Bostonians met yesterday's horrific attack in Copley Square with the very values that Patriots' Day and the Boston Marathon represent.
On the Newsstand:Terrorism
Despite unsettling portrayals of Islam, there is more to the bad guys in Homeland than meets the eye.
Many are questioning the legality of the recent killings of Anwar Al-Awlaki, an Al-Qaeda member and American citizen. Oreoluwa Barbarina argues in a recent post of the Harvard Political Review that such a killing cannot be justified. Read the full article at the Harvard Political Review.
The assassination of Al-Awlaki seems to signal that we are willing to forgo even our most basic rights as citizens in the paranoid pursuit of safety.
Radicalization may be a danger, but Peter King is making it worse.
United States intervention in the beleaguered state of Libya will only heighten American concerns on a wide spectrum of issues.
The hearings on the radicalization of American Muslims should be stopped.
Trends among the protesting, unemployed youth of Greece can be seen around the world
Last week I wrote about Bob Woodward’s new book which shed light on the uncertainty of the US situation in Afghanistan. This week, there seems to be signs of hope in the form of Afghanistan-Taliban peace negotiations. It was announced on Monday that Taliban representatives are authorized to negotiate with the Afghanistan government on behalf of the Quetta Shura, the ... Read More
The manufactured controversy over what has ludicrously come to be called the “Ground Zero Mosque” has a lot of depressing aspects. But easily the most surprising and, for me, upsetting development is that the Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish human rights organization, has sided with Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, and the other opportunistic GOP pols who are exploiting this issue. A ... Read More
In a generally well-written article, HPR staff writer Will Rafey recently addressed the need to raise the gas tax “to make the private cost of driving a car reflect its actual social costs: global warming, air pollution, traffic congestion, and highway maintenance,” and how difficult this has become in the current political climate. I have no disagreement with the thrust ... Read More
I just finished watching Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ The Pacific, an HBO miniseries following a group of marines in WWII. And it was truly epic. Melodramatic and overwrought maybe, but the war in the Pacific was no jungle romp. As The Pacific vividly shows, it was unimaginably gruesome, traumatic, and relentless. The marines battled the unyielding and suicidal Japanese on malaria-infested, ... Read More