A Tale of Two Men-on-the-street Pieces

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Los Angeles Times reports today that the majority of people in Florence, Colorado, do not mind terrorist suspects being moved from Guantánamo to the nearby federal “supermax” prison: The Senate last week overwhelmingly rejected providing funds to close the U.S. military prison in Cuba, saying that no community in America would want terrorism suspects Read More

What's in a name?

Reading Time: 1 minute The extent to which labels like “terrorist” and “bankruptcy reform” affect news coverage, public perceptions, and even public-policy decisions cannot be overstated. Yet we too rarely discuss this matter. The Los Angeles Times takes it on with regard to whether or not Sudan’s behavior in Darfur should be designated “genocide.”