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My Creature From The Black Lagoon, or the Fun of Terror

Timothy Braun | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Timothy Braun

In discussing the unique nature of terror with my students, I provide a blow-by-blow example as how horror movies reflect the sociology of the past fifty years.

Using Our Resources Wisely

Harun Yahya | Posted 10.08.2013 | Religion
Harun Yahya

It is of paramount importance to eliminate the threat created by the sectarian clashes in the MENA region. That being said, the methods to be employed to end this very serious problem should be thought very carefully.

Pair Accused Of Terror Want Access To Secret Service Surveillance Materials

AP | Posted 11.23.2013 | Miami

MIAMI — A judge in Miami is going to privately examine materials from secret U.S. surveillance programs before holding a hearing on whether two ...

U.S. Overreaction Handed Win to al Qaeda

Micah D. Halpern | Posted 08.15.2013 | World
Micah D. Halpern

United States embassies in the Middle East are now open. It is back to business as usual. The terror alert that shut them down has dissipated. Now ...

Mice and Men: The Failure of Closing Our Middle East Embassies

Peter Van Buren | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

What do you call it when you follow the same strategy for twelve years not only without success, but with negative results? What if time shows that that strategy actually helps the enemy you seek to defeat?

Report: Al Qaeda May Have Developed 'Ingenious' Liquid Explosive

Posted 08.06.2013 | World

According to senior U.S. government officials, al-Qaeda operatives may have developed a new kind of undetectable liquid bomb. Officials told ABC News ...

Let's Get Lost: Wellington Quakes

Aaron Caleb Bardo | Posted 09.23.2013 | Travel
Aaron Caleb Bardo

From the soles of my feet, it begins. A pulse beneath the floorboards; a telltale heart beats to my pace. At first, the quake's movement is subtle, as though someone's tiptoeing the ceiling beneath.

NSA Leak: Privacy Is Lost, And We Are All to Blame

Andrew Lam | Posted 08.30.2013 | Impact
Andrew Lam

Americans don't want to be groped or scanned, don't want our personal spaces invaded, but we're willing to endure both in the name of security. Such is the contract between the people and the state in the new, post-9/11 America.

Obama Sees Terror Threat Reduced To Pre-9/11 Level

AP | ROBERT BURNS | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Some call it wishful thinking, but President Barack Obama has all but declared an end to the global war on terror. Obama is not cl...

Beware of the Syrian Sucker Punch

James P. Farwell | Posted 07.03.2013 | World
James P. Farwell

Those seeing the human tragedy unfolding in Syria with a heart full of hell, ready to jump in, stop the bloodshed, and deliver Bashar al Assad a knock-out punch might do well to recall a telling anecdote from journalist Dexter Filkins from his days in Iraq.

Fear, Good and Bad: Lessons From an Awful Week in Boston

David Ropeik | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
David Ropeik

Fear is not something we can turn off, something we can consciously control.

The Demonization of 'Terrorism'

Sheldon C. Good | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Sheldon C. Good

Too many media outlets, elected officials and community leaders have prematurely labeled the Boston Marathon bombing an act of terrorism. Not all murders are terrorism -- it implies a political or ideological intention, and the "causing of terror" is not enough to merit that label.

Running the Race: We Are All Bostonians in the Prism of Terror

Eleni Daniels | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Eleni Daniels

While terror aims to inflict fear and heighten the divide, it can also become a catalyst for unity, courage, and change. I hope we learn from this as a nation, and as a community. We expect more from our elected officials and our lawmakers.

Boston Area Lockdown: Does It Matter Why the Terrorists Think They Did It?

Jennifer Delaney | Posted 06.19.2013 | Crime
Jennifer Delaney

I feel like I'm living in a crime show. I woke up in Newton this morning on lockdown. I was at the Watertown Library yesterday, we ate at Strip T's, a couple blocks from (what we are told is) one of the suspects' house on Marathon Day.

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.

What I Will Tell My Unborn Child About the Boston Bombings

Natalie Thomas | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Natalie Thomas

Eventually, when she's old enough, I'll tell her about that dreaded day in Boston. But my focus will be on the citizens, runners, emergency workers and bystanders -- all everyday heroes, who made (and make) Boston an amazing place to call home.

I Am A Bostonian and I Refuse to Be Afraid

Rosalyn Hoffman | Posted 06.16.2013 | Crime
Rosalyn Hoffman

I am now a resident of Beirut and Jerusalem and Baghdad and Kabul and London and Belfast and Oklahoma City. I refuse to be afraid.

Marathon Bombing

Jeff Danziger | Posted 06.16.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Fear and Trembling and Bombs

Rek LeCounte | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Rek LeCounte

The veil of civil society has always been as thin as the drywall behind which we hide. There were potential bombers, shooters, infanticidal maniacs, and murderers of all kinds walking among us yesterday, and they will still be smiling in our faces and bidding us faux salutations tomorrow.

Renowned Photographer Gets A Big Birthday Surprise

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 05.11.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

"I can't believe it. I never expected this, ever." The famed Houston Street Wall was the site of a sidewalk surprise birthday party Saturday for phot...

Is the War on Terror Worth the Price?

Dennis Trainor | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

When one considers how completely out of whack our defense budget is in the post 9/11 age of perpetual war, the cuts will still leave us with a military budget that dwarfs all other countries combined.

Why Modern Airports Have to Change

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.03.2013 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The fact is that the everyday-ness of today's airports is exactly the opposite of what we flyers need. Don't wall us off, you builders, from where we are and what we are about to do. We may be frightened but we are not dumb.

Take a Stand!

Donna Henes | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

We can shrink in fear and wallow in our worries, just close down. Or we can use this time to work toward the expansion, openness, and love that we all know in our heart of hearts is possible.

Terrorist Attacks More Than Quadrupled In Decade Since Sept. 11

Reuters | Peter Apps | Posted 02.02.2013 | World

NEW YORK, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The number of terrorist attacks each year has more than quadrupled in the decade since September 11, 2001, a study relea...

California Terror Suspects Charged For Alleged Overseas Plots

AP | Posted 11.28.2012 | Los Angeles

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Three California men have been indicted on terrorism-related charges for allegedly plotting to kill Americans overseas. An indic...