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In a Crisis, Work the Plan But Skip the Media Lynching

Kimberly Krautter | Posted 06.17.2013 | Crime
Kimberly Krautter

The Boston Marathon bombing was a very unhappy déjà vu for all of us involved with the Olympic Park Bombing in 1996. Not only was I conducting a photo shoot in the sound tower where the bomb was placed that night, I was on the crisis team that had to manage the aftermath of the explosion.

Terror Management Theory and the Boston Marathon Tragedy

Art Markman, Ph.D. | Posted 06.19.2013 | Healthy Living
Art Markman, Ph.D.

Americans all feel closer to the city of Boston. Even Yankees fans can put aside their rivalry in the face of tragedy. Why do we feel closer to others in times of crisis? There is a prominent framework in social psychology called "terror management theory" that helps us to understand this behavior.

What Hockey Teaches Us About Drones

Matthew Hoh | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

War and violence are fool's options. It is well past time Americans accept this truth and incorporate it not just into our policies and culture, but also into our national soul.

This Just In... To CNN...

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

It is not only pointless but can actually be counter-productive to wildly speculate on who is responsible for the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon. Domestic, foreign, religious, secular, or just purely insane: we really have no idea why this attack happened right now.

The War on the Innocents

T. Sher Singh | Posted 06.17.2013 | Crime
T. Sher Singh

There are no ifs and buts about it: the outrage in Boston this week is a crime against humanity.

We're All Innocent Bystanders: Healing After The Marathon

David Valdes Greenwood | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living
David Valdes Greenwood

We are all innocent bystanders to tragedy now. Americans live in era of terrible violence, which finds us in our movie theaters and our schools and our streets full of joyful citizens. Those who do such terrible deeds seem to have forgotten what it means to be human. But we don't have to.

Bombing Hit Close To Home For One Obama Aide

Bloomberg | Posted 04.17.2013 | Politics
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One of the parents frantically trying to track down her children after the Boston Marathon bombing was Mary Lou Monaco....

The Boston Marathon Is a Light of Hope

Paul Ruth | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Paul Ruth

Tragedy has a way of drawing attention to a particular occurrence and the circumstances that surround it. The Boston Marathon bombings is one of those acts of terror that will become synonymous with the event for years to come.

Marathon Bombing

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Our Values Must Unite Us After Tragedy in Boston

Sahar Aziz | Posted 06.15.2013 | Crime
Sahar Aziz

We have yet to know who was behind this despicable act of terror. But whomever it was, we must stand by our core values as we seek justice for the victims of this horrendous attack. For any attack against America is an attack against all Americans, regardless of their faith or ethnicity.

Six Ways to Bomb on America's Got Talent

Melinda Hill | Posted 05.14.2013 | Comedy
Melinda Hill

Few things in life can compare to standing in front of your giant name in glowing red and yellow lights as you bomb on national television.

After Beirut Bomb, What Is Lebanon's Fate?

Patrick Galey | Posted 12.24.2012 | World
Patrick Galey

A blast targeting Lebanese Internal Security Forces' intelligence chief Wissam al-Hassan killed and wounded dozens of civillians, throwing the country once more into tumult. The fate of Lebanon is at stake.

Subverting Lebanon, and Broader Middle East

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 12.21.2012 | World
Marco Vicenzino

With the constant threat of spillover from Syria's conflict, Lebanon has been approaching a historical crossroads. Al-Hassan's assassination accelerates this process and could potentially prove the turning point.

LA's New Skateboarding Speed Limit

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 05.03.2012 | Los Angeles

In a unanimous vote on Wednesday afternoon, the Los Angeles City Council has decided to move forward in drafting a speedlimit ordinance for skateboard...

Massive Attack Thwarted, 11 Tons Of Explosives Seized

AP | RAHIM FAIEZ and PATRICK QUINN | Posted 06.21.2012 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan security forces have arrested five militants with 10,000 kilograms (22,000 pounds) of explosives that they smuggled ...

Texas Lawmaker's Office Firebombed

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

An arrest was made Tuesday evening in an apparent firebombing outside the Fort Worth office of a Democratic Texas state senator. The Star-Telegra...

The Bangkok Bombing Attributed to Iran: A Scene From a Keystone Kops Movie or a Clever or Rushed Maneuver by the Iranians?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 04.18.2012 | World
Haggai Carmon

Did the three suspected Iranians terrorists in Bangkok reenact a scene from the early 1920s silent film comedies -- the Keystone Kops featuring clumsy...

It's Finally Over -- and It Was Wrong

Jim Wallis | Posted 12.27.2011 | World
Jim Wallis

The initial feelings that rushed over me after hearing the announcement that we're pulling out of Iraq were of deep relief. But then they turned to deep sadness over the terrible cost of a war that was always wrong: intellectually, politically, strategically and, above all, morally.

Hayley Miller

Chemical Bomb Detonates At Occupy Maine | Hayley Miller | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Occupy Maine's Portland encampment faced a chemical bomb explosion early Sunday morning. While no one was injured, some demonstrators' p...

Explosion Rocks Nigerian UN Building

AP | BASHIR ADIGUN and JON GAMBRELL | Posted 10.26.2011 | World

ABUJA, Nigeria — A car loaded with explosives crashed into the main United Nations' building in Nigeria's capital and exploded, killing at least...

Norway and the Fox News Response

Karl Frisch | Posted 10.01.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Many say that it is thoughtless, even reckless to blame an entire political movement for the actions of men like Breivik or Dr. Tiller's killer. I am inclined to agree. But it is just as reckless to dismiss these men as simply crazed.

Now, Not Even Norway Is Safe

Howard Fineman | Posted 09.22.2011 | World
Howard Fineman

On a two-week trip to Norway that ended on Thursday, I decided that the country was the only sane, trouble-free place on the planet. And now, not even Norway is safe.

Bombings In Mumbai: Enough Is Enough

Turnstyle | Posted 09.13.2011 | World

Originally published on, a digital information service surfacing emerging stories in news, entertainment, art and culture; powered ...

Bomb Suspect Nabbed After Three-Hour Stand-Off In England

Posted 08.02.2011 | World

A man was arrested after a three-hour siege at a bank in Hertfordshire, England where he was carrying a bomb, the BBC reports. Officers had report...

America's Deadliest School Massacre Is the One You Never Heard Of

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.16.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

The toll was 44 killed, 58 wounded. The means were unprecedented. In the end, suicide bomber Andrew Kehoe was that American cliché: the kind of man you'd never expect to go criminally berserk.