Serious concerns about due process will keep this death penalty case alive on appeal and in the public eye for years and years to come.
Reflecting on the heaviness of the top news stories of the year, and evaluating a common link between them.
Some are conflating the alleged murderous act of one violent man with the peaceful protests of thousands calling for an end to the proliferation of fatal police shootings of unarmed black men.
The Pakistan Taliban intended to inflict as much damage as possible.
When law enforcement and security state agents are unleashed and unaccountable, they can’t be trusted to keep us safe or free.
Mandatory body cameras will not resolve the real issues between law enforcement and the public.
Perhaps a price we pay for the vigilance democracy requires is to tolerate the cuckoo theories to make room for those that merit further investigation.
If you don’t think what happened in Ferguson can happen here, think again.
Over the past two decades, the tiny emirate’s outsized foray into global charity and high-profile acquisitions has masked deplorable domestic policies and questionable regional activities.
Rarely has a major military initiative by a president been greeted with such ambivalence. It’s not hard to understand why.
ISIS is a violent, non-state actor and like any group, it has strengths and weaknesses. To assess the threat and formulate a strategy to defeat it, it would helpful to be clear about those strengths and weakness are.
No nation anywhere can be expected to tolerate assaults on its citizens, and Israel has every right to defend itself vigorously and decisively.
A metaphor can be a dangerous thing. It can even kill.
There is an emerging consensus that pro-Russia separatists, armed by Vladimir Putin, brought down the plane.
A thick blue wall of police silence is obstructing the public’s access to timely and accurate data about SWAT deployments.
The swiftness of ISIS’s advances in Iraq has startled many observers. What Americans have failed to appreciate, however, is how devastated Iraq was by the U.S. war and how that is affecting Iraq now.
Parental organizations bring us together as a community. They make us more powerful than we might be alone.
When the only solution is arguably as atrocious as the evil it seeks to halt.
The greater the public fear – the greater the financial rewards.
A look at radical Islam and the fate of the European Jewry.
The media shouldn’t be reporting allegations that Edward Snowden is a Russian spy just because some congressman says so.
Examining the parallels between the alleged perpetrators of attacks in Boston and Paris.
This surveil-everything approach keeps failing, but we can’t ever seem to get enough.
Two major obstacles face the Obama administration as it seeks support for military intervention in Syria.
Government surveillance programs are not just invasive; they threaten the foundation of democratic society.
Calls for murderous revenge in the wake of a Jordanian pilot’s murder last week ignore a more powerful option: the moral high road.
Midterm elections, NSA surveillance, Scott Brown in New Hampshire and other stories John Sivolella says could define the political landscape.
The recent failure of grand juries to indict white police officers who killed unarmed black men has sparked outrage across the nation. And for good reason.
The sweetheart deal prosecutors cut with the retired general exposes the hypocrisy and the incoherence at the heart of the U.S. Justice Department’s war on whistleblowers.
Over the course of four decades, former defense secretary Robert Gates had an enormous impact on U.S. national security. Based on a close reading of his new memoir, it appears he might not be finished.
Before we consider any further military action in North Korea, there are several lessons from the Iraq War to think about.
Santa isn’t the only one watching you this holiday season.
Protections for speech deemed hurtful or offensive are shaky at best.
Memorials owe their meaning and their random beauty to the efforts of a community of neighbors — and strangers.
Reddit’s Boston Marathon bombing investigation, even with its mistakes, raised an important truth: The police need the public’s help.
I admire the writer’s honesty and the way the piece leaves the questions there to think about, rather than posing answers.