Political Headlines - March 11, 2013

  • No fixed standards for gun permits in Mass.: Decisions about who can carry a concealed and loaded handgun vary widely within the state and from police chief to police chief. Globe metro reporter Brian MacQuarrie details.
  • Safety vs. recovery after disasters: The failure to achieve full safety is inevitable; the failure to strive to be safer, to learn from the past, is inexcusable. Globe columnist Juliette Kayyem writes.