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Ideas

When Boston was bold

Once upon a time, big vision led to the Big Dig.

Ideas

The Supreme Court may take territories off the map of the US

More than 3 million Americans occupy a weird space in the world’s political geography. That could soon change.

Ideas

Breaking the silence about a lynching in the North

A town in New York opens a new chapter in a story it tried to forget for nearly 130 years.

Ideas

The empty wartime bedrooms of Saugus

See their names inscribed on our war memorial: those who stood and were counted, like those in countless other towns.

Opinion

‘Like hearing Lincoln at Gettysburg’

Rabbi Roland Gittelsohn’s eulogy on Iwo Jima called Americans to live up to their nation’s noblest ideals.

Ideas

Bringing Finland into NATO is a big mistake

Nonalignment has served it well, and Russia doesn’t really pose much of a threat.

Opinion

Obama’s campaign ‘gaffe’ now seems prophetic

As a candidate in 2008, Barack Obama was blasted for telling truths about white America that it still struggles to admit.

Opinion

For Putin, a self-own for the history books

Even Finland and Sweden, neutral for generations, are no longer on the sidelines.