1. Boston suspect charged. Now we begin to ask why.

Bomb Suspect Is Charged and Could Face the Death Penalty, New York Times (Richard A Oppel Jr, Michael Cooper, and William K Rashbaum)The Roots of Chechen Rage, Foreign Policy (Oliver Bullough)

2. What is the role of islam in Boston bombing?

After Boston Bombing, Fears of Backlash Against Muslim Students, Chronicle of Higher Education (Dan Berrett)

3. Controversy of use of the word “terrorism”

Why is Boston ‘terrorism’ but not Aurora, Sandy Hook, Tucson and Columbine? The Guardian (Glenn Greenwald)

4. Immigration reform controversy

Senators at Immigration Hearing Clash Over Boston Bombings New York Times (Ashley Parker)

Republicans urge delay in immigration reform debate, The Boston Globe (Tracy Jan)

5. Living in a surveillance society

The Boston bombing privacy lesson, Salon.com (Andrew Leonard)

6. “Earth day” a reminder that calendars aren’t as powerful as agendas and minds

Poll Finds Americans Less Concerned About the Environment Now Than When Earth Day Began, Huffington Post