Even though they were directed at different groups, both crimes -- the Boston Marathon bombing and the hate crime in Puzzles bar -- are rooted in the same paradigm: young, disenfranchised men who lean on hate and violence as outlets.
The best tactic that democratic societies can adopt to combat radicalized, homegrown terrorists is to confront the cause itself and expose it for what it is: a factually incorrect, intellectually flaccid, bundle of vitriolic nonsense.
The real question raised by the contemporary death penalty is not whether some convicted killers deserve it -- it's a common human response that they do -- but whether society does.
In a globally interconnected world, what better vehicle for redefining tribal associations than a worldwide communications network?
Certainly any form of "virtual" interaction can lead to more isolation not less -- more social fabric fraying, not less; more broken community ties, not less -- but not all the time. Many times, virtual interaction can lead to the exact opposite: less isolation, more social fabric, more community ties.
We don't learn from our successes, we learn from our failures. Perhaps there are lessons for us from Boston, but delegation of our intelligence apparatus to foreign governments should not be one of them.
It's common knowledge that "you can't go home again," but actor Scott Grimes is a master of the impossible -- especially when it's for a good cause.
Nearly a dozen artists, many from Boston themselves, provided entertainment and a chance to honor the victims, the volunteers, the medical and police teams involved.
Like me, millions of naturalized citizens arrived here with little more than hope. But, with the help of neighbors and community leaders, they have fulfilling lives and are contributing to their communities.
I could tell you story after story of the survivors I see daily as the Director of House Operations for the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis, but instead I am going to challenge you to visit a Ronald McDonald House for yourself.
Since 9/11, two interesting effects have taken place in America. In response to growing anti-Muslim sentiment, a consortium of interfaith groups have ramped up their efforts to connect diverse religious communities. At the same time, anti-Muslim sentiment has increased.
No matter how many resources -- human and financial -- we invest in war, we have few to spare for peace.
With chefs at the core, rallied together, connecting through what links all of us together -- food, family, music, and love -- Boston Bites Back was an illustration of what is important in life.
In 11 years, I will remember feeling the same sadness, fear, and also interest about the Boston bombings as I did with the 9/11 attacks. However, my experience when I was nine and my experience now with media coverage of tragedy are very different.
by Kiran Ansari Chicago - When 30,000 people participated in Project Bread's walk to eradicate hunger in Boston on 5 May, there was a group among the...
The deep secrets of boys and men, according to the research, is that they have the same desire for connection and close friendships as girls and women and that many of our cultural norms of masculinity are hurting rather than helping boys find what they need and want.