Weary of Moral Relativity

Frank Bruni, New York Times...

By Frank / May 24, 2015

'This Is Straight Murder': a Troubling Acquittal in Cleveland

On November 29, 2012, police officers and witnesses heard what appeared to be gunshots coming from a car driving...

By Matt / May 23, 2015

EDF Bids for Areva's Reactor Unit

French state-controlled power utility EDF made a preliminary offer for the reactor unit of nuclear-engineering...

By WSJ.com: / May 23, 2015

What to Make of a Topsy-Turvy Bond Market

Neil Irwin, New York Times...

By Neil / May 23, 2015

Behind the Rise and Fall of BlackBerry

“Losing the Signal” tells the inside story of Research In Motion’s efforts to take on the iPhone....

By WSJ.com: / May 23, 2015

'Mayday! Emergency Landing. We're on Fire.'

Two weeks ago today, on the 70th anniversary of V-E Day, workaday life in downtown Washington came to a momentary...

By James / May 22, 2015

What's Missing in the Indictments Over Freddie Gray's Death

In a very brief news conference at the end of the day Thursday, Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn...

By David / May 21, 2015

The End of the Boy Scout Ban on Gay Adults?

On Thursday, Boy Scouts of America President Bob Gates called for the end to the organization’s ban on gay adults...

By Adam / May 21, 2015

How to Treat Pregnant Drug Addicts? Your Thoughts

The Atlantic’s Olga Khazan recently reported on the increased use of incarceration to punish women...

By Chris / May 21, 2015

San Bernardino Votes to Move Past Bankruptcy, Plus Pandas and the Finale to the Boiled Frog Saga

A harvest of updates: - On Monday I described the choice that the city council of San Bernardino, California,...

By James / May 21, 2015

After the Waco Shootout, Texas Lawmakers Debate Gun Laws

Authorities are still working to develop a clear picture of the bullet-riddled scene where nine members...

By Adam / May 20, 2015

Isabella Greenway, Pioneering American Woman

In tiny Ajo, Arizona, a low-slung white stucco pueblo-reminiscent house stands at the top of a hill,...

By Deborah / May 19, 2015


Warriors 115, Rockets 80: Stephen Curry, With a Little Help, Tramples the Rockets

Curry, who dazzled the crowd into a state of bewilderment, finished with 40 points as the Warriors seized...

By SCOTT / May 24, 2015

Saudis Say ISIS Ordered Suicide Bombing of Mosque

The suicide bombing on Friday killed at least 21 worshipers at a Shiite mosque in a town near Qatif,...

By DAVID / May 24, 2015

Body Found in Hudson River Near Where Kayaker Disappeared

The unidentified body was transported to the Orange County morgue, where an autopsy will be performed,...

By MICHAEL / May 23, 2015

Tree Project Aims to Put the Oak Back in Oakland

A campaign to “re-oak” Oakland has begun, which started when volunteers planted an inaugural stand...

By PATRICIA / May 23, 2015

Venezuelans look to unload bolivars as currency continues to tumble

By Fox / May 23, 2015

Senate to Try Again After Bill on N.S.A. Collection of Phone Records Is Blocked

The Senate voted 57-42, short of the 60 votes needed to move ahead on a House bill that would have curbed...

By JENNIFER / May 23, 2015

Ireland Legalizes Gay Marriage

Ireland has become the first nation to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote, sweeping aside opposition...

By NYT / May 23, 2015

Salvadorans Flock to Honor Beloved Archbishop on Path to Sainthood

People crowded the streets in San Salvador for a ceremony to beatify Archbishop Óscar Romero, who was assassinated...

By ELISABETH / May 23, 2015

Mother and Twin Daughters Rescued in Brooklyn Fire

Firefighters found a mother and her daughters unconscious in their home in Borough Park, Brooklyn; the three...

By MICHAEL / May 23, 2015


Grand Jury Indicts Officers in Freddie Gray Death

A grand jury indicted all six officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old Baltimore...

By CBN.com / May 24, 2015

Astros Turn 1st Triple Play Since 2004, Beat Tigers

Astros turn their 1st triple play since 2004, then score twice to beat Tigers 3-2

By ABC / May 24, 2015

Colorado State Patrol Cadet Killed, Trooper Injured in Chase

Colorado State Patrol cadet killed, trooper injured while trying to stop vehicle in chase

By ABC / May 23, 2015

Photo: Protestors marching towards Cleveland's Cuddell Recreation Center, where Tamir Rice died after being shot by a police officer - @AdamFerrise

Photo: Protestors marching towards Cleveland's Cuddell Recreation Center, where Tamir Rice died after...

By Stephanie / May 23, 2015

Why Is PayPal In the Credit Game?

According to the Department of Commerce, Americans spent $80 billion on online retail during the first...

By Bourree / May 23, 2015

Senate Passes Trade Promotion Authority, But Uncertainty Looms in House

The Senate passed trade promotion authority but future in House is uncertain

By ABC / May 23, 2015

Quotations in the News

Quotations in the News

By ABC / May 23, 2015

'American Sniper' Wife: 'I Feel God Prepared Me'

Americans poured into movie theaters in record numbers to see the movie, "American Sniper." Now his widow...

By CBN.com / May 23, 2015

Amtrak Passengers Share More Stories of Harassment

Two recent articles about the Drug Enforcement Administration harassing Amtrak passengers have elicited...

By Conor / May 22, 2015

Being a Go-Getter Is No Fun

The phrase “shit hits the fan” has uncertain origins. Some claim it’s a descendant of a World War II adage...

By Bourree / May 22, 2015

Toward a Corporate World Where Sustainability Is an Expectation, Not a Goal

In this series, I’ve explored how people in different corporate roles and functions can push their...

By Christine / May 22, 2015

Police Brutality and 'The Role That Whiteness Plays'

Last week, Gawker interviewed Robin DiAngelo, a professor of multicultural education at Westfield State...

By Conor / May 22, 2015


Mike Huckabee Supports Josh Duggar, Family Amid Molestation Scandal; Russell Moore Asks Churches to Address Abuse in 'Churched' Contexts

Days after "19 Kids and Counting" star Josh Duggar publicly confessed to and asked forgiveness for molesting...

By The / May 23, 2015

Christian Alternative to Boy Scouts 'Saddened' by Gates' Push for BSA to Drop Ban on Gay Troop Leaders

The leader of a Christian scouting group that was founded by former members of the Boy Scouts of America...

By The / May 22, 2015


Defector: DMZ activists are wrong

In North Korea, women have no rights. There is no right to freedom, liberty, or the pursuit of happiness. ...

By CNN.com / May 24, 2015

Ben Carson tops straw poll

Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson handily won the Southern Republican Leadership Conference straw poll...

By CNN.com / May 24, 2015

Cop who shot 2 from car hood acquitted in deaths

Police arrested demonstrators in downtown Cleveland following the acquittal of a police officer charged...

By CNN.com / May 24, 2015

Steinem, other activists cross Korean DMZ

An international group of female activists crossed the heavily fortified border between North and South...

By CNN.com / May 24, 2015

Suspected killer of woman kept in box shot dead

A Missouri woman kept captive in a wooden box for four months escaped in April, only to be shot to death...

By CNN.com / May 24, 2015

Opposition leader gunned down

A Burundian political opposition leader was shot dead in the nation's capital, a police spokesman said...

By CNN.com / May 24, 2015

Bizarre ending to L.A. car chase

Halt! A pedestrian halted a motorist fleeing California police Friday evening by calmly stepping in front...

By CNN.com / May 24, 2015

Swede wins Eurovision contest

A pop singer from Sweden won the 60th version of the hugely popular Eurovision Song Contest early Sunday. ...

By CNN.com / May 24, 2015

U.S. marks Memorial Day

Scenes from across the country as the United States honors those who died while serving their country...

By CNN.com / May 24, 2015

Hang in there! 13 breathtaking buildings that seem to defy gravity

There are many ways architects can surprise us, but with these structures we find ourselves literally...

By CNN.com / May 24, 2015

Selfies with sailors commemorate Fleet Week

It was only a matter of time before social media infiltrated Fleet Week New York, the annual celebration...

By CNN.com / May 23, 2015

Martyred archbishop nears sainthood

Almost 35 years to the day that an assassin's bullet hit his chest, Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified...

By CNN.com / May 23, 2015