Did We Overreact to Boston Bombings?

The suspects were "losers" who shut down a city. What will we do when a larger threat looms?

SWAT team patrols a Watertown, Mass., neighborhood during the hunt for Boston bombing suspects. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Jack White, a former columnist for Time magazine, is a freelance writer in Richmond, Va., and a contributing editor at The Root.