Special Feature: The Truth (and Doubts) about Gun Control

The issue of guns in America is mired in misinformation. Do guns make society safer or more dangerous? What’s the relationship between gun ownership and violent crime? These are questions that produce a lot of noise and recrimination, but not a lot of insight. This report tries to cut through that noise and shed light on what we know – as well as what we don’t know. Continue reading

Inside the Fishbowl Living Inside a National Story

The Boston Red Sox have won the World Series. Again. And they did at Fenway Park – as close to a town square as you’ll find anywhere. But every time a reporter asked the same question – “What does this championship mean to this city after what happened in April?” – I cringed. Continue reading