Catherine Lutz

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The Cost of War

With the tenth anniversary of the war upon us, a team of economists, lawyers, humanitarian personnel, and political scientists has developed a comprehensive, by-the-numbers look at the human, financial, and social impacts of the Iraq conflict.
When assessing the cost to America of the war in Iraq, a blue-ribbon panel says President Obama is all wet
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  March 22, 2013

A decade of turmoil

9/11 has become such a given — such a fixed star in American culture and politics — that as the tenth anniversary approached, it was easy to imagine we had somehow come to terms with the attacks.
Rhode Island’s brightest minds on where we are now
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  September 09, 2011

A nation hooked on cars

The car is at the center of many of our troubles — our addiction to oil, the warming of the planet. Car accidents do incalculable damage.
Vroom! Vroom!
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 29, 2010