Nonemployed: A Big Safety Net and Strong Job Market Can Coexist. Just Ask Scandinavia.

Sweden, Denmark and Norway may have a lesson for the United States. Their welfare benefits make it easier...

December 17, 2014

Well: How Exercise Changes Our DNA

Exercise, a new study finds, changes the shape and functioning our genes, an important step on the way to improved...

December 17, 2014

DealBook: A Steep Slide in Law School Enrollment Accelerates

The 37,924 full- and part-time students who started classes this fall represent a 30 percent decline...

December 17, 2014


Ex-Captain at Rikers Is Found Guilty of Civil Rights Violation in Inmate’s Death

Terrence Pendergrass could serve up to 10 years in prison for refusing to seek medical help for a Rikers...

December 17, 2014

Why Congress Gave In to Medical Marijuana

Congress may have tried to stop residents of the nation's capital from being able to light up joints...

December 17, 2014

Why Gun-Control Advocates Lie About Guns

Charles Cooke, NROAngered by the news that American voters are now more supportive of the Second Amendment...

December 17, 2014


The Trouble With Democrats

Eric Alterman, The NationThe Obama presidency has been a devil’s bargain for Democrats. Despite...

December 17, 2014

Owners of Chemical Company Charged in Elk River Spill

Four owners and operators of Freedom Industries are charged in the January leak that cut off drinking...

December 17, 2014

The Sticky Floor: Why the Gender-Wage Gap Is Lowest for the Worst-Paying Jobs

"The average full-time working woman earns just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns." That is the one-dimensional...

December 17, 2014


 

When Cops Don't Know the Law

My primary emotion when I think of law-enforcement officers is profound gratitude that they did not shoot...

December 17, 2014

When Chicago Tortured

In response to the CIA torture report, President Obama stated that torture was "contrary to who we are."...

December 17, 2014

The Spirited and Strange Lawmakers Leaving Congress

Every two years around this time, the halls of Congress are crowded with boxes, as departing lawmakers...

December 16, 2014


The Long Stretch Home

Finally it is time for a report on Day 4 of our cross-country trip for our American Futures project....

December 16, 2014

The Dynasties of 2016

Perhaps George Santayana was wrong: Today’s Americans know their history well enough—and if they...

December 16, 2014

John Yoo: If the Torture Report Is True, CIA Officers Are at Legal Risk

The debate over the CIA interrogation program pits critics who insist illegal torture took place against...

December 16, 2014


 

Watch thieves steal Barbie's corvette

Police bust shoplifting "heart attack" scam. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on some heart-stopping shopping. ...

December 18, 2014

Obama: 'Go to the movies'

President Barack Obama says Americans should "go to the movies" without fear, despite hackers' threats...

December 18, 2014

Blind boy's cane taken by bus driver

Parents are outraged after they say their blind son's cane was taken away from him by a school bus driver....

December 18, 2014


Long history

Just 90 miles away, Cuba inevitably shares a long history with the United States, from conquistadors...

December 18, 2014

When can you visit Cuba and buy cigars?

The end of the 50-year freeze in diplomatic relations with Cuba will mean many more U.S. travelers could...

December 17, 2014

Will Obama go?

President Barack Obama could be among the Americans traveling to Cuba now that restrictions on passage...

December 17, 2014


 

Obama's immigration action addresses 'huge' uncertainty for many students

President Obama's executive action not only expands the number of students who can apply for deferred...

December 17, 2014

EPA chief Gina McCarthy to GOP Congress: bring it on (+video)

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday that Americans want President Obama to take action on climate...

December 17, 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

Evangelical Colleges: Unlikely Allies in #BlackLivesMatter

Responses to the non-indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in the death of 18 year-old Michael Brown have...

December 16, 2014

The Plight of Being a Gay Teacher

Very early in his career teaching in New York, Glenn Bunger witnessed a student getting called "faggot"...

December 16, 2014