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Freedom, Revisited

The world gasps in horror as news spreads of 12 people shot dead in Paris during a cold-blooded act of terror. Then the killers flee in cowardly fashion. All because of a few cartoons. All acts of terrorism incense me and strike me as senseless. Killing humans to make a point seems asinine and counterproductive. But as a journalist,…

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50 Shades of Freedom

Americans talk constantly of freedom. Both in terms of potentially losing it and in comparison with other countries’ levels of freedom. But the word has grown so overused and generic, like “love,” that few people genuinely stop to think about the power behind it. I’ll admit until this year, I would include myself in that category. Traveling to countries…