s wealth doesn’t preclude him from discussing poverty

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What counts is how that translates into policy.

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Welfare-to-work isn’t working

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When it comes to getting welfare recipients into jobs, Massachusetts is behind the rest of the country.

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John Fish carries the Olympic torch, sets Boston’s agenda

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A private citizen having so much power in setting the public agenda — that’s a different leadership model.

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Sick days aren’t just for governors

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The governor’s decision to eschew public appearances due to flu-like symptoms is a reminder of the need for paid sick leave.