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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Impure thoughts about the Democrats’ ‘purity’ test

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The “purity” issue is pitting liberal Democratic activists against more pragmatic party leaders.

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How could Aaron Hernandez throw it all away?

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Hernandez wasted his talent — on the football field and in his life.

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Hillary in 2020? Nothing’s far-fetched after Trump

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Of course she’s thinking about running again.

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Does Massachusetts live up to the hype?

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Let’s not get carried away by headlines that tell us what we want to hear.