Recollections of Blood and Heartbreak on Second Day of Testimony in Boston

On the second day of testimony in the Boston Marathon bombing trial, survivors, emergency workers and the father...

March 6, 2015

Google Snubs Robotics Rivals

Google is the hottest company in the robotics business, but it wants no part of a Pentagon-backed robot-building...

March 5, 2015

Military Recognizes WikiLeaks Defendant Manning as a Woman

Military court recognizes transgender WikiLeaks defendant Chelsea Manning as a woman

March 5, 2015


Rogers Strong in Yankees' 2-1 Win Against Pirates

Rogers looks sharp, Austin hits go-ahead home run in Yankees' win over Pirates

March 5, 2015

80-Foot-Tall Jesus Hot Air Balloon to Lift Off This Easter Season

A mammoth hot air balloon featuring the painting of a smiling Jesus Christ will ascend to the skies of western...

March 5, 2015

The Gangsters of Ferguson

Yesterday the Justice Department released the results of a long and thorough investigation into the killing...

March 5, 2015


Blast hits meeting attended by senior Nusra Front members; general military commander believed to be wounded, per sources in Syria - @Reuters

Blast hits meeting attended by senior Nusra Front members; general military commander believed to be wounded,...

March 5, 2015

Police arrest man after he pointed gun at teller at University District, Seattle, bank, and told her to call 911 - @SeattlePD

Police arrest man after he pointed gun at teller at University District, Seattle, bank, and told her to call...

March 5, 2015

Photo: Capitol Dome is barely visible as snow comes down in Washington, DC - @EmilySBooker

Photo: Capitol Dome is barely visible as snow comes down in Washington, DC - @EmilySBooker

March 5, 2015


Police: 3rd victim of San Bernardino, Calif., nightclub shooting has died; 4 others injured - @abc7

Police: 3rd victim of San Bernardino, Calif., nightclub shooting has died; 4 others injured - @abc7

March 5, 2015

Pennsylvania Turnpike closed westbound at Valley Forge Interchange due to snow - @NBCPhiladelphia

Pennsylvania Turnpike closed westbound at Valley Forge Interchange due to snow - @NBCPhiladelphia

March 5, 2015

Officials say 2 people in truck were severely injured in crash involving school bus, car and box truck in Douglas County, Wash - @seattletimes

Officials say 2 people in truck were severely injured in crash involving school bus, car and box truck...

March 5, 2015


 

Bill O'Reilly claims false, admits Fox News: Why that won't hurt him at Fox

Fox News admits that Bill O'Reilly didn't actually see 'guys gun down nuns in El Salvador' or witness...

March 6, 2015

Chiropractors lobby against bill ending belief exemptions for vaccines

Legislation that would do away with personal-belief exemptions for childhood vaccines, filed in response...

March 5, 2015

The Symmetry and Shapes of Makha Bucha at Wat Dhammakaya Temple (18 photos)

Thousands of Buddhists gathered at Thailand's Wat Dhammakaya Temple on Wednesday to observe Makha...

March 5, 2015


Sen. Barbara Mikulski retiring: Will Martin O'Malley run? (+video)

Barbara Mikulski, the longest-serving female senator in US history, has been a legislative force in her home...

March 5, 2015

How to Solve the Diversity Problem at NYC’s Elite Public Schools

March is a nerveracking time for New York City’s public-school eighth graders. These 80,000 or so youngsters...

March 5, 2015

Why did Hillary Clinton rely on 'home-brew' e-mail server? (+video)

Reporters found that the computer server that handled Hillary Clinton’s e-mail during her tenure as secretary...

March 5, 2015


Digital Friendships

A defense of online friendship, published in The New Republic, argues that intimacy can be found...

March 5, 2015

L.A. City Council candidate prods opponent to shun outside spending

As she gears up for a possible runoff, Los Angeles City Council candidate Carolyn Ramsay is prodding...

March 5, 2015

Why I’m a Public-School Teacher but a Private-School Parent

Last week, I observed a high-school English class on a campus without bells. The school didn’t need...

March 4, 2015


 

Circus to stop using elephants

Blame Joshuah Purdy Brown. Or, if you prefer, P.T. Barnum.

March 6, 2015

Drone Pilots Are Quitting In Record Numbers

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. The US drone war across much of the Greater...

March 5, 2015

Meddling in Iran Talks Is Congress's Job

Stephen Carter, BloombergPut aside the overheated spat about the wisdom of inviting Israeli Prime Minister...

March 5, 2015


The Dilemmas of King v. Burwell

Ross Douthat, New York TimesI haven’t commented much on the issues at play in the latest Obamacare...

March 5, 2015

John Roberts Will Uphold Obamacare

Brent Budowksy, The HillIn this “friend of the court” column, I suggest with 90 percent confidence...

March 5, 2015

Churchill, The Iron Curtain, and the Perils of Poker

Carl Cannon, RCPOn this day in 1946, Winston Churchill made one of the most momentous speeches of the 20th...

March 5, 2015