Going Home to Newtown

EDITOR’S NOTE: This post first ran on Dec. 20, 2012, one week after the tragedy of Newtown, as Sean Beaudoin returned to his hometown and grappled with what had happened.

America Has a Macho Problem

Andrew Cotto wonders why we are so enthralled by the “tough is good” male stereotype.

NBC Host David Gregory Faces Jail Time For ‘Prop’

David Gregory’s TV stunt with a high-capacity magazine has left the D.C. police in a tricky situation.

The 12 Best People of 2012

Sean Beaudoin compiles the dozen best people of the year—drawn from the avalanche of overall excellence we experienced as a culture. Also, their less impressive counterparts.

NRA Doubles Down on Dumb

Noah Brand responds to Wayne LaPierre’s assertion that the answer to keeping our kids safe is a ‘Good Guy’ with a gun.