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  • April 28-May 5, 2014

    Voting for Hope

  • April 21, 2014

    Turkey’s Troubles

  • April 14, 2014

    A Church in the Sands

  • April 7, 2014

    Unfriendly Fire

    Which is more deplorable: the National Rifle Association’s vicious attacks on Dr. Vivek H. Murthy, 36, whom President Obama has nominated to be surgeon general, or the timidity of the senators who genuflect to the N.R.A. and promise to vote against his nomination?

  • March 31, 2014

    Pardon for a Price

  • March 24, 2014

    A Crimea Peace Campaign

  • March 17, 2014

    The Latest Strike

    On Dec. 12, 2013, a wedding party of 50 or 60 guests in Yemen, after feasting on roasted lamb with the bride’s parents, piled into the 11-vehicle caravan for the drive up a mountain road to deliver the bride to the groom’s house. Suddenly a buzzing in the sky grew louder, and four Hellfire missiles launched from drones slammed into the convoy. The attack killed 12 people, including the groom’s...

  • March 10, 2014

    Probation for Profit

  • March 3, 2014

    PTSD at Home

    Post-traumatic stress disorder is widely recognized as a tragic consequence of war, affecting both soldiers and civilian populations. New research, however, shows that individuals living in violent neighborhoods in the United States are just as likely to suffer from the disorder.

  • February 24, 2014

    Homes for the Homeless

    Our editorial “A Home for Christmas” (12/23) and many a homily have called public attention to the plight of the homeless, but they are still here by the thousands, stretched out in church pews or huddled in doorways across the nation. A problem too great for private charity, it demands the attention of the state and federal government.