#TalkAboutOurBoys – Why the Murder of 59 Schoolboys Should Matter To You

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Boko Haram’s kidnapping of 276 Nigerian girls should wake us up, but why didn’t their massacre of 59 young boys back in February?

A Kinder, Modernized Second Amendment

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Are threats and intimidation the M.O. of gun rights activists? Chris Hicke delves into one of the more divisive topics facing our nation today.

Just Because You Are Labeled a Terrorist Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Be Right.

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Alex Dick-Godfrey finds that al Shabaab might have a valid point about occupying forces in Somalia.

The LAX Shooter is a Terrorist

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Arsalan Iftikhar wonders what the news coverage of the LAX shooting would’ve looked like if the shooter had a non-Western name.

What Changes Everything — an Excerpt

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“Political discord in this land had always been marked by blood and pain. The stories were unending, shocking the first time, sad but predictable after that.” By Masha Hamilton

Gay Couple Boston Strong Even During 9/11

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During two separate terrorist attacks over a decade apart, this gay couple was photographed in the midst of it all, serving their country and saving lives.

Day 128 of Guantanamo Bay Hunger Strike: Doctors Urged Not to Force-Feed Prisoners

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The months-long hunger strike is taking a devastating toll on prisoners, but an article in the New England Journal of Medicine insists that force-feeding them is assault.

To Die For: The Rise in Anti-Gay Violence

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When Mark Carson was gunned down last week in Greenwich Village, Jeff Nishball felt like his home was violated. But he knows he cannot let fear stop him from being himself.

HuffPost Live: Decapitating Extremism (VIDEO)

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Mike Sacks discusses the attack in Woolwich, London, and extremism with a panel of experts on Islam and the Quran.

Fear in Watertown

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“Love, Recorded” during one crazy week in the Boston area. Was the fear the same for everyone?

To Defend a Terrorist

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Tamar Birckhead reflects on representing the shoe bomber and, now, on helping those who represent the Boston bomb suspect.

The Politically Correct Terrorist

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How do we define terrorism? Carl Pettit takes a closer look.

UN Declares Force-Feeding Breach of International Law

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Inmates on a hunger strike are being force-fed by US authorities at Guantanamo Bay jail.

Who Is Greater?

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What makes someone like Dzhokhar Tsarnaev vulnerable to radicalization? A Muslim American parent of two young men asks a question that strikes close to home.

Anzor Tsarnaev: Devoted or Delusional?

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In the aftermath of the Boston Bombing, Anzor Tsarnaev defends his sons despite everything he has seen and heard.

Our Dangerous Wish to Simplify the Atrocious

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We have a natural wish to make sense of the unfathomable, but the unfathomable isn’t anything we can understand.