Editor's note: The New York Times says Boris Nemtsov, killed Friday, left the Duma, Russia’s Parliament, in 2003. Since then, he has founded and led a number of opposition parties and organizations, the latest being the Republican Party of Russia – People’s Freedom Party. - Tom

Editor's note: The New York Times says Boris Nemtsov, killed Friday, left the Duma, Russia’s Parliament,...

February 27, 2015

3-week Department of Homeland Security funding bill fails in the House, 203-224; next steps unclear ahead of midnight shutdown deadline - @frankthorpNBC

3-week Department of Homeland Security funding bill fails in the House, 203-224; next steps unclear ahead...

February 27, 2015

Editor's note: Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was slain in Moscow on Friday, was a former deputy prime minister under President Boris Yeltsin. At one point he was considered a likely presidential candidate, Sputnik News reports. - Stephanie

Editor's note: Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was slain in Moscow on Friday, was a former...

February 27, 2015


HIV outbreak in Southeast Indiana continues to grow, health officials say; outbreak linked to injection drug abuse of prescription drug Opana - @WTHRcom

HIV outbreak in Southeast Indiana continues to grow, health officials say; outbreak linked to injection...

February 27, 2015

Russian politician Boris Nemtsov, a critic of Vladimir Putin, shot dead in Moscow - @RT_com, @tass_agency, @interfax_news

Russian politician Boris Nemtsov, a critic of Vladimir Putin, shot dead in Moscow - @RT_com, @tass_agency,...

February 27, 2015

Reports: Russian politician Boris Nemtsov, a critic of Vladimir Putin, has been slain - @lifenews_ru, @interfax_news

Reports: Russian politician Boris Nemtsov, a critic of Vladimir Putin, has been slain - @lifenews_ru,...

February 27, 2015


House begins voting on 3-week stopgap measure to fund Department of Homeland Security - @NBCNews

House begins voting on 3-week stopgap measure to fund Department of Homeland Security - @NBCNews

February 27, 2015

Editor's note: Seeing multiple tweets that Boris Nemtsov, a leader of Solidarnost movement and a critic of President Vladimir Putin has been slain. Seeking confirmation. - Tom

Editor's note: Seeing multiple tweets that Boris Nemtsov, a leader of Solidarnost movement and a critic...

February 27, 2015

Editor's note: The New York Times notes that the average temperature for February is around 24 degrees. What's more, the month is likely to be the coldest recorded February in New York City since 1934. - Tom

Editor's note: The New York Times notes that the average temperature for February is around 24 degrees....

February 27, 2015


Actor George Takei tweets a tribute to Leonard Nimoy: 'Rest in peace with the stars, my dear friend' - @GeorgeTakei

Actor George Takei tweets a tribute to Leonard Nimoy: 'Rest in peace with the stars, my dear friend'...

February 27, 2015

US House vote sequence starts around 4:30 pm ET; final passage on DHS 3-week stopgap bill is the second in a series. - @ChadPergram

US House vote sequence starts around 4:30 pm ET; final passage on DHS 3-week stopgap bill is the second...

February 27, 2015

Photo: A teen was struck by a SEPTA bus in the Olney neighborhood of Philadelphia - @NBCPhiladelphia

Photo: A teen was struck by a SEPTA bus in the Olney neighborhood of Philadelphia - @NBCPhiladelphia

February 27, 2015


 

California, GOP on same page in bid to curb U.S. role in schools reform

California may be a blue state, but a Republican-led effort to scale back federal intervention in educational...

February 27, 2015

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber pressured to resign over 'first lady' scandal (+video)

Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber’s fiancée Cylvia Hayes, who serves as the state’s first lady, faces charges...

February 27, 2015

How to Acknowledge a Shameful Past

I grew up in a small, rural Virginia town where white leaders closed the public schools rather than allow...

February 27, 2015


High-density development on voters' radar in L.A.'s Council District 6

Jim Stein stands before a wooded lot across from Birmingham High School and describes a 187-unit apartment...

February 27, 2015

Why judge's pension ruling is blow to Christie's political brand

Gov. Chris Christie's 2011 pension reform helped make him a national figure. But a judge's ruling that...

February 27, 2015

How Education Shaped Communist Cuba

F is for Fidel, Y is for Yanqui. This mantra used for teaching the alphabet in revolutionary Cuba shows...

February 26, 2015


A Year of War Completely Destroyed the Donetsk Airport (35 photos)

In Donetsk, in eastern Ukraine, the Sergey Prokofiev International Airport has been reduced from a modern...

February 26, 2015

A Second Chance: Education's Role in Reversing Mass Incarceration

The American Journal of Men’s Health published a study this month titled "I Want a Second Chance" that...

February 26, 2015

A Tale of Two Pre-Ks

In his campaign for mayor in 2013, Bill de Blasio committed to creating a free full-day preschool program...

February 25, 2015


 

Senate passes clean DHS bill

House Speaker John Boehner has been here before -- wedged between his hard-right flank and the Senate. ...

February 27, 2015

Earth Is Not a God

Jerry Weinberger, City Journal...

February 27, 2015

The Powers Behind the FCC's Muscling of the Internet

John Fund, NRO...

February 27, 2015


The Greatest (Party) Generation

Dave Barry, Wall Street JournalLooking back, I think my parents had more fun than I did.That’s...

February 27, 2015

Jonathan Gruber Had to Go

February 27, 2015

What's Lost With Only 2 Children Per Family

Andrew Yuengert, FederalistA mainland Chinese student visited my office last week, asking for a letter...

February 27, 2015