I read Janet Reitman's story. It does not tell us much more than we already knew about what might have been going on in his head in the days leading up to the Boston marathon. The only "larger truth" I found here was that editors make mistakes.
Very little surprises me anymore, but I was truly taken aback by the level of outrage over the Rolling Stone cover featuring the alleged Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Ethical journalism is all about not being inconsiderate, insensitive and immoral. Sometimes decisions should not come down to an attempt to create controversy, and instead an attempt to not offend those who are still battling the aftermath of the events.
This is not subversive. This is not anti-establishment. It's not fun, alt-y, cool, or even solemn. This is thoughtless, irresponsible abuse of your cultural authority, and reckless exploitation of a terrible tragedy.
How do Americans feel about the fast-emerging world of which the Snowden revelations -- involving overly busy human analysts who might look at their personal data -- are only a part? Hard to say. After all, few know about it yet.
We rank cities on their overall quality of life and access to natural resources to help us decide if we want to live there. Why should we not also choose the manner and method with which we manage our relationships online?
I head over to the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge, but it's closed off to pedestrian traffic. This upsets me. In the old days, I could enter the event at any point along the Charles River. No more. A single entrance has been established by Homeland Security.
The arrest of the Boston Marathon bomber, the new disclosures about NSA surveillance and data mining, and our continuing use of drones to assassinate high-value targets have produced a perfect storm of debate over how best to protect our nation while preserving our civil liberties.
One consequence of the Common Core is that students may not be as prepared to imagine threats to national security as well as how to make peace with peoples around the globe.
Two months, two days, ten hours and fifteen minutes after the opening gun of the 2013 Boston Marathon, I finally crossed the finish line on Boylston Street and completed my race.
In the wake of the Boston marathon bombing, Boston Police Commissioner Davis has called for more surveillance cameras, and press accounts report new calls for cameras from Richmond, Virginia to San Francisco.
Yesterday, the grand jury handed down the indictment to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, for the events that took place at the Boston Marathon and shortly there...
Beset on all sides by great powers, sophisticated operators, and clashing agendas, Snowden, like his perhaps new Wikileaks patron Julian Assange before him, seems like a character in a cyberpunk novel.
For our generation, for the millennial generation, is this indicative of what we can expect of our lives? Will the United States continued to be mired in a "war" of aggression with those who abhor freedom?
According to the NFL, "Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, seat cushions, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size."
Boston is an intensely personal story for us, too. There were more than a dozen Runner's World and Running Times staffers and freelancers near the finish line when the bombs went off. Four editors were running the race.