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Articles: Opinion

Photograph of John C. Calhoun statue in Charleston in midair being lifted up by a crane

A statue of John C. Calhoun is removed on June 24 in Charleston, South Carolina. 

Photograph by Sean Rayford/Getty Images


The rise and fall of Charleston’s John C. Calhoun statue, a monument to white supremacy 


Photograph of surgical procedure

Americans use a lot of technologically sophisticated, expensive medical services—slighting more effective, routine care.

Photograph by Rui Vieira/PA Wire/AP Images

Administrative costs, greed, overutilization—can these drivers of U.S. medical costs be curbed?

May-June 2020

Photograph of copies of the federal budget fiscal year 2021

President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2021 U.S. budget, pre-COVID-19: add a few trillion dollars of debt
Photograph by Samuel Corum/Getty Images

The politics, policymaking, and public consequences of mounting government debt—and how to cope with it

May-June 2020

A stylized plot of Lorenz's "butterfly effect" model against a black background with gold-toned curves wrapping themselves around unshown x and y axes, resembling the wings of a butterfly

A plot of Lorenz’s “butterfly effect” model: “curves wrapping themselves wildly around the and axes ”

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A student scientist contemplates power and the denial of scholarship.

May-June 2020

Faculty governance and long-range intellectual planning for Harvard

May-June 2020

Photograph of Lawrence S. Bacow

Lawrence S. Bacow

President Bacow on encountering—and coming to terms with—COVID-19

May-June 2020

Authoritarianism, labor law, climate change, and more

May-June 2020

Students studying in the Barker Café

The way it was…a scene at the Barker Café

Photograph by Lauren Fadiman

Lauren Fadiman ’21 on being away from college, where one is never alone


Photograph by Allison Kern/Harvard Magazine

I feel lucky that I took for granted my Harvard experience before its abrupt end.