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

In a confrontation with Trump, my money’s on Ayanna Pressley

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The one member of the Squad that really impresses me is the Massachusetts rep, Ayanna Pressley.

Kevin Cullen

France honored Bob Cleverdon for saving it from the Nazis; he honors us just by being Bob

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Jim Kurtz and Bob Cleverdon met last year by chance. Turns out Kurtz’s father and Cleverdon were brothers in arms who never met but defeated the Nazis and saved the world.

Kevin Cullen

Noel Whelan was out front in the fight for gay rights in Ireland

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Whelan, one of the leading strategists behind Ireland becoming the first country to legalize same-sex marriage by referendum, was 50 when he died Thursday.

Kevin Cullen

Sorry, terribly sorry, but the Brits will survive Brexit and Boris Johnson

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The doomsday scenarios being painted about the United Kingdom as it exits the European Union and takes on a new gaffe-prone prime minister in Boris Johnson are, like Mark Twain’s reported demise, greatly exaggerated.