Columnist

Indira A. R. Lakshmanan

Indira Lakshmanan has reported from Washington and 80 countries, spending more than a decade on three continents for The Boston Globe covering the Bosnian War and the fall of the Taliban, and embedding with high-seas pirates, Maoist rebels, and Khmer Rouge holdouts. Her reporting for the Globe exposed corruption in China and child labor in Bolivia and helped end the imprisonment of innocent children in Nepal. She has traveled with presidents, secretaries of state and presidential candidates, and interviewed and profiled leaders including Hillary Clinton, Fidel Castro and Benazir Bhutto. She’s also the Newmark chair in journalism ethics at the Poynter Institute and a guest-host for public radio programs. Her column appears regularly in the Globe.

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Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

Chief of Staff John Kelly should resign

By Indira A.R. Lakshmanan,

Kelly violated the cardinal rule of being White House chief of staff.

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The bigger scandal than Trump trying to fire Mueller? Republicans doing nothing about it

By Indira A.R. Lakshmanan,

Congressional Republicans have hitched their sorry horses to President Trump’s runaway wagon.

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

The end of expertise at the State Department

By Indira A.R. Lakshmanan,

One might think President Trump is draining a perceived swamp to name unquestioning loyalists, but it’s worse than that.

Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

What Trump doesn’t understand: We’re all Colin Kaepernick now

By Indira A.R. Lakshmanan,

Trump doesn’t get what it means to be a patriot: Protest is as American as apple pie.