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The Scots and the Terrorist: He That Pities the Brute

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Heather Robinson

It seems pity is all too often reserved for people who commit acts of absolute, irrevocable evil. The worse the offense, the more automatic must be the mercy towards the perpetrator.

My Lai and Lockerbie Reconsidered

Nick Turse | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nick Turse

A week ago, two convicted mass murderers leaped back into public consciousness as news coverage of their stories briefly intersected. One was freed from prison, the other expressed his contrition.

Another Reason for a Truth Commission

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

Don't the families of the victims of Iraq and the war on terror, and the nation as a whole, deserve a collective truth for the worst foreign policy blunder in our history?

Salt in Their Wounds

Nancy Snow | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Snow

I can't imagine what it must have been like for the families of the 35 Syracuse University students to get the news that Pan Am Flight 103 had exploded over the tiny Scottish town of Lockerbie.

Lockerbie Bomber Receives Hero's Welcome In Libya

AP/Al Jazeera English | TAREK EL-TABLAWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TRIPOLI, Libya — The only man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing returned home Thursday to a cheering crowd after his release from a Scottish prison...