Staff Writer

Neil Swidey

Neil Swidey is a staff writer for the Boston Globe Magazine, where he writes in-depth narratives on a wide range of subjects. He is the author of “Trapped Under the Sea”, which was named one of the best books of 2014 by Amazon and Booklist, and “The Assist”, which was named one of the best books of 2008 by the Washington Post. He was also a coauthor of “Last Lion: The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy”. His Globe writing has won numerous national awards and been featured in The Best American Science Writing, The Best American Crime Writing, and The Best American Political Writing.

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The backstory on this alternate version of presidential history

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Imagining a Bill Clinton loss to George H. W. Bush in ‘92 reveals where Democratic party ideology went off the rails.

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How Democrats would be better off if Bill Clinton had never been president

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A look at the Clinton blunders that continue to damage his party today — and what might have happened if George H.W. Bush had won a second term.

Judge rules to send Panera peanut allergy case to jury

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The case has important implications for restaurants and the nation’s intensifying battle over food allergies.

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Why ranting on Yelp is the wrong way to complain about awful service

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Ticked off about a lousy meal or surly service? Before trashing the business online, try telling someone who can actually fix the problem.