Family Wants Officer Prosecuted for Scuffle With Man, 76

Family of man, 76, wants Texas police officer prosecuted for scuffle, use of stun gun

December 19, 2014

Police Sketch of Meteorologist Shooting Suspect Released

Investigators release sketch of man suspected of shooting Central Texas meteorologist

December 19, 2014

Secret Service, Stretched Too Thin, Needs More Agents, Report Says

The report released by the Department of Homeland Security also said the next director should come from...

December 18, 2014


The Diplomatic Life: It's Not All Striped Trousers and Sips of Tea

Yesterday I did a brief compare-and-contrast on the U.S. decision to normalize relations with the People's...

December 18, 2014

In Twist, Tenant Who Was Forced Out Will Displace One Who Moved In

As a result of a precedent-setting decision, Tranquilina Alvillar will soon be able to return to the Brooklyn...

December 18, 2014

2 States Challenge Colorado Marijuana Legalization

Nebraska and Oklahoma on Thursday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare Colorado's legalization of marijuana...

December 18, 2014


Chaos Erupts in Kenya Parliament Over Counterterrorism Bill

Lawmakers tussled with one another on Thursday, when a measure was passed giving more power to the security...

December 18, 2014

Backed by U.S. Airstrikes, Kurds Regain Ground From ISIS

The two-day offensive, which involved 8,000 Kurdish fighters, was the largest one to date in the war against...

December 18, 2014

Dow Gains 400 Points as Market Extends Rally

The market appeared to build on its surge from the day before, when the Federal Reserve indicated it was in no rush...

December 18, 2014


 

The White House Needs a Bigger Fence

Fence-jumpers beware: The protective barrier around the White House is likely about to get higher and more...

December 18, 2014

The Limits of Obama's Clemency

Few presidential powers are as unconstrained as the pardon. Neither Congress nor the courts need be consulted,...

December 18, 2014

Bleeding the IRS Will Make the Tax System Worse

The "Cromnibus" spending bill enacted last week has received its share of brickbats, mostly over the Citigroup-written...

December 18, 2014


'War on Christmas' Hitting the Hoosier State

The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana is filing a lawsuit over a nativity scene in the town of Brookeville,...

December 18, 2014

Ark Theme Park Builders Fight for Tax Incentives

In Williamstown, Kentucky, the battle over the Ark Encounter theme park appears to be heating up.  

December 18, 2014

Obama Just Ended the Stupidest Part of U.S. Foreign Policy

For at least 35 years, the U.S. embargo on diplomatic or commercial dealings with Cuba has been the single...

December 17, 2014


 

Opinion: How to win the cyberwar

A quote often attributed to Leon Trotsky reads, "You may not be interested in war, but war is interested...

December 19, 2014

Now will there be cybersecurity law?

White House Economic Council Director Jeff Zients pointed fingers at Congress on Thursday for not acting...

December 19, 2014

Funny or Die spoofs 'Serial' podcast

The podcast sensation of the year finally reaches its climax. For more go to funnyordie.com.

December 19, 2014


Sony hackers stole administrator's ID

Investigators have evidence that hackers stole the computer credentials of a top-level systems administrator...

December 19, 2014

Secret Service stretched 'beyond limits'

The Secret Service is stretched "beyond its limits" and needs more training, more staff and a director...

December 18, 2014

Obama sheds his Clark Kent duds

President Obama has been using his executive powers aggressively, despite midterm losses, says Gloria...

December 18, 2014


 

Students Are Bankrolling Public Colleges Now More Than Ever Before

Thanks to state and federal grants, public colleges and universities have historically been the most...

December 18, 2014

Mythbusters: Teaching Through Wonder—and Failure

When I set out to write about unconventional educators, the first person on my wish list was Adam Savage....

December 18, 2014

Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

National Geographic Magazine just announce the winners of this year's photo contest. The Grand Prize...

December 18, 2014


Will Malaysia's Bold Education Goals Help It Become a Developed Nation?

Malaysia has only been independent from Britain since 1957, but its trajectory towards development has been...

December 18, 2014

Terrorist Attacks on Schools Have Soared in the Past 10 Years

Tuesday’s attack on an army-run school in Peshawar, which claimed the lives of 132 children and nine...

December 17, 2014

After Pakistan Attack, 'the Smallest Coffins Are the Heaviest'

Yesterday morning, seven militants from the Pakistani Taliban entered a school in Peshawar, Pakistan,...

December 17, 2014


When Helping Rape Victims Hurts a College’s Reputation

The day after Rolling Stone published its now-notorious feature about a gruesome fraternity gang rape...

December 17, 2014

Pakistan's Blackest Day

This morning, I awoke to images of the same school uniform I wore as a kid cloaking dead and bloodied...

December 17, 2014

Is the SAT an Exam Only Rich Kids Can Game?

I scored a perfect 1600 when I took the SAT in 2004. A year after graduating from Princeton, I founded...

December 16, 2014