We Should Cover Stories Like Newtown With a Press PoolIt would be more efficient, nuanced, and sensitive. And everyone—especially those touched by tragedy—deserves better.
How Do We Stop the Next Aurora?We need a mental health system that helps men like James Holmes—and Jared Loughner, and Seung-Hui Cho—before it’s too late.
Not Every Schoolboy’s FantasyArizona teacher Gabriela Compton sexually abused two teenage boys. Why did she get off with a slap on the wrist?
The Crackdown on the Kosher KingNo one is saying Sholom Rubashkin was a good guy. But did the government and the judge go too far in bringing him to justice?
Playing Dirty in the Big EasyNew Orleans prosecutors have a checkered history of trying to win-at-all-cost. Now a couple lawyers are trying to hold them accountable.
Trayvon in Tulsa?Parsing the uncomfortable connections between last week’s Oklahoma killings and the death of Trayvon Martin.
Jerry Brown Shows Mercy to Shirley Ree SmithThe governor does the right thing in a doubly tragic shaken baby case.
Can We Trust the Cops’ New Account of Trayvon Martin’s Killing?Not as long as they rely on leaks and unnamed witnesses.
Why Trayvon Martin’s Killer Remains FreeFlorida’s self-defense laws have left Florida safe for no one—except those who shoot first.
Are Innocent Parents Being Prosecuted for Killing Their Babies?The doctor who came up with “shaken-baby syndrome” thinks so.
Inside the Jury That Convicted UVA Student George Huguely of MurderThe forewoman of the jury tells how they reached their verdict.
Why Chris Brown Is Even Worse Than You ThoughtHe not only beats women—he makes a conscious choice to beat women.
Is There an “Obama Effect” on Crime?A surprising new theory for the continuing crime decline among black Americans.
Jerry Sandusky Should Plead Guilty This MinuteThe ex-Penn State coach’s sexual abuse trial needs to end right now.
The Merciful End to the Trial of Dharun RaviThe judge came to the correct verdict in this incredibly sad case.
Texas Wants To Drug a Prisoner So They Can Kill HimIt’s a macabre spectacle, and it should be stopped.
George Zimmerman Needs a Good LawyerNo matter whose side you’re on, you should be troubled by the shocking behavior of Zimmerman’s former attorneys.
If George Zimmerman Were on TrialWhich evidence about the shooting of Trayvon Martin could a jury hear?
What if Trayvon Martin Was the One Acting in Self-Defense?There are plenty of reasons to believe his killer isn’t telling the truth.
Should Dharun Ravi Have Testified?The defendant in the Rutgers webcam spying trial didn’t take the stand. Was that a mistake?
Dharun Ravi Should Cut a DealWe may never know why Tyler Clementi jumped off the GW Bridge. Next week’s trial of his roommate won’t offer any answers either.