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 / May 23, 2015

The United States Was Right to Fight in Iraq

William Kristol, USA TodayWe were right to invade Iraq in 2003 to remove Saddam Hussein, and to complete...

By William / May 22, 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

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

A Kentucky Election That's Too Close to Call?

Matt Bevin may have won Kentucky’s Republican primary for governor on Tuesday night. Out of more than...

By Russell / May 20, 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

Obama's Missing Police-Reform Proposal

President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing released its final, 116-page report on Monday...

By Russell / May 18, 2015

The Texas Biker-Gang Massacre

Scores of bikers gathered at a bar-restaurant Sunday in Waco, Texas. Expecting trouble, a dozen police...

By Conor / May 18, 2015

How Fox News Is (Still) Hurting the Republicans

Let me recommend for your weekend reading, or for your weekday reading if you’re seeing it then, a detailed...

By James / May 17, 2015


In Early Vote Count, Ireland Appears Headed Toward Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

Opinion polls and high turnout in urban areas favored a yes vote on the referendum, which would make...

By DANNY / May 23, 2015

NY fracking ban poised to take effect, critics say state giving up thousands of jobs

By Fox / May 23, 2015

In Early Vote Count, Ireland Appears Headed Toward Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage

Opinion polls and high turnout in urban areas favored a yes vote on the referendum, which would make...

By DANNY / May 23, 2015

Senate Blocks Bill on N.S.A. Surveillance

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

By THE / May 23, 2015

Rangers 5, Lightning 1: Same Characters, Improved Script as Rangers Crush Lightning

Rick Nash scored two goals, Martin St. Louis added one and Tampa Bay’s dangerous first line did not score...

By BEN / May 23, 2015

New Jersey Drivers Don’t Pump Gas and Don’t Intend To

For 70 years, New Jersey has banned self-serve gas stations and most residents want it to stay that way.

By KATE / May 23, 2015

More Than One Attacker Is Suspected in Killings of 4 in Washington

Investigators said Darron D. Wint, charged in the killings of four people, stayed ahead of a police search...

By RICHARD / May 23, 2015

40 Are Killed in Gun Battle in Mexico

Most of the dead were civilians in a confrontation after the ambush of a police convoy in an area known...

By RANDAL / May 23, 2015

G.O.P. Candidates Take Tougher Tone at Forum

In Oklahoma City, Republican presidential hopefuls — including Jeb Bush and Govs. Scott Walker and Chris...

By JONATHAN / 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

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says Senate to reconvene May 31 after mutliple attempts to pass Patriot Act extensions fail; provisions in Patriot Act set to expire June 1 - @ChadPergram

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says Senate to reconvene May 31 after mutliple attempts...

By Jimmy / May 23, 2015

Cartel Surveillance Cameras Found in Mexican Border City

Drug cartel's surveillance cameras tapped electricity, Internet in Mexican border city

By ABC / May 22, 2015

Biden Discusses Asia-Pacific Region at Navy Graduation

Biden emphasizes importance of Asia-Pacific region at Naval Academy commissioning ceremony

By ABC / May 22, 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

Lower level of NYC's Grand Central Terminal reopens, as police investigation into suspicious package continues - @MTA

Lower level of NYC's Grand Central Terminal reopens, as police investigation into suspicious package...

By Tricia / 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

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 / May 22, 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


First lady's workout is a knockout

As part of her "Gimme Five" fitness campaign, first lady Michelle Obama tweeted a video of five exercises...

By / May 23, 2015

What vets really think of your weekend plans

As a wounded veteran who served two tours in Iraq, I've been asked to give speeches at Memorial Day celebrations....

By / May 23, 2015

40-pound woman's desperate plea goes viral

Rachael Farrokh is 5'7" and weighs 40 pounds. After battling anorexia for 10 years, she posted a plea...

By / May 23, 2015

Dash cam shows deadly plane crash on highway

New police dash cam video shows the aftermath of a deadly plane crash on an Atlanta-area highway earlier...

By / May 23, 2015

Violence sparks state of emergency in Peru

Peru declared a state of emergency in two provinces after protests against a mining project turned violent...

By / May 23, 2015

D.C. Police chief on quadruple killing investigation

Washington, D.C., Chief Cathy Lanier tells CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper" the latest details on the quadruple...

By / May 23, 2015

Tension high as bikers rally

Dozens of motorcycle rallies will take place nationwide this weekend amid tight security after a biker...

By / May 23, 2015

ISIS says it bombed Saudi mosque; 21 reported dead

A suicide bomber detonated himself at a Shiite mosque Friday in the predominantly Sunni kingdom of Saudi...

By / May 23, 2015

Senate blocks bills to extend NSA spy program

Opponents of the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data successfully blocked multiple...

By / May 23, 2015

Woman who escaped months in box found slain

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

By / May 23, 2015

Officials: Biker gangs target cops

Texas law enforcement officials are investigating what they say are new threats against officers from...

By / May 23, 2015

Cost of war continues long after fighting is done

This will be the second Memorial Day since my buddy from the Marine Corps committed suicide June 2013. ...

By / May 23, 2015