A Horrific Building Collapse in New York

Whole building is in flames now. pic.twitter.com/U3zGUPqi86 — Scott Westerfeld (@ScottWesterfeld) March...

By David / March 26, 2015

Ted-I-Am Really Likes Obamacare

Paul Begala, CNNSen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, made news this week when he told CNN's Dana Bash that he would...

By Paul / March 26, 2015

Could the Germanwings Crash Have Been Avoided?

As I write I am listening to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's announcement that the Germanwings crash...

By James / March 26, 2015

RadioShack Auction Winner Standard General Faces Court Fight

The takeover offer from hedge fund Standard General was deemed the best when the RadioShack bankruptcy...

By WSJ.com: / March 26, 2015

What Hypoxia Could Do to Pilots

No one knows the cause of the latest airline disaster, the Germanwings crash yesterday in Southern France....

By James / March 25, 2015

If You're in Northern Mississippi This Weekend, Check Out 'The Blue and the Gray'

Last May, Deb Fallows wrote an account of a historical coincidence that linked The Atlantic Monthly of 150 years...

By James / March 25, 2015

End-of-Day Wrap-Up: California Dries Up

What's Happening: California's Running Dry The state's historic drought continues as its warmest-ever...

By Jake / March 24, 2015

Confessions of a Prosecutor Who Sent an Innocent to Death Row

Glenn Ford spent 30 years on death row for a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to die in the electric...

By Conor / March 24, 2015

Judging the Cops: When Excessive Force Trumps Resisting Arrest

On an autumn night last year a 16-year-old high school student, Thai Gurule, was crossing a street in Portland,...

By Conor / March 21, 2015

Farmland Without Farmers

The landscapes of our country are now virtually deserted. In the vast, relatively flat acreage of the Midwest...

By Wendell / March 20, 2015

The Scandal of the Anti A-10 Campaign: Chickenhawk Chronicles Resume

A week ago, my wife Deb and I were driving down Highway 85 in Arizona, toward the southern town of Ajo (which...

By James / March 18, 2015

Who Would Jesus Bomb, and Other Imponderable Questions

Over the weekend I mentioned the full-throated endorsement, in a Washington Post op-ed by Joshua Muravchik,...

By James / March 17, 2015


How the Lock on the Cockpit Door Works

By NYT / March 27, 2015

News Analysis: A Policy Puzzle of U.S. Goals and Alliances in the Middle East

In becoming involved in a Saudi-led campaign to dislodge rebels in Yemen, the United States has created...

By MARK / March 27, 2015

Ferguson Chief Takes Steps Urged in Report

Alan Eickhoff, who took his post as acting police chief in Ferguson, Mo., a week ago, said he would work...

By JOHN / March 27, 2015

In Bergdahl Case, the Rare Charge of Misbehavior

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is facing the serious charge that includes endangering the safety or a unit or outpost.

By RICHARD / March 27, 2015

Few Precedents Are Seen as Germanwings Investigation Points to Deliberate Crash

If Andreas Lubitz, the flight’s 27 year-old co-pilot, was determined to kill himself, he would not be the first...

By ERICA / March 27, 2015

COUNTRY-VERSY MSNBC apologizes after guest rips country music

By Fox / March 26, 2015

Bits Blog: Facebook Sees Oculus Virtual Reality Headsets Shipping This Year

Michael Schroepfer, Facebook’s vice president of engineering, told developers that the company’s...

By VINDU / March 26, 2015

Table for Three: Growing Up on ‘Mad Men’: A Conversation With Matthew Weiner and Kiernan Shipka

The show’s creator and the child star who transformed into an acclaimed young actress, discuss the show,...

By PHILIP / March 26, 2015

Citigroup Report Chides Law Firms for Silence on Hackings

The report said the reluctance of most law firms to publicly discuss breaches and the lack of reporting...

By MATTHEW / March 26, 2015


Japan Inflation Cools, Household Spending, Incomes Soften

Japan reports inflation, household spending, wages soften in Feb in sluggish recovery

By ABC / March 27, 2015

Will Californians Vote On Executing Gays and Lesbians?

California has always done democracy a bit differently than most other states. Every other year, voters...

By Russell / March 26, 2015

Photo: An aerial view of the bridge collapse in Salado, Texas - @NBCDFW

Photo: An aerial view of the bridge collapse in Salado, Texas - @NBCDFW

By Tom / March 26, 2015

Tractor-Trailer Plows Into Texas Interstate Bridge, 1 Killed

Tractor-trailer crashed into bridge along major Texas interstate, killing 1 person

By ABC / March 26, 2015

Americans Love Big Hot Suburbs

The new Census population estimates are out today, and only two metros added more than 100,000 people...

By Derek / March 26, 2015

One Way to Save Print Newspapers: Make Them a Luxury Good

There will eventually come a day when The New York Times ceases to publish stories on newsprint. Exactly...

By Adrienne / March 26, 2015

A Brief History of the ATM

Eyes glaze over when I mention my interest in researching automated teller machines. Yet after I explain...

By Bernardo / March 26, 2015

America's Socialist Sports League: The NFL

Free agency in the National Football League began this month and a number of stars—Ndamukong Suh, DeMarco...

By David / March 26, 2015

The Feedback Loop That Will Make America's Richest Cities Even Richer

This week, the Brookings Institution came out with a report on "job proximity"—that is, what cities...

By Derek / March 26, 2015

New Details on Germanwings Co-Pilot's Experience

Official described audio indicating one pilot was outside cockpit.

By ABC / March 26, 2015

Anti-Gay Initiative Puts California Attorney General in Bind

Proposed ballot measure that advocates killing gays puts California attorney general in bind

By ABC / March 26, 2015

National Weather Service releases estimated track of tornado that hit Moore, Okla. - @NWSNorman

National Weather Service releases estimated track of tornado that hit Moore, Okla. - @NWSNorman

By Jillian / March 26, 2015


Pat Robertson Stands by Claim That Liberals Support Sharia Law; 'The Left is Undermining Christian Values,' Says Rep

Pat Robertson, the executive chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network stands by controversial comments...

By The / March 26, 2015

Did an Ivy League Dean Really Welcome ISIS Fighters to Host a Training Camp on His Campus?

A recently released undercover investigative video purports to show a dean at Cornell University telling...

By The / March 26, 2015


No murder charge after baby cut from mother

A former nurse's aide will not face murder charges for allegedly cutting and removing an unborn baby...

By CNN.com / March 27, 2015

30 inviting island escapes

By CNN.com / March 27, 2015

Girls behind bars tell their stories

When photographer Richard Ross wants to talk to a child at a juvenile detention center, he knocks on their...

By CNN.com / March 27, 2015

NASA launching history-making mission

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly is preparing to leave Earth for a very long time -- and to make U.S. spaceflight...

By CNN.com / March 27, 2015

Saudis: We could build nukes

The Saudi Ambassador to the United States would not rule out the possibility of the Saudis creating their...

By CNN.com / March 26, 2015

Walker: Path to citizenship OK

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker endorsed a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants during a private...

By CNN.com / March 26, 2015

Yes There's a Bush and a Clinton, but the 2016 Elections Represent Something Scary and New

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Have you ever undertaken some task you felt...

By Tom / March 26, 2015

Viral tornado photo a sign from God?

A photo of a cross in Tulsa, Oklahoma has gone viral after a tornado ripped through the town.

By CNN.com / March 26, 2015

'Doctor Who': Where are they now?

By CNN.com / March 26, 2015

Homeless invited to tour the Vatican

The Vatican City is accustomed to welcoming millions of visitors to its grounds each year, but Thursday...

By CNN.com / March 26, 2015

Explosion rocks New York's East Village

An explosion rocked a heavily traveled section of Manhattan's East Village on Thursday in what officials...

By CNN.com / March 26, 2015

Explosion rocks New York's East Village

An explosion rocked a heavily traveled section of Manhattan's East Village on Thursday in what officials...

By CNN.com / March 26, 2015