Swiss Central Bank to Adopt a Negative Interest Rate

The Swiss National Bank acted as the crisis in Russia and plummeting oil prices caused a sharp correction...

December 18, 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 18, 2014

In Miami, Astonishment Over Action and Disagreement Over Cuba News

In a city with more Cubans than anywhere but Cuba, what some see as wrongheaded others see as overdue.

December 18, 2014


Horror Paralyzes Pakistan After a Methodical Slaughter

With flags at half-staff and businesses shuttered, Pakistanis seemed to be trapped between grief, anger...

December 18, 2014

Secret Santa Pays off $50,000 in Layaways for 100 Cash-Strapped Walmart Customers

An anonymous donor surprised 100 Walmart customers recently after paying off their layaway balances to the tune...

December 17, 2014

Jodi Arias Sentencing Retrial Update: Court Reveals Reason Arias Refused to Testify in Public

Testimony has resumed in the sentencing retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after a weeklong break.

December 17, 2014


Do Americans Actually Enjoy Giving Gifts?

By this point, those who are very organized (or those who celebrate Hanukkah) have probably finished...

December 17, 2014

Americans Are Ready to End the Cuban Embargo

President Obama is expected to announce on Wednesday that the U.S. will take major steps toward normalizing...

December 17, 2014

The 'Ticking Time-Bomb' Defense of Torture Is Evasive and Irrelevant

In the immediate aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, when almost no one had pondered the possibility...

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

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

Marco Rubio's Cuban Conundrum

If you were watching the television coverage Wednesday of President Obama's historic shift on Cuba policy,...

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

Jeb Bush's Presidential Hopes: Bad News for Hillary

Tuesday was a good day in presidential politics for Republicans—but not for the reason you might first...

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


 

Even after storms, Calif. in drought

About 11 trillion gallons of rain, or nearly 17 million Olympic swimming pools full.

December 18, 2014

Officials: Boko Haram kidnaps 185

Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped at least 185 women and children, and killed 32 people in a raid in northeastern...

December 18, 2014

Putin: Russian military not in Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia is ready to mediate in the Ukraine crisis and denied...

December 18, 2014


Sony hack surprises analyst

North Korea denies it's behind threats that caused Sony to shelve its movie, but an expert says, "they're...

December 18, 2014

Bizarre promo

State TV has released a Hollywood-like trailer for Russian President Putin's upcoming speech. CNN's Jim Clancy...

December 18, 2014

Putin: 'The bear never asks permission'

Russian President Vladimir Putin is giving his annual speech and press conference, and state media promoted...

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

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


Vulnerable in the Field: Sex Assault Is Common Among Scientists

When she was a graduate student, geobiologist A. Hope Jahren planned to study a little-understood body...

December 15, 2014

No, It’s Not Gentrification—It’s Something Else

My stint with higher education began at a massive public institution—the University of Illinois—where...

December 15, 2014

Where Teens Have the Most Homework

Teens in Shanghai spend 14 hours a week on homework, while students in Finland spend only three. And although...

December 13, 2014