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Historic bells from the former Holy Trinity Church were lifted into place at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston in 2015.

A proposal: Could we please have a chorus of church bells?

For me, it is an ancient, reassuring sound projecting something alive into the future.

In this May 19, 2020, file photo, Aaron Stubbs and his two children watch the sunset at Joshua Tree National Park in California. The Biden administration is outlining a plan to sharply increase conservation of public lands and waters over the next decade.

In rescue of one baby bird there is a conservation lesson for us all

For years, we’ve watched nature assaulted under economic pretenses. We now know that protecting the lands and ocean that sustain us in fact protects our future.


Making peace with mortality

Meanwhile, enjoy the wonder.

In this Oct. 14, 2020, file photo, the American flag hangs outside the New York Stock Exchange.

The tyranny of the Dow Jones Industrial Average

There is no analogous index for how working people fare from day to day or year to year — no Dick and Jane Average to compare with the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

A gavel sits on the table as New York City Criminal Court Judge Paul McDonnell works remotely from his Brooklyn apartment due to the coronavirus outbreak on April 9, 2020.

Is it hi or bye to hybrid workplace?

Jon Levy generated a range of reader reaction with his argument that the hybrid workplace probably won't last.

Vandals damaged a pane of glass at the New England Holocaust Memorial in Boston in June 2017.

Don’t just tweak ‘antisemitic’ in style guides — call it what it is: ‘anti-Jewish’

Why continue at all to give Jew-haters a name that has, as its originator intended, a 'ring of sophistication'?

Students on the lawn outside the Charles Deering Library at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., in September 2020. Because of the pandemic, Northwestern and other universities extended deadlines for faculty members to publish work that would help them earn tenure.

The tenure question

Call to reform system stirs fierce debate in academic world.

Senator John McCain with, from left, his mother, Roberta; wife, Cindy; and Senator Joe Lieberman at a campaign event in Thorndale, Pa., on Oct. 16, 2008. Lieberman, who caucused with the Democrats, campaigned for McCain in the Arizona Republican's losing bid against Barack Obama.

Two-word answer to how Democrats would deal with renegade of their own: Joe Lieberman

What happened to him as a result of his heresy? Nothing.