'The American Prospect' Turns 25 and Has a Very Strong New Issue

The American Prospect announces its 25th birthday with its new issue. The issue is available here, but of course...

By James / May 6, 2015

In the Wake of Baltimore: Your Thoughts

Last week, Atlantic coverage was dominated by the dramatic events in Baltimore. Ta-Nehisi lit up the Internet...

By Chris / May 6, 2015

U.S. Productivity Falls 1.9% in First Quarter

U.S. worker productivity fell in the opening months of 2015, the latest sign of sluggish economic growth...

By WSJ.com: / May 6, 2015

Film the Police

Last month, video footage emerged that appeared to show something illegal: A U.S. marshal approached...

By Robinson / May 6, 2015

Don't Go Naked: These Cases Make Your iPhone 6 Better

No matter how good the iPhone gets, it can’t beat gravity. Affordable cases make up for its key shortcomings,...

By WSJ.com: / May 6, 2015

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

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

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

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


Jim Wright, House Speaker Who Resigned Amid Ethics Charges, Dies at 92

Mr. Wright, a driven Texas Democrat who led the 100th Congress, resigned after he had been accused of improperly...

By ADAM / May 6, 2015

Soaking the Rich to Fight a Water Shortage

Both Fresno, Calif., and Santa Fe, N.M., face dire water shortages, but only one has embraced tiered...

By NELSON / May 6, 2015

Patriots Probably Deflated Footballs on Purpose, Report Says

Ted Wells’s report, released on Wednesday, found that “it is more probable than not” that Patriots...

By THE / May 6, 2015

Fit model Sarah Stage shows off bikini body 3 weeks after popping out baby

Model Sarah Stage continues to leave us in awe.Though the 30-year-old Internet sensation gained attention...

By FOX / May 6, 2015

Muslim and Texan, and Walking a Fine Line

The attack at an anti-Islam exhibit in Garland, Tex., has prompted Muslims to condemn extremism of any kind...

By MANNY / May 6, 2015

Baltimore Mayor, After Freddie Gray Death, Seeks Justice Dept. Police Inquiry

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake asked federal officials to examine police “patterns and practices”...

By RICHARD / May 6, 2015

Nepal, Before and After

Confronting nature’s extremes on Mount Everest, before the quake, and in Nepal’s capital, the morning...

By GILES / May 6, 2015

Obama administration approves first ferry service to Cuba

By Fox / May 6, 2015

First Draft: Today in Politics: Clinton Has Weathered Early Storms, Poll Suggests

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s campaign has been under siege with questions about the Clinton Foundation’s...

By THE / May 6, 2015


Wendy's tops profit expectations, announces plan to sell 640 stores over 2 years - @MarketWatch

Wendy's tops profit expectations, announces plan to sell 640 stores over 2 years - @MarketWatch

By Tom / May 6, 2015

Baltimore Mayor Calls for Federal Investigation Into Police

Baltimore mayor asks federal investigators to see if police discriminate, use excessive force

By ABC / May 6, 2015

What Does 'Middle Class' Even Mean?

If you had to place yourself in a socioeconomic class, where would you land? That’s a tricky and personal...

By Gillian / May 6, 2015

Study: Top Tech Firms Bypassing Asian Workers for Exec Jobs

Study: Silicon Valley companies hire plenty of Asians, but relatively few become executives

By ABC / May 6, 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

The Dangerous Myths About <i>Charlie Hebdo</i>

Two recent events—the spectacle of Garry Trudeau, the Doonesbury creator, attacking a group of murdered...

By Jeffrey / May 5, 2015


'Forgive the Shooter' — Final Words of Dying Christian Dad of 3 Killed in Random Wisconsin Bridge Attack Revealed by Wounded Wife

The final words of a dying Christian father of three fatally shot during a Sunday walk with his family...

By The / May 6, 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


'Avengers' director: Why I quit Twitter

Dropping the Twitter mic: Famous Twitter exits

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

Bill Clinton: 90s policies put 'too many people in prison'

President Bill Clinton on Wednesday conceded that over-incarceration in the United States stems in part...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

The Chinese Art of the Crowd (35 photos)

After viewing news photographs from China for years, one of my favorite visual themes is "large...

By The / May 6, 2015

Former House speaker dies at 92

Former House Speaker Jim Wright died early Wednesday morning at a nursing home in Fort Worth, Texas. ...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

Dreamliner to launch anyway

American Airlines will launch its 787 Dreamliner service Thursday, despite a recent Federal Aviation...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

'The day I infiltrated an African cult'

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

Jimmy Fallon & Jack Black's viral parody

The comedians have a viral hit with their parody of Extreme's 1990s' smash hit "More Than Words."

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

Teens' prom photo causes a ruckus

Guests Marc Lamont Hill and Ben Ferguson join Don Lemon to discuss a recent prom photo which featured...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

Stressed? The unexpected reasons why

Stress and anxiety don't have to just come from obvious or even negative sources. By recognizing them...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

Talking to kids about legal marijuana

My kids are in elementary school -- a little young for the "weed talk" -- but I wonder whether the fact...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

Motorcyclist wedged under truck, dragged

Good Samaritans come together to rescue a motorcyclist who was trapped underneath a truck. KCAL/KCBS...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

Bizarre moments brighten UK election

If they can rouse themselves from a disinterested funk, Britons will be yawning their way to voting booths...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015