Dangerous Myths Surrounding Charlie Hebdo

Jeff Goldberg, The AtlanticTwo recent events—the spectacle of Garry Trudeau, the Doonesbury...

By Jeff / May 5, 2015

ISIS Takes Credit for the Texas Attack

On Tuesday, ISIS took to its radio station to boast that the men who attacked the Muhammad Art Exhibit...

By Adam / May 5, 2015

EU Lifts Eurozone Growth Forecast

European Union economists said cheaper oil and central bank stimulus should help deliver faster growth...

By WSJ.com: / May 5, 2015


Fresno to South Bend to Louisville: The Elusive Elements of Civic Success

Earlier today I mentioned a video that a public-private alliance in Fresno, California, has produced...

By James / May 5, 2015

Can Cars Save Downtown?

Everyone knows that cars, freeways, and automotive-borne sprawl helped kill America's traditional downtowns....

By James / May 4, 2015

A Terror Attack in Texas

On Sunday night, two gunmen opened fire outside a complex in Garland, Texas, that was hosting a contest...

By Adam / May 4, 2015


Which New Yorkers Should Move to L.A.?

LOS ANGELES—Over the weekend, The New York Times published an amusing article about New Yorkers discovering...

By Conor / May 4, 2015

For Clinton, a Trust Deficit to Surmount

Chris Cillizza, Washington PostIs Hillary Clinton honest enough to be president?That question —...

By Chris / May 4, 2015

Where the Minimum-Wage Fight Is Being Won

Last Thursday, congressional Democrats unveiled their latest demand for an increase in the national minimum...

By Russell / May 4, 2015


Build Your Vocabulary, 'Ass Baton' Edition

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have spent the past five days on a criminal-trial jury in D.C. superior...

By James / May 2, 2015

William Pfaff: Clarity in the American Interest

I am not taking time now to dig around and find some of the best examples of the clear-headed perspective...

By James / May 2, 2015

A Word Cloud of Ajo, Arizona

Having listened to people from around the U.S. talk to us for our American Futures adventure over the last...

By Deborah / April 30, 2015


 

Van Gogh Painting Is Star During Sotheby’s Auction

The auction took in a total of $368 million, the second-highest sale of Impressionist and modern art in Sotheby’s...

By ROBIN / May 6, 2015

Donovan Wins Race for House Seat Grimm Vacated, A.P. Says

Daniel M. Donovan Jr., the Staten Island district attorney whose office investigated the chokehold death...

By ALEXANDER / May 6, 2015

Al Jazeera America, Its Newsroom in Turmoil, Is Now the News

A lawsuit and an exodus of top executives have revealed grievances that employees say reflect a deep...

By JOHN / May 6, 2015


Colorado lawmakers approve medical marijuana for students in school

By Fox / May 5, 2015

Sprinkling a Little Celebrity Stardust on Silicon Valley

Celebrities like Snoop Dogg and Justin Bieber are investing in start-ups, and in the venture capital...

By STEVEN / May 5, 2015

Hillary Clinton’s Appeal Survives Scrutiny, Times/CBS News Poll Says

The survey also found that Republican voters were most open to considering Senator Marco Rubio, Mike...

By JONATHAN / May 5, 2015


Germany Is Accused of Spying on Friends, Too

Germany is being accused of monitoring European companies, and perhaps individuals, at the behest of the National...

By ALISON / May 5, 2015

Isiah Thomas Is Named President of W.N.B.A.’s Liberty

Thomas, the former Knicks coach and executive who was often a lightning rod for criticism by fans and the news...

By VICTOR / May 5, 2015

Astronomers Measure Distance to Farthest Galaxy Yet

The exceptionally luminous galaxy, EGS-zs8-1, is already about one-sixth as massive as the Milky Way and making...

By DENNIS / May 5, 2015


 

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, May 6, the 126th day of 2015. There are 239 days left in the year. Today's...

By ABC / May 6, 2015

Bronx man admits he aimed laser pointer at planes near La Guardia Airport, pleading guilty to federal charge - @nytimes

Bronx man admits he aimed laser pointer at planes near La Guardia Airport, pleading guilty to federal...

By Jillian / May 6, 2015

What's Behind Warren Buffett's Mixed Feelings About a Major Minimum Wage Hike

Around this time last year, Warren Buffett seemed stumped by the question of minimum wage. "I thought...

By Bourree / May 5, 2015


Sleepless Nights for Woods Over Vonn Split, Father's Death

Tiger Woods returns to golf with heavy heart: Vonn split, anniversary of father's death

By ABC / May 5, 2015

With Brands, What Exactly Is Mad Men</em> Selling?

On Sunday's episode of Mad Men, "Lost Horizon," the former SC&P partner and account executive Joan Harris...

By Lenika / May 5, 2015

Work Is About More Than Money

Work is normally discussed in financial terms: Does a job provide enough money to make ends meet? To plan...

By Rebecca / May 5, 2015


The Curse of Segregation

Baltimore did not need more negative publicity this week. But in a bit of fateful timing, the Equality...

By Derek / May 5, 2015

Attorney General Lynch to Visit Baltimore After Police Death

Attorney General Loretta Lynch to visit Baltimore after protests, riots over police death

By ABC / May 5, 2015

Burundi's constitutional court approves candidacy of President Nkurunziza for third-term bid - @Reuters

Burundi's constitutional court approves candidacy of President Nkurunziza for third-term bid - @Reuters

By David / May 5, 2015


Canada Opposes Bail for Former Gitmo Inmate Omar Khadr

Canadian government opposes granting bail to former Guantanamo inmate Omar Khadr

By ABC / May 5, 2015

Israeli PM Netanyahu's Victory Could Be Short-Lived

The morning after Israel's national elections in March, it seemed like Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's...

By CBN.com / May 5, 2015

How NBA Teams Campaign for Their MVP Candidates

On Monday, the National Basketball Association announced that the Golden State Warriors guard Stephen...

By Adam / May 4, 2015


 

Two Men Quote the Bible From Memory in 24 Hour Marathon to Raise Money for Nepal

Two men will be quoting the Bible from memory to raise money for charity to benefit the earthquake recovery...

By The / May 5, 2015

Dallas Theological Seminary Graduate Says School Told Him: 'We've Never Placed a Black Graduate to a White Church'

Jimmy King, a Dallas Theological Seminary graduate who now serves as senior pastor of Proclamation Church...

By The / May 5, 2015

 

Police officer punches, kicks handcuffed woman

CNN affiliate WPLG reports that a police officer was caught on camera punching and kicking a handcuffed...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

2 U.N. peacekeepers killed in convoy attack

Suspected rebels ambushed a U.N. convoy in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, killing two peacekeepers...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

Jimmy Fallon, Jack Black remake song

By now, it's pretty clear Jimmy Fallon does what Jimmy Fallon wants to do on 'The Tonight Show' -- and whatever...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015


Prince to give Baltimore concert

First there was the song, then the concert.

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

Tiger: Haven't slept since breakup with Vonn

Tiger Woods says he hasn't slept well the past few days. But while Woods is about to compete in his first...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

Boston bomber facing only two possible outcomes

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at first seemed defiant in court, using an accent he didn't normally have. FULL STORY ...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015


Ferries soon to run between U.S. and Cuba?

Americans looking to sail between the United States and Cuba will soon be able to board ferries destined...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

Clinton: Give path to citizenship

Hillary Clinton is accusing the entire field of Republican presidential contenders of seeking to relegate...

By CNN.com / May 5, 2015

Senate passes GOP budget plan

The Senate on Tuesday passed a Republican-backed budget blueprint that boosts defense spending while...

By CNN.com / May 5, 2015


Baltimore top cop: We're part of the problem

Baltimore's police commissioner says he didn't know that six of his officers would face charges -- some...

By CNN.com / May 5, 2015

Family: Prosecute 'rough ride'

The family of another man who died after being paralyzed riding in the back of a Baltimore police van wants...

By CNN.com / May 5, 2015

'Wedding Singer's rapping granny dead at 101

Her name was Ellen Albertini Dow. You probably knew her as the rapping granny from "The Wedding Singer."...

By CNN.com / May 5, 2015