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KickingTiresLate in the evening on April 18, Boston marathon bombing suspects Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev carjacked a black Mercedes-Benz SUV in Cambridge, Mass. Its driver escaped shortly after midnight on April 19; the ensuing saga left one suspect dead,...
Quite awhile ago, I clipped an article out of People Magazine because I was intrigued by one of it's features in the "Heroes Among Us" section. The story profiled the creator of a group called the Neighbor Brigade. When Pam Washek was fighting cancer,...
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It is hard not to give in to despair. In the hours since bombs exploded at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, forever marking in blood a day that celebrates spring, our nation's founding and the joy of the human body, there has been a lot of talk...
If President Obama was the darling of that so-called liberal media, he is certainly its biggest enemy today. Instead, he’s basically a lame duck pariah who now has the full attention of every broadcast analyst, Internet blogger and newspaper...
The Hartford CourantAfter a marathon that danced with joy and ended in horror, surely we see what sports can mean to a city. By now, after pregame tributes marked by an anthem singer's fist pumps and the most appropriate f-bomb in New England history, yes, we see how...
Like his bosses, Mike Foltynewicz is a baseball optimist. He can see the Astros rising out of the ashes they find themselves in at the beginning of the Jim Crane era. "In three or four years, we're going to be a fun team,'' said Foltynewicz, a 21-year-...
When it came out that suspected Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev was a former Golden Gloves boxer, I wondered if there might be a connection. It's not that boxers are necessarily violent people outside the ring, but boxers are subject to brain damage...
Soon after the explosions, there appeared on the website of The Boston Globe a video of the moment. Runners in the city's iconic marathon are jogging across the finish line and everyone is cheering, when there is a clap of thunder and an orange bloom of...
As long as we are free, we will never truly be safe. That’s just the way it has to be if we are to keep our freedom. It’s not a new concept. One of the leading architects of this nation, Benjamin Franklin, said as much: “They who...
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The Hartford CourantThe bombs did not stop a field trip of first-graders from making a picnic lunch on the sidewalk outside the Old South Meeting House Tuesday afternoon. No, the gruesome pressure cooker devices did not dissuade a Kansas City couple from setting out for...
Ten years ago, a Palestinian suicide bomber detonated himself at a cafe in the German Colony neighborhood of Jerusalem. Seven people were killed, including David Applebaum, an American-born emergency-room doctor who had treated countless victims of...
Terrorism returned to domestic soil on Monday, and a horrified nation watched. Two explosions rocked the finish line of the Boston Marathon, restarting a flood of emotions hauntingly familiar to anyone who lived through Sept. 11, 2001. The nauseating...
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