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A security officer indicates to the media to step back as, from left, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, President Joe Biden, President Vladimir Putin, and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meet for the US-Russia summit in Geneva on June 16.

Biden, Putin take steps forward on nuclear weapons, but a leap is sought

Now we want the dialogue to begin rapidly and to embrace the goal of a nuclear weapons-free planet. Biden and Putin will have tremendous popular support if they take this on.

Kristin Johnson, of Boston, stood in the foreground with other counterprotesters on Oct. 18, 2020, across the street from a rally outside of Boston Latin School that called for Boston schools to keep the admission exam in place for entry into exam schools.

Focus should be on many years of education that precede exam-school moment

Perhaps we could avoid future battles by looking beyond admissions for 2022 to admissions for 2032.

The Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston.

For the sake of city, its institutions, and its people, South End project should proceed

The Franklin Institute's mission and value to Boston have never been more critical.

A scoreboard at a football field at the Duxbury High School Athletic Complex.

The very structure of school sports is a table setter for abuse

This sports culture does not even allow world-class Olympic gymnasts and swimmers to question adults who control them, so what hope is there for an average high school athlete?


Amid biotech boom, still quiet on women’s health front

At the Brigham and Women’s National Summit on the Health of Women, experts across biomedical research, policy, and industry talked about the concrete steps we need to take to improve health outcomes for women.

Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden attend Mass at St. Matthews in Washington on the morning of his inauguration, Jan. 20.

US bishops’ aim to draw Communion line against Biden over abortion rights stirs ire

The Roman Catholic bishops of the United States are rushing headlong into a political debate over abortion rights.

Passengers queue in an unusually sparse LaGuardia Airport in New York on Nov. 25, 2020.

With one humiliation after another, airlines have primed us for the rage we’re seeing

This is not to say that the assaults described are in any way justified, but factors contributing to the behavior should at least be acknowledged.

Phoebe Tian, 14, of Lexington, in front row, third from the left, is joined by a chorus of area Asian students to sing a song she wrote called "We are Proud to Be Asian" during a rally on Boston Common in April.

A notable gap in teaching of Asian American history

What is great (and exhausting) about teaching the course is that the curriculum expands at an astonishingly rapid rate.