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How the pandemic changed America’s ideas about infrastructure


We’re not just talking about planes, trains and automobiles anymore.

Read the story at POLITICO Magazine.

Energy justice is the next civil rights issue

Shalanda Baker thinks clean energy can help heal America’s legacy of racism. That’s why she’s joined the Biden Administration.

Read the story at Experience Magazine.

The 150-year-old Ku Klux Klan Act being used against Trump in Capitol attack

The Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871 protects Americans from political intimidation. Ulysses S. Grant used the law to suppress a Klan-led insurrection in the South.

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Long before QAnon, Ronald Reagan and the GOP purged John Birch extremists from the party

Six decades ago, Reagan, Sen. Barry Goldwater, conservative writer William F. Buckley Jr. and others in the GOP backed away from the conspiracy theories peddled by the leader of the increasingly influential John Birch Society, who claimed former President Eisenhower was a communist plant.

Read the story at the Washington Post.

This scientist sees a way to spot the next pandemic

Alessandro Vespignani sounded an alarm at the start of the coronavirus crisis. Now he wants us to build an early-warning system.

Read the story at Experience Magazine.

A Black Pastor’s Zoom Campaign to Save Pennsylvania for Biden

A turnout disaster four years ago and an ongoing pandemic have spurred creative ways to defeat the president.

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The Surprisingly Limited Success of Trump’s Signature Anti-Poverty Program

Cleveland’s experience shows why “opportunity zones” help middle-income neighborhoods more than poor ones.

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The Obama-Era Police Reform Biden Can’t Wait to Restart

The Justice Department opened a record number of civil rights investigations of police departments, which led to reforms that are still changing cities. Trump abandoned those efforts. Biden has said he’d go even further than his old boss.

Read the story at POLITICO Magazine.

Adrift in Time: Why Peddocks Island is an Island Community Like No Other

Peddocks Island’s summer cottagers are the last people who live on a Boston Harbor island. Their community has an expiration date nobody knows.

Read the story in Yankee Magazine.

What Will Happen If the Stolen Gardner Museum’s Works Are Found?

It’s been 30 years this month since the unsolved Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum heist first rocked Boston and the art world. Ever wonder what will happen if the 13 stolen artworks are recovered? For the first time, Gardner security chief Anthony Amore offers a step-by-step guide.

Read the story in Boston Magazine.