White Collar Watch: Foreign Bribery Cases That Can Drag On and On

An overseas bribery inquiry involving Avon shows how long winding such cases can be, and how the costs...

December 22, 2014

Counting Calories: A Dispute Over Portion Size at Olive Garden

A hedge fund that owns a stake in the parent company of the restaurant chain wants a shift toward smaller...

December 22, 2014

Airbus Delivers First A350 to Qatar Airways

Airbus has delivered its first A350 twin-engine jetliner to Qatar Airways, capping a $15 billion dollar...

December 22, 2014


Rosneft, Morgan Stanley Oil Business Deal Collapses

Rosneft’s planned acquisition of Morgan Stanley’s oil-trading and storage business has collapsed...

December 22, 2014

Former Milwaukee Police Officer Won’t Be Charged in Death of Black Man in Park

The Milwaukee district attorney found that the white officer, since fired, had acted in self-defense...

December 22, 2014

NYPD Officers Shot and Killed; Victim Revealed as Christian Chaplain in Training; President of Chaplain Task Force Says Officer Viewed Job as Ministry

Officer Rafael Ramos was passionate about serving God and saw his work as a police officer as a form...

December 22, 2014


Blue Lives Matter

The reactions to the murders of two New York police officers this weekend have been mostly uniform in their...

December 22, 2014

Tarpon Springs Officer, Former Member of NYPD, Shot and Ran Over in Florida

Tarpon Springs officer Charles Kondek, 45, was killed on Sunday, after a 23-year-old man shot him and then...

December 22, 2014

Spain’s Princess Cristina to Stand Trial on Tax Fraud Charges

Cristina de Borbon, sister of Spain’s King Felipe VI and sixth in line to the throne, will be the first...

December 22, 2014


 

White Christmas, Black Christmas

Now to the Lord sing praises, All you within this place, And with true love and brotherhood Each other...

December 22, 2014

The Importance of Treating NYPD Officers as Individuals

At 28-years-old, Ismaaiyl Brinsley had been arrested 19 times and served 2 years in prison. On Saturday,...

December 22, 2014

A Majority of Cop Killers Have Been White

As officials continue to investigate Saturday's tragic killing of two NYPD officers, Wenjian Liu and Rafael...

December 22, 2014


When Kids Stop Believing in Santa

Earlier this week, a woman wrote in to Slate's Dear Prudence advice chat asking whether it's considered...

December 21, 2014

Sean Penn on Sony Pulling "The Interview": This Sends ISIS an "Invitation"

Actor and activist Sean Penn, no surprise, has some thoughts about the Sony hacking and the movie studio's...

December 19, 2014

The Alarming Research Behind New York's Fracking Ban

The battle over untapped natural gas in New York State appears to have reached its end. Following an extensive...

December 19, 2014


 

Critics slam de Blasio

The shootings of two police officers in Brooklyn have shined a harsh spotlight on New York Mayor Bill...

December 22, 2014

Airbus A350 XWB

The wait is finally over for aviation fanatics wanting to book a flight aboard the Airbus A350 XWB. ...

December 22, 2014

2016 long shots think they can win?

No one knows your name so here's an idea: why not run for President?

December 22, 2014


'Christmas Vacation': Where are they now?

December 22, 2014

Glasgow crash

A number of people have died after a rubbish truck collided with pedestrians in the center of the Scottish...

December 22, 2014

Will bad weather spoil holiday?

If you haven't reached your holiday destination yet -- beware. CNN's Jennifer Gray says weather may slow...

December 22, 2014


 

Wasting Time on the Internet 101

Next semester Kenneth Goldsmith wants his students to spend class time watching YouTube videos, liking...

December 22, 2014

A Rural High School with a 21st Century Outlook

I visited Winters High School in Winters, CA on a whiplash rainy day in early December. The so-called...

December 20, 2014

The Problem With Praising Famous Scientists

In 1911, Albert Einstein penned a letter to Marie Curie in which he told her to stay strong in the face...

December 20, 2014


The Anti-Plagiarism Machine

Every day, researchers add hundreds of new papers to ArXiv, the massive public database of scientific...

December 19, 2014

Time's Up for 'Timeout'

At the end of a gravel road in the Chippewa National Forest of northern Minnesota, a group of camp counselors...

December 19, 2014

Photos of the Week: 12/13-12/19

This week we have Santa Claus on a zip line in Brazil, a replica White House in Erbil, Iraq, freezing...

December 19, 2014


Orange Is the New Class

The show is as riveting as it is enlightening, humorous as it is dark. From its raw lesbianism and gnawing...

December 19, 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