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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Kevin Cullen

The PC isn’t PC enough for some, but he keeps on truckin'.

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I’ve known him for almost a quarter-century, and he is own man.

Love never grows old

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After decades as a lawmaker and political adviser, Doherty was generous with his time and checkbook.

From the shadows, Jean Kennedy Smith emerged to make a difference in Ireland

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As a most improbable US ambassador to Ireland, Jean Kennedy made incalculable contributions to the process that ended the conflict in Northern Ireland by trusting her gut, and her little brother.

Real people are more important than statues

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Whether or not Boston says Goodbye Columbus, it’s healthy to reexamine history and reevaluate how we pick who we honor with statues.