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Inside the Minds of Men Who Murder

Each mass killer is uniquely evil, but they have common goals and characteristics. Some seek revenge. Some seek fame—or infamy, its modern synonym. Some are sadists, others simply sad. There are psychopaths, like Eric Harris, the…

Opioids and Pain: A Professor’s Story

America’s opioid epidemic was a matter of academic interest to bioethicist Travis N. Rieder until he suffered a serious accident in 2015. That’s when, as he put it, his very “intimate run-in with the American healthcare system” left him…

Is the Warrior Cop a Myth?

 Have U.S. police become a militarized force? A 2017 analysis by the Washington Post found that police departments which invested in more military hardware were associated with more civilians killed each year by police. News photos of…