DuPont's Swing Voter: The Small Investor

The proxy battle between DuPont and Trian Fund Management involves financial institutions that manage...

By / May 7, 2015

Baltimore Charges: Justice or Crowd Control?

Alan Dershowitz, GlobeWhen Baltimore's state attorney Marilyn Mosby announced charges last week against...

By Alan / May 6, 2015

What's the Right Penalty For Having Sex on the Beach in Florida?

What is the appropriate penalty for having sex on the beach? This is a story about how that offense,...

By Conor / May 6, 2015

'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 / 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

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


Eager to Opine on the Toughest Calls in Medical Ethics

Arthur Caplan, who has built a career advising doctors on difficult moral issues, will help Johnson & Johnson...

By BARRY / May 7, 2015

Grave problem: Feds blamed as prairie dogs invade Okla. cemetery, digging up bones - Woman allegedly dug up dad's grave for 'real will'

By Fox / May 7, 2015

Report’s Author Is Former Football Player Known Best as Trial Lawyer

Theodore V. Wells Jr., who led the investigation into the case of the Patriots’ deflated footballs,...

By BEN / May 7, 2015

Sports of The Times: Tom Brady’s Legacy as One of the Best Takes a Hit

A 243-page investigative report could have been boiled down to a single sentence: Tom Brady — one the most...

By JULIET / May 7, 2015

Political Calculus: What Betting Markets Tell Us About Britain’s Election

The traditional two-party system is breaking down, which makes the outcome more uncertain, in this case...

By JUSTIN / May 6, 2015

Cuomo Moves to Raise Wages for New York Fast-Food Workers

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, in an Op-Ed article published by The New York Times, said he would direct the state...

By PATRICK / May 6, 2015

Rita Wilson Talks About Cancer Surgery and Returning to Broadway

Ms. Wilson has gone back to her role in “Fish in the Dark,” opposite Larry David, after a one-month...

By SARAH / May 6, 2015

Hillary Clinton to Court Donors for Super PAC

Hillary Rodham Clinton will begin personally courting donors for a super PAC supporting her candidacy,...

By MAGGIE / May 6, 2015

Premature Babies May Survive at 22 Weeks if Treated, Study Finds

While the odds of success are long, they are likely to intensify the decisions that parents and doctors...

By PAM / May 6, 2015


Philippine volcano Mount Bulusan, southeast of Manila, spews ash for the 2nd time in less than a week; no signs of imminent violent eruption, volcano expert says - @AP

Philippine volcano Mount Bulusan, southeast of Manila, spews ash for the 2nd time in less than a week;...

By Jillian / May 7, 2015

Georgia Sheriff Charged in Shooting of Real Estate Agent

Georgia sheriff charged with reckless conduct in shooting of real estate agent at model home

By ABC / May 7, 2015

Agriculture Gets a Pass Again in New Water Rules

Farmers exempt from restrictions despite criticism.

By ABC / May 6, 2015

The Hamburglar Is Dead; Long Live the Hamburglar

Once upon a time, the Hamburglar was a teeny tiny scoundrel with red hair and a cheeky snaggle tooth,...

By Sophie / 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

Relief Teams Bring Smiles to Nepal amid Trauma

The death toll from the massive earthquake in Nepal is now above 7,600 and climbing.

By / May 6, 2015

The Pentagon Gets Two New Top Generals

On Tuesday, President Obama nominated Marine General Joseph Dunford and Air Force General Paul Selva...

By Adam / May 5, 2015

Why Warren Buffett Is Torn on the Minimum Wage

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

By Bourree / 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


'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


Donning a speedo for a history lesson

By / May 7, 2015

Ernie Johnson gives Emmy to Stuart Scott's daughters

Turner Sports broadcaster Ernie Johnson gives his sports Emmy to Stuart Scott's daughters. Scott, a veteran...

By / May 7, 2015

Key witness in Michael Brown case arrested

Police have arrested Dorian Johnson, the man who was walking with Michael Brown when he was fatally shot...

By / May 7, 2015

How do tornadoes form?

CNN meteorologist Jennifer Gray explains how tornadoes form and why they are one of the most dangerous...

By / May 7, 2015

Classic cars headed for auction after 40 years in barn

A car collector in Texas has kept five pre-WWII cars in his barn since the 1970's. Now they're expected...

By / May 7, 2015

Freddie Gray's knife: Legal?

Attorneys for two of the officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray have filed motions to inspect...

By / May 6, 2015

Hero with handgun took out attackers wielding rifles

It wasn't a fair fight.

By / May 6, 2015

Tornadoes in Okla., Kansas

Severe storms forming in the Midwest threatened parts of Oklahoma and Kansas on Wednesday, forecasters...

By / May 6, 2015

Where You Grow Up Has a Big Effect on How Much You Earn As An Adult

It's pretty obvious that where you live as an adult has a major impact on your financial situation....

By AJ / May 6, 2015

Boy, 5, handcuffed, put in cop car

CNN affiliate WWNY reports that a 5-year-old boy was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a police...

By / May 6, 2015

Did Ashton Kutcher just win Mother's Day?

He may be a superstar, but when it comes to his mother, Ashton Kutcher is just like the rest of us. ...

By / May 6, 2015

Netanyahu forms coalition

[Breaking news alert, posted at 4:24 p.m. ET Wednesday]

By / May 6, 2015