Columnist

Kevin Cullen

To quote Johnny Cash, I’ve been everywhere, man. Worked as a local, national and foreign correspondent before becoming a columnist. Served as bureau chief in Dublin then London. Did a few stints on The Spotlight Team, and was part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize in Public Service in 2003 for exposing the coverup of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests. In 2014, won the Mike Royko Award as best columnist chosen by the American Society of Newspaper Editors, part of the team awarded the Pulitzer for breaking news for coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings, and was Pulitzer finalist in commentary. The only two-time winner of ASNE’s Batten Medal for writing about the marginalized. Co-author of the New York Times bestseller, “Whitey Bulger,” a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. I thought Harvard had standards until they gave me a Nieman Fellowship.

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In Massachusetts, Eduardo Samaniego was a celebrated immigration rights activist; in Georgia, he’s an inmate

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If you want to understand how completely arbitrary and capricious our broken immigration system is, consider Samaniego’s case.

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Bull Heaney reminds us not what a Boston firefighter should look like but what they should be like

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Bull Heaney was a legend on the Boston Fire Department. Strong, tough, but inherently kind and decent.

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Mary McAleese knows her place

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Ireland’s former leader has repeatedly drawn the ire of the church. “I’m sorry for Catholic Ireland to have you as president,” the late Cardinal Law once told her.

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Speaking for the invisible and the dead

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Joshua Rivera was a homeless man beaten to death in a Charlestown park, his humanity discarded or forgotten by too many.