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Boston Bombings

Stronger Together

Alison A. Quirk | Posted 04.29.2013 | Business
Alison A. Quirk

We are standing together, shaken but resolute, and I for one feel buoyed by an even stronger sense of community.

Warning Sign For GOP As Lawmakers Embrace Conspiracy Theories

The Daily Beast | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics

A few days after the Boston bombings, Stella Tremblay went to Glenn Beck’s Facebook page to express her conviction that the terror attack was, in fa...

Contextualizing Religious Profiling in Dagestan: Tsarnaev and the Kotrova Mosque

Jean-François Ratelle | Posted 06.28.2013 | World
Jean-François Ratelle

Tamerlan Tsarnaev's trajectory in terrorism should be seen in the political and security context of Dagestan.

Boston Suspects' Father Postpones U.S. Trip

AP | ARSEN MOLLAYEV | Posted 06.28.2013 | World

MAKHACHKALA, Russia — The father of the two Boston bombing suspects said Sunday that he has postponed a trip from Russia to the United States be...

Tamerlan Tsarnaev's Path To Extremism

The New York Times | Posted 06.27.2013 | Crime

It was a blow the immigrant boxer could not withstand: after capturing his second consecutive title as the Golden Gloves heavyweight champion of New E...

A Lesson of the Boston Bombings: Stop Classifying Criminal Anarchist Violence as Acts of War

Steven Kurlander | Posted 06.26.2013 | Crime
Steven Kurlander

The lack of reference to American historical precedent over the last two centuries, which is replete with similar instances of mass violence and bombings resulting from unabated reverence for political and/or religious teachings, incorrectly builds the significance of the Boston bombings.

Hunting Down the Boston Bombers: It Isn't Over

James D. Zirin | Posted 06.25.2013 | World
James D. Zirin

Why the brothers did it, and whether others were involved remain to be seen. Of two things we can be sure. There is more to come out of this investigation; and we have not seen the end of Islamist terrorism.

Jersey Man Arrested On Train With 2 Bombs 8 Days Before Boston Bombings

Posted 04.26.2013 | New York

A Jersey City, N.J. man was arrested at a Hoboken train station carrying two homemade explosives, The Jersey Journal reports, eight days before two bo...

Marco Rubio: 'Student Visas Are Not A Right'

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) claimed "student visas are not a right," which leaves room for "whatever restrictions" on student visas. "I don't like pr...

After Boston Bombings: 3 Reasons Why Cross-Cultural Exchanges Are More Important Than Ever

Rohit Kumar | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Rohit Kumar

In times like these, it is more important than ever for Americans from all possible hyphenations to understand each other better by building new relationships. We need cross-cultural exchanges among ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic groups that normally don't mix.

Thoughts on the 'Jihadification' of Boston Bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev

Brian Glyn Williams | Posted 06.25.2013 | Crime
Brian Glyn Williams

I theorize that Tamerlan was searching for an identity and sense of self. While he was previously known to smoke marijuana and box, he ultimately found himself in a radical strain of Islam.

Williams-Sonoma Pulls Pressure Cookers Off Shelves

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombing, some Williams-Sonoma stores in the city have pulled pressure cookers off shelves, the company confirmed to...

Are the Boston Bombers Just Douchebags?

Gavin Shulman | Posted 06.25.2013 | Comedy
Gavin Shulman

I'm done with these crummy Tsarnaev brothers. I'm done with treating them like masterminds when they were merely morons. I'm done trying to figure out what made them tick, when they were just losers.

Islam Alone Can't Explain the Boston Bombings

Evan Perkoski | Posted 06.25.2013 | Crime
Evan Perkoski

Anecdotes paint a picture of a seemingly ordinary teenager who liked to hang out, go to the gym, and party with his friends. So how could a student like this become a religious fanatic?

Putin: Boston Bombings Show Russia, U.S. Need To Work On Security Together

Reuters | Posted 06.25.2013 | World

By Timothy Heritage MOSCOW, April 25 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday the Boston bombing proved his tough line on...

Bush: Boston Bombings Brought Back 9/11 Concerns

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

Former President George W. Bush opened up about last week's Boston Marathon bombings on Wednesday, describing how the news brought back feelings he ex...

Should Boston Have Been Shut Down?

Matthew Dunn | Posted 06.24.2013 | Crime
Matthew Dunn

There is a risk that terrorists will view the Boston bombings and the aftermath as a new template to commit abhorrent acts -- make a small cut against American society, go on the run, gun down a cop, and ultimately transform a small cut into a massive event.

Jason Linkins

New Hampshire Is Stuck With Bombing Conspiracy Theorist Because Of Nonsensical State Legislature | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

Tuesday, were introduced to New Hampshire state Rep. Stella Tremblay, the big Alex Jones/Glenn Beck fan in her state's House of Representatives who sa...

UN Investigator Slammed Over Boston Bombing Comments

AP | Posted 04.24.2013 | World

GENEVA -- A U.N. special investigator has linked the Boston marathon bombings to the United States' superpower status and Washington's policy on Israe...


Maxwell Saltman | Posted 06.24.2013 | Teen
Maxwell Saltman

But as the color drained from my father's face, as his jaw became clenched, and as his knuckles turned white, I realized there was something wrong. Terribly, terribly wrong. Soon the call ended, and Dad explained, slowly and somberly, what had happened.

It's Time to Reconsider U.S. Policies That Create Terrorists

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 06.24.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

There is one change that the United States could make in response to the terrorism threat that is never discussed. That is to consider the part U.S. policies have played in creating and sustaining it.

The Boston Bombing: A Time for Truth

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 06.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Last Monday, time seemed to slow down because truth was slow in coming. Now, the dam has burst, and I'm inundated with information. Lest that give me any real comfort, with the expansion of the information has come a flood of more questions.

Boston Marathon Charity Scam Warning

GalTime | Posted 06.24.2013 | Crime

Out of great loss, grows great opportunity... for scammers. Warnings are being issued across the country to watch out for fake charities springing up in the aftermath of the tragic Boston Marathon bombings.

CNN Implements 'Checks And Balances'

Posted 04.24.2013 | Media

After CNN made a very public error during its coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings last week, the network said it was implementing new practices a...

Boston Bombing Suspects' Parents Talking To U.S. Team In Russia

AP | ARSEN MOLLAYEV | Posted 06.24.2013 | World

MAKHACHKALA, Russia — U.S. investigators are in contact with the parents of the two Boston bombing suspects in southern Russia and working with ...