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Rebecca Weintraub, Benjy Renton, and Georges C. Benjamin
Hamilton Bermudez, 14, receives his Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, administered by medical assistant Karina Cisneros from St. John's Well Child & Family Center, at Abraham Lincoln High School, in Los Angeles in May.

For a safe return to school, children must be vaccinated

The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective in children, but they are only effective when shots are put in arms.

Linda Dean Campbell and Michael Rush
In October 2020, Laurie Mandeville Beaudette places her hand next to a necklace carrying some of the cremains of her father, James Mandeville, who died from COVID-19 inside the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke. Mandeville Beaudette joined other family members and health care proxies of Holyoke Soldiers' Home residents who died during the COVID-19 outbreak in testifying at the first meeting of a special legislative commission created to investigate the crisis.

The Legislature issued its own report on the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home COVID outbreak. Here’s what we found.

Mark Pearlstein’s report raised more questions than it answered. He corroborated the ‘how’ of those fateful few days, whereas we asked, ‘Why?’

Kimberly Atkins Stohr

It’s hard for strong Black women to say no. Simone Biles reminds us why we must.

I was losing the fight with my own head. I was broken. Finally, I came to understand that if I am not good to myself, I won’t be any good to anyone.

Joan Wickersham
Bette Davis in "Now, Voyager," 1942.

Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a Bette Davis movie.

Her movies are a master class in rage.

Katherine Gergen Barnett

How do we heal our loss and trauma while the pandemic continues on?

When we seek to understand the complete picture of someone’s life, we can begin the healing process, even if we cannot undo the trauma.

Lauren Stiller Rikleen
Jordan Chiles (left) and Simone Biles of Team United States react during the Women's Team Final on day four of the Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre, July 27 in Tokyo.

Simone Biles, teacher

She is showing her generation that there is a price to be paid for ignoring the warning signs of stress on long-term mental health.

Joan Vennochi
As Suffolk County district attorney, Rachael Rollins oversees a progressive criminal justice agenda, pivoting away from punishment toward fighting the root causes of crime, such as poverty and substance abuse. That takes courage and conviction.

For Biden, Rachael Rollins is brilliant and a little risky

The president’s nominee for US attorney in Massachusetts breaks the classic prosecutorial mold.

JEFF JACOBY
“Harry Truman was a very rich man on the day he left the White House,” writes Paul Campos, “and he became a good deal richer in the five and a half years between that day and the passage" of the Former Presidents Act.

Harry Truman conned us all

New findings show that the 33rd president, who complained he was being ‘allowed to starve,’ actually left the White House a very rich man.