Associate Editor and Columnist

Joan Vennochi

Joan Vennochi started at the Boston Globe as a researcher on the Spotlight Team and shared in a Pulitzer Prize for a series on the MBTA. Since then, she has covered city, state and national politics; created a business column that explored the intersection of business and politics; and now writes for the Op-ed page. As a member of the Globe editorial board, she also helps formulate and write editorials. She is a graduate of Boston University and Suffolk Law School.

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What I learned at the shooting range

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I started off believing there’s no reason for a nonmilitary person to own a semiautomatic rifle.

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Laura Bush and Melania Trump break through the madness on immigration policy

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Two mothers became the voice of reason over children being torn from their parent’s arms and sent to mass detention centers.

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Mark Sanford lost his seat, but not his honor

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Running against Trump cost Sanford his congressional seat. But it also allows his transformation from cheating husband to principled politician.

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Trump’s legacy, in a photo: No common ground

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Old school civility is a lost cause with Trump, along with any pretensions of respecting differences of opinion and perspective.