The perpetrators attempted a mass murder. But did they have a political aim? There's no harm in waiting for definitive proof.
Yes, of course terrorism is real. But that doesn't mean the hawkish approach to counterterrorism hasn't been discredited.
The manhunt for two fugitives wanted in the Boston marathon bombing takes a deadly turn.
Innocent Muslim Americans and those mistaken for them are particularly vulnerable in the aftermath of a terrorist attack.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health doesn't make it impossible to report a "horror clinic" on its website, but it isn't easy either.
Racial and ethnic minorities are often made scapegoats. The press ought to be attuned to that.
That fantastical scenario never materialized, but the stigma around prisoner abuse was weakened. That doesn't bother Max Boot.
Centrist, establishment types detail brutal, illegal interrogation tactics in a new reckoning.
A man held prisoner for more than a decade describes the abuse he's suffered at the hands of the present administration.
Every one of them amounts to someone saying, "This is how I think American journalism works."
The dead babies. The exploited women. The racism. The numerous governmental failures. It is thoroughly newsworthy.
What's most racially "cringe-worthy," Rand Paul's speech at Howard, Stop and Frisk, or indefinite detention?
The belief that marriage is permanent helps sustain unions worth saving. But some people are better off divorced.
The agency's detention and extraordinary rendition program was an abomination. Its targeted killings are even worse.
The right would benefit from drawing a sharper distinction between fights over how to make markets freer on one hand and how to protect the losers on the other.
The notion that children belong to the whole community, propounded by Melissa Harris-Perry, would be terrible for most of them.
Official speeches are crafted to give the impression that we're mostly targeting al-Qaeda members. We're not.
Society gains nothing from making so many people feel that mere images of their own bodies are cause for shame.
Killing targets simply because foreign governments want them dead carries a high potential for blowback.
"I see friends' spouses die," a husband writes, "and it scares me. Losing my wife is my biggest fear."