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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Bulger deserves to be forgotten: Column

One by one, the court clerk read aloud the ver­dicts on the mul­ti­tude of charges against the former Boston mob boss, James Joseph Bulger, Jr. As expected, the 83-​​​​year-​​​​old defen­dant was found guilty of murder, extor­tion, rack­e­teering, money laun­dering, drug trafficking and […]

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Boston bombing suspect’s fate: Column

Boston Marathon bombing sus­pect Dzhokhar Tsar­naev is sched­uled to appear in fed­eral court today for his arraign­ment, and some vic­tims and their fam­i­lies are expected to attend. When the 30-​​​​count indict­ment against […]

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Wave of arrests continues to plague NFL

You’re hoping it’s a teach­able moment, where they can grasp the topic, under­stand it for more than it has been sen­sa­tion­al­ized for, and have a take­away for them to where […]

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