Online commenting: a right to remain anonymous?

A rev­o­lu­tion is at hand, and the con­se­quences could fun­da­men­tally change the iden­tity of the Internet — or, more pre­cisely, your iden­tity within it. Web­sites and social net­works are increas­ingly changing […]

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30 mass killings, 137 victims: A typical year

Everyone is always asking ‘Why are these mass killings increasing?’ ” says crim­i­nol­o­gist James Alan Fox, pro­fessor of crim­i­nology at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity. “They are not.” The per­cep­tion of a dra­matic increase […]

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Nancy Lanza was a victim, too: Column

Sat­urday will mark the one-​​​​year anniver­sary of the New­town, Conn., school shooting that trag­i­cally claimed the lives of 20 young chil­dren and six staff mem­bers. While the local towns­folk opted not […]

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Woman shot by husband finally returns home

The family has accepted help from Mar­garet B. Drew, a vis­iting law pro­fessor at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity School of Law and a national expert in domestic vio­lence, who believes Waters should […]

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Mentally ill doesn’t mean murderer: Column

A new Gallup poll taken after last week’s tragedy at the Wash­ington Navy Yard reveals that Amer­i­cans fault the mental health system for mass shoot­ings, even more than inad­e­quate gun laws. Apparently, […]

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Mass murders less frequent than we think: Column

Yet another mass shooting,” lamented Pres­i­dent Obama on Monday before giving a speech marking the fifth anniver­sary of the finan­cial crisis. Mean­while, the cable news chan­nels fea­tured wall-​​​​to-​​​​wall cov­erage of […]

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College rankings reflect change in emphasis

Among pri­vate national uni­ver­si­ties, Boston Uni­ver­sity and North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston each moved into the top 50. Boston Uni­ver­sity jumped from 51st to 41st, and North­eastern improved from 56th to […]

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