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Patriot's Day

Patriot's Day in a Pluralistic Nation

Meryl Chertoff | Posted 06.22.2014 | Religion
Meryl Chertoff

Not many people can run like Meb, but our youth can all learn to reach for one another as fellow citizens and friends, and resist the evil that we hope has now been purged from the city of Boston on a sunny Patriot's Day.

Boston and Melbourne: Separated at Birth?

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.20.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Sydney, Australia, and New York are superman destinations, wrestling for attention and flying onto the world's front page. Boston and Melbourne? They're more like spectacled Clark Kents. And each is secretly glad.

City on a Hill: An Expat Reflects on the Boston Marathon Bombings

Elizabeth Nicholas | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Elizabeth Nicholas

Boston sends its graduates off steeped in a history of tenacious optimism particularly helpful in countering potentially dispiriting facts.

Running the Race: We Are All Bostonians in the Prism of Terror

Eleni Daniels | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Eleni Daniels

While terror aims to inflict fear and heighten the divide, it can also become a catalyst for unity, courage, and change. I hope we learn from this as a nation, and as a community. We expect more from our elected officials and our lawmakers.

My Favorite Day of the Year

Joanna Theis | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime
Joanna Theis

Marathon Monday has become my favorite day of the year. One I look to all winter long, my unofficial start of spring. And, then it all changed in an instant. Two instants, actually. Twelve seconds apart.

American Exceptionalism, The Good Kind

Mike Lux | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

While, on one level, Elizabeth Warren's speech was the classic kind of post-tragedy speech you would expect from a politician who represents the place the terrible events happened, full of praise for the courage and resolve of her home state's people, she did something more.

The Boston Marathon: It's Human Nature Not to 'Keep Calm'

Samantha Paige Rosen | Posted 06.17.2013 | Crime
Samantha Paige Rosen

The American people are free, independent, strong, and collaborative. We fight for each other and we help each other. We can be scared, angry, sad, hurt, we can even overreact if we want to. And not one of those emotions should be equated with defeatism.

Love and Justice For Boston

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 06.16.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Praise, even for love and justice, may seem hard to sing in the wake of yesterday's murderous attack in Boston. But it is precisely the One Who breathes and interbreathes all life, and makes such violence a wound in every soul and body, that we praise.

Marathon Monday Irrevocably Altered By Chaos, Tears

AP | MEGHAN BARR and ADAM GELLER | Posted 04.16.2013 | Sports

BOSTON -- It dawned chilly, clear and blue, a parsimonious but perfect serving of New England springtime that – because it came on the third Mon...

The Boston Marathon: Clinging to a Lifelong Love

Brad Harrington | Posted 06.16.2013 | Sports
Brad Harrington

I remember my father lifting me up so I could look straight down as the elite runners finished. That April day in the 1960's, my love affair with the Boston Marathon began.

Community Is a Marathon

Kerry H. McManama | Posted 06.15.2013 | Impact
Kerry H. McManama

We are all Bostonians. We are all Patriots. We believe in the joy, peace, and safety we find in community. We will run this marathon to the bitter end, and we will not stop until we have all crossed the finish line safely.

Running Toward The Screams

Howard Fineman | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Howard Fineman

WASHINGTON -- Screams are sweet music to terrorists, the soundtrack they need to hear as they dramatize their grievances by murdering innocents. Th...

Stitched Into the Day: Remembering September 11, 2001

Nicole Brittingham Furlonge | Posted 11.12.2012 | New York
Nicole Brittingham Furlonge

We remember how far we've come to have the ordinary join this date again. And we bear witness largely by living intentional lives, created anew from the rubble.

Patriotism and the Hero Factor

Deborah Swiss | Posted 06.13.2012 | Impact
Deborah Swiss

I have never felt more patriotic than the day I spoke before the Massachusetts National Guard and got to meet some of the men and women who serve our country today.

Shipping Up To Beantown? Read Our Guide To Family Vacations In Boston

The Huffington Post | Shawn Lealos | Posted 10.03.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Boston, Mass., can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pretrip homework. To make planning easier, ...

Patriots' Day -- It's Not About the Marathon

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth C. Davis

Joseph Warren's story remained buried, overshadowed by the more illustrious Founders with better biographers. He became the most important Founding Father most of us never heard of.