Four things Boston teaches us about handling terror

Editor’s note: Stephen Flynn is founding co-​​​​director of the George J. Kostas Research Insti­tute for Home­land Secu­rity and a pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. The views expressed are his own. […]

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Our ‘greatest day’ turns to horror

Editor’s note: Dan Kennedy is an assis­tant pro­fessor of jour­nalism at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston and the author of the forth­coming book “The Wired City: Reimag­ining Jour­nalism and Civic Life in the […]

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Roundup: Why we’re still debating guns

James Alan Fox: Gun con­trol or carry permit won’t stop mass murder If one thing is pre­dictable about mass shoot­ings, how­ever, is that they will spark argu­ments from gun con­trol advocates […]

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In rampages, it’s about revenge

The dreadful shooting sprees of the past few months, which claimed dozens of inno­cent lives, shocked and unnerved mil­lions of Amer­i­cans. The specter of some heavily armed madman turning a theater, […]

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America isn’t ready for superstorms

Major storms are always dan­gerous. Super­storm Sandy left 132 Amer­i­cans dead, dam­aged and destroyed tens of thou­sands of homes, left mil­lions without power, and crip­pled the largest met­ro­pol­itan area in […]

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Was Obama too relentless with Romney?

The third and final Obama-​​​​Romney debate may not change many minds, but as a study in com­peting strate­gies, it is cer­tain to ignite strong opin­ions all around. Although the two […]

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