The death penalty verdict in the trial of the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been presented as a rational outcome of the facts, yet other terrorists whose acts were far more destructive, like the 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, have been shown mercy.The death penalty verdict in the trial of the Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been presented as a rational outcome of the facts, yet other terrorists, like the 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, have been shown mercy.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been sentenced to death for his role in the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, an attack that killed three people and wounded more than 260.
Leslie McGrath's poem gives us an intimate look into a person's mind in the immediate aftermath of the April 15, 2013, tragedy.
The recent television kerfuffle involving "Real Time" host Bill Maher and guest Sam Harris over whether Muslims are bad people because their religion is, in the words of Harris, "the mother lode of bad ideas," is symbolic of the new American Islamophobia.
In a very real way, the future of the death penalty -- a barbaric relic of a bygone era abolished by more than two-thirds of the world’s nations -- will also be on trial with the suspected Boston Marathon bomber.In a very real way, the future of the death penalty—a barbaric relic of a bygone era abolished by more than two-thirds of the world’s nations—will also be on trial with the suspected Boston Marathon bomber.
The bombs that ended the Boston Marathon in April were planted by young Muslims who had come to the United States as immigrants, rejected America as a civilization, and then attacked it, leaving behind a message of religious war.
Chechen scholar Thomas Goltz gives a historical primer on the centuries old culture and struggle that shaped the Tsarnaev brothers, suspects in the bombings of the Boston Marathon.
A note that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is said to have left on an interior wall of the boat where police found him after the April 15 attacks claimed responsibility for the bombings and described them as retribution for the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, saying the Boston dead were "collateral damage" in the same way Muslims are in the American-led conflicts.
A former FBI counterterrorism agent acknowledged this week on CNN that every telephone conversation that takes place on American soil "is being captured as we speak."
Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other "Left, Right & Center" panelists discuss the White House's belief that the Syrian government has used chemical weapons. How should President Obama respond if such a red line has been crossed?