Brown blazed an integrationist path that transformed the NBA.
Thomas J. Whalen
Thomas J. Whalen is an associate professor of social science at Boston University and author of “Kennedy versus Lodge: The 1952 Massachusetts Senate Race.” Whalen’s commentary has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe.
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The Sox are really nine-time world champions, not the eight-time as popularly advertised.
In order to understand President Putin’s recent power grab in Ukraine, it is perhaps necessary to consult with the celebrated oracle of modern Russian history: the late George Kennan.
Could the FBI have prevented the assassination of President John F. Kennedy?
On Friday, Nov. 1, the greatest athlete in the long and celebrated annals of Boston’s sports history will be immortalized. It’s only a shame we had to wait this long.
The civility that defines today’s mayoral contest is all fine and well, but the more gritty races of yesterday were much more interesting to watch.
If we are going to rebuke baseball’s contemporary scoundrels — we should also take a second look at the moral fortitude of honorees past.
After one very painful season, Bobby V is out and a second search in as many years is underway for a new Red Sox skipper. A short-list of names is circulating – but perhaps it’s time to really shake things up?
Sixty years ago, Republican Party conservatives played a decisive role in creating the very thing they have since come to gnash their teeth over, the Kennedy family political dynasty.
When the Braves left Boston in 1953, the Red Sox became the only game in town. But commentator Thomas J. Whelan says the wrong team stayed.
Presidents Taft, Hoover, Ford, Carter and Bush I… what do they have in common? They were all incumbents who lost their bids for reelection. Commentator Thomas Whelan looks at whether their failures offer any lessons for President Obama.