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Boston Marathon

A Parent On High Alert

Vivian Manning-Schaffel | Posted 06.17.2013 | Parents
Vivian Manning-Schaffel

As parents, it is our job to make our children feel safe, so we're forced to contain our anxiety to spare our children's psyches.

Jason Linkins

Looking Forward In Angst: Boston And Other Tests Of Endurance | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

I really don't know where to start with Boston. The truth is, the world needs another potentially terrible piece of writing, meditating on an emergenc...

The Orwellian Warfare State of Carnage and Doublethink

Norman Solomon | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

The same U.S. news media that are conveying the preciousness of children so terribly harmed in Boston are scarcely interested in children like Guljumma.

Allen West: Capitalizing on Boston's Tragedy?

Tim Young | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Tim Young

Remember when the GOP made such a big deal of President Obama's 'taking advantage' of Hurricane Sandy to 'look like a hero,' right before the election? Where would taking advantage of a terrorist attack to build an audience rank for them?

Boston: A City of Heroes

Colin Liotta | Posted 06.17.2013 | Sports
Colin Liotta

As a kid, I often saw runners dressed as superheroes run past me, and I remember thinking how cool it was that my favorite heroes were running the marathon. But real heroes don't wear masks and capes.

Red Sox Hang Jersey, Touching Note In Dugout

Posted 04.17.2013 | Sports

Playing with heavy hearts a day after the tragic bombings in Boston, the Red Sox took on the Indians at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesda...

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.

The Runners' Spirit & the Human Spirit

Jay Scott | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Jay Scott

I am not here to speculate on what happened at the finish line, instead I am here to share what I know of the special bond that exists between runners, those who cheer them on, and the clear display of heroism that is found in both.

Boston Marathon: Triumph, Terror and Tenacity

Bryce Maddock | Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact
Bryce Maddock

Monday was triumph, followed by terror. I ran the Boston Marathon in 2:54, a personal best. I hobbled back to my hotel to the news that there were two explosions at the finish line, just over an hour after I crossed it.

Pressure Cooker Lid Recovered From Boston Bomb: Authorities

AP | DENISE LAVOIE and RODRIQUE NGOWI | Posted 06.17.2013 | Crime

BOSTON — In what could be major break in the Boston Marathon case, investigators are on the hunt for a man seen in a department store surveillan...

What Can You and I Learn From the Boston Marathon?

Jinny Ditzler | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Jinny Ditzler

While I'd like to think that I'd never intentionally hurt anyone, I know I have done so, more than I'll ever know. I believe that if each of us follow Martin Richard's plea -- "no more hurting people" -- at a whole new level, the world will be a safer place.

Family Of Injured Man In Viral Photo Found Out In Horrific Way

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 04.17.2013 | Impact

As the stunning photo of the hero in the cowboy hat aiding a critically injured man after the Boston Marathon blasts went viral, a concerned dad learn...

This Is Bad, Even for the New York Post

Eric Boehlert | Posted 06.17.2013 | Media
Eric Boehlert

In terms of journalism and ethics and common sense, the Post's performance does make you wonder how a news organization, and even one owned by Rupert Murdoch, manages to get a story that wrong?

Love Always Triumphs

Alyssa Silva | Posted 06.17.2013 | Impact
Alyssa Silva

Due to the 9/11 attacks, endless shootings, and even bombings, we are beginning to live in a world full of worry and terror. It is unimaginable that a person could perform these acts of terror on another. Yet, through all of the violence we endure.

'Whoever Did This Obviously Did Not Know About The People Of Boston'

Posted 04.17.2013 | Comedy

Stephen Colbert opened his first "Colbert Report" after the tragedy at the Boston Marathon with a heartfelt and funny tribute to the people of Boston,...

To Be or Not to Be Pakistani

Sunil Sharan | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Sunil Sharan

In an op-ed in the New York Times the day after the Boston bombings, Haider Javed Warraich expressed his fears about life as a Pakistani in America. H...

How to Send Healing Energy to Those Affected By Tragedy

Pamela Dussault | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Pamela Dussault

Some of us may feel helpless in the midst of these tragedies, especially if we are far away or can't physically help another. If you are one of these people and are wondering what it is you can do to help, praying and sending healing energy are viable options.

Boston Marathon Tragedy Can Test Our Faith

Ana Garcia-Ashley | Posted 06.17.2013 | Religion
Ana Garcia-Ashley

The loss of life and the sheer violence of this premeditated act are unfathomable but the best tool we have to process and deal with this is our faith and the power of prayer.

Muslims and the Boston Bombing: A Statement

Ethan Casey | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Each new incident represents both a need and a fresh opportunity to say the same things over again: We're all in it together; there is no "us" versus "them"; Muslims and Americans are not each other's enemies; the fact that terrorism is wrong does not excuse bigotry.

Giving Comfort: The Heros in Our Midst

Lama Surya Das | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Lama Surya Das

Obviously, we live in violent, anxious, fragmented times. If we can't disarm our heart and root out the seeds of anger, hatred, fear and greed, we will inevitably have more senseless killing in front of us. If we don't pull together, we'll be pulled apart.

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.

A Meditation On Tragedy

Jeff Halevy | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Jeff Halevy

We cannot let yesterday's attack, an assault on the essence of the human spirit, create within us fragmentation and destruction. We must continue to achieve. We must continue to come together.

'I Saw Her Grow Up': Friends Remember Slain Boston Student

AP | MEGHAN BARR and DIDI TANG | Posted 06.17.2013 | Crime

BOSTON — Less than 24 hours before she died, Lu Lingzi sent an exuberant email to a professor after learning she had passed part of a major fina...

8 Ways To Cope With The Boston Marathon Tragedy

Dani Meier | Posted 06.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Dani Meier

How do we wake to a new day and move forward? What do we say to ourselves, to each other, to our children? Sadly, no explanation can make sense of this mindless devastation. Nonetheless, there are some things we can do to take care of ourselves and to take care of each other.

Boston: Beyond Tea Party Politics

Gareth_Price | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics

Less than 48 hours since the violence in Boston on Monday, and with scant and conflicting evidence, the divination of who is responsible has opened up significant political fissures, but also many bridges.