Congress has just spent an agonizing several weeks debating background checks for gun purchasers and whether such checks would violate the second amendment. Yet at the moment there is no law to stop foreigners from electronically sending bomb-making instructions into the United States.
Americans of all backgrounds have a chance to work together in solidarity, and women must take the lead, not follow the naysayers or incrementalists.
In my last life, I worked as a federal public defender in Boston and had the occasion to represent Richard Reid, the failed or would-be shoe-bomber.
That degree of commitment to patients happens not just during overwhelming newsworthy tragedies, but in every hospital every minute of the day. For whose life hasn't been touched by a nurse?
In the wake of the Boston bombin, there is one question that should not be asked at all, and that is whether the horrendous attacks in Boston should prompt the United States and other countries to consider immigrants a security threat just because they belong to a certain ethnic group.
I've given a lot of thought to what I'm going to talk to you about right now given the gravity of the most recent prediction I have been preparing to reveal. These are not logical things I'm going to say, but things that I feel very, very strongly about.
Hotel bars are often a convenient spot for a nightcap or a quick after-work drink (anything to take the edge off!) while on a business trip -- but not...
I sounded so peculiar, what with the references to cawfee and my bawss, the long Philadelphia oooo's in "you knoooooow," my hodgepodge Berks County/Philly/Jewish mother affect. Who else tawks like that?
It took the Marathon bombing and its aftermath to seal the deal. I now know in my gut I am a Bostonian. I got really angry and my first thought was, "How can they do this to MY town!"
Despite the inspiration that can be drawn from our international peers, the urban setting of Boston and various street style blogs, Northeastern students truly dress for themselves.
Summertime is fast-approaching and we can't wait till the days of top-down convertibles, cover-ups and flip-flops dress codes, and mini weekend getawa...
Instead of insulting Boston or the Celtics during this year's NBA playoffs, I have been simply enjoying and analyzing the games and discussing them respectfully with friends who are Boston fans. I encourage you to do the same.
With the democratization and twitterization of the Boston Marathon investigation, the future of the national security state is here -- for better, and worse.
While I am in awe of the power of a disaster to raise enormous amounts of funds in a short time for victims, I am also struck by a corollary -- how difficult it is for community agencies to raise funds to do similar kinds of work on a day-to-day basis.
In the newsroom, we always emphasize the importance of making human connections in every piece -- that's how we bring faraway stories home. But with the Marathon bombings we all became a part of the story.
Venture capital funding in California's cradle of innovation has dropped for the second quarter in a row, according to data from the latest Venture Capital Activity Report for Q4 2012, but entrepreneurialism keeps blossoming across the United States.