One characteristic about the original colonies: They have a lot of dead soldiers to remember on Memorial Day.
Massachusetts, where the first shot was fired in a war that would create the United States has had 37,268 in war, stretching back to the Revolution. Read more →
Leila al-Ghandour was 8 months old when she died today from tear gas during protests in Gaza, the family claims.
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My airline friend snaps pictures of some of my favorite cities when he’s flying upfront in the jumpseat (I presume). This morning, he grabbed one of my most favorite communities. Read more →
In the digital age, the goal is not so much to experience the art as it is to document that you were there. Read more →
Germans are wearing skullcaps to stand against violence against Jews. Read more →
A baby was carried into the U.S. Senate today for the first time.
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It was sleeting this morning when the elite female runners headed out from Hopkinton enroute to Boston for this year’s Boston Marathon, proving again that marathoners aren’t like normal people. Read more →
Cleophus Smith is one of the most popular sanitation workers in America this week. He marched with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 50 years ago today, shortly before King was shot to death by James Earl Ray. Here’s the thing that is worth thinking about on this day: Mr. Smith is still working, picking up trash in Memphis at the age of 75. Read more →
Devonte Hart was just 12 years old when he was distraught over a grand jury’s 2014 decision not to indict a Ferguson, Mo., cop for the killing of Michael Brown. He was crying as he stood at a demonstration in Portland, Oregon with a “free hugs” sign when a police officer asked if he could Read more →
There is a grace around Richard Phillips that one often sees in people who have been wrongfully convicted and had their lives stolen by a system that, too often, doesn’t work. Read more →
Donna Hines & I made a pilgrimage today and we were delighted to wait in line behind this fellow art lover & hopeful patriot. Posted by Ben Hines on Thursday, March 1, 2018 (h/t: Paul Tosto)
Editorial cartoons, despite their name, are plenty serious. With a few strokes of a pen, they can destroy whatever reserve you have left. Read more →
Photographer Sean Haffey was in a perfect position to get a shot of Lara Gut, the Swiss skier who fell during her run at the women’s giant slalom at the Olympics. Read more →
What’s it like to be a parent? It’s like this. Every day. Read more →
Ryan McKenna’s team lost the Super Bowl but he got 36 Snapchats, 21 DMs, and 150 follower requests so it’s all good. Read more →