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TECHNOLOGY IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST
Mary Ann Sorrentino
A note from Italy to America
Be patient with us, I wrote back. I promise that the national heart of America is larger and more constant than any transient and sinister sub-group that is louder at the moment.
The ‘New Sobriety’ movement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be
Not drinking is not all it’s cracked up to be. Need proof? Donald Trump is a teetotaler, and a very poor advertisement for life six steps back from the bar.
Mary Ann D’Urso
The Grocery Stories: How government should work for Americans
I am two people away from being called into the gymnasium’s set-up of makeshift tents where I will receive the first of two Moderna vaccines.
IDEAS | MAGGIE JACKSON
The gift of being unsure of what to do
Embracing uncertainty and ambiguity sharpens your thinking.
IDEAS | MONICA RODDEN
Would I have stormed the Capitol?
A former evangelical Christian recalls having the same righteous anger that fueled many people in Trump’s mob.
Thank you, Donald Trump
Suppose my grandchildren inquire: Did you support this President Trump? Surely you resisted him in some way … right, Grandpa?
The horror of the Confederate flag in the US Capitol
Historians have noted that not even during the Civil War did this violent symbol of white power and oppression penetrate the halls of our Capitol.
IDEAS | ELIZABETH SCARBORO
‘We always say we want kids to read at home. Well, I thought, they’re home.’
In the pandemic, a teacher improvises.
IDEAS | NEAL GABLER
Ted Kennedy, Donald Trump, and the death of moral politics
The late Massachusetts senator, despite his personal failings, kept the moral strain in American public life.
As we kick 2020 to the curb and desperately yearn for ordinary times, I hope we will hold on to some of the surprising small mercies around Boston that have vindicated this sad, surreal year.