Ferguson Protests Move to Retail Stores

Ferguson-related protests move to retail stores in St. Louis area, planned across nation

November 28, 2014

Death Row Inmate's Prison Food Complaint Rejected

Judge rejects complaint from condemned home invasion killer who says prison food isn't kosher

November 28, 2014

David Cameron Toughens Stance on Immigration in Britain

The prime minister said he would make Britain a less attractive place for European migrants to seek employment,...

November 28, 2014


Explosions Hit Worshipers in Northern Nigeria

Gunmen exploded bombs and opened fire at a mosque in Kano, killing at least 35 people, according to witnesses...

November 28, 2014

Amid Turmoil, Michigan Seeks to Balance Athletics and Academics

Michigan must beat its biggest rival, Ohio State, on Saturday to become eligible to play in a bowl game,...

November 28, 2014

New York Agencies Gear Up to Meet Demands of New Immigration Policy

The executive order on immigration is being seen by some officials and advocates as the biggest test...

November 28, 2014


Latest News: Black Friday, Phillip Hughes and P. D. James

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

November 28, 2014

Taliban Press Attacks Against Afghan Targets

Taliban insurgents continued a sudden pattern of intense assaults, another sign that the traditional...

November 28, 2014

Bargain Hunters Out in Force on Black Friday

Eager to make up for what has been a year of lackluster sales, retailers are offering eye-popping discounts...

November 28, 2014


 

Protesting Black Friday for Michael Brown

As millions of shoppers across the country marched to stores in search of post-Thanksgiving deals, demonstrators...

November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving in the Dust Bowl

Through the 1930s, a woman named Caroline Henderson wrote a popular series of articles for The Atlantic...

November 28, 2014

The Fading Spectacle of Black Friday

BlackFridayDeathCount.com keeps a running list of the casualties incurred by the rites and rituals of the day after...

November 27, 2014


The Meaning of Thanksgiving, as Told Through Cold War Propaganda

The Johnsons, a fictional Midwestern family, are in for a letdown one Thanksgiving in the 1950s. Expenses...

November 26, 2014

Barack Obama, Ferguson, and the Evidence of Things Unsaid

In a recent dispatch from Ferguson, Missouri, Jelani Cobb noted that President Obama's responses to "unpunished...

November 26, 2014

The Next Amnesty

President Obama’s executive action last week is only an interim step. More amnesty is coming, much...

November 26, 2014


 

Dangerous car stunts follow protests

So-called "sideshows," which can be very dangerous, have occurred in the Bay Area following protests...

November 28, 2014

Report: 3 die as Islamists protests

At least three people were killed at or near protests by Islamist demonstrators in Cairo, Egypt's state-run...

November 28, 2014

Losing our home gave us better life

There are two types of people in the world, separated by whether or not they have had "the moment." ...

November 28, 2014


Turkish President: Women not equal

The Turkish President says women cannot be treated as equals to men, and has accused feminists of rejecting...

November 28, 2014

Explosions hit mosque in Nigeria

Three explosions rocked a mosque in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Friday, worshipers there said. ...

November 28, 2014

Power outages hit Northeast

Storm-related power outages hit across the Northeast, leaving some chopping breadcrumbs by flashlight,...

November 28, 2014


 

Photos of the Week: 11/22-11/28

This week we have Black Fiday in the UK, a flood protection system in Venice, scenes from Ferguson, Missouri,...

November 28, 2014

How to Teach Kids to Be Grateful: Give Them Less

Kids who understand gratitude have better grades and are less likely to get depressed. This was the conclusion...

November 27, 2014

The Crackdown on Poor Teacher Training Programs

In 2011, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called it “laughable” that the majority of states...

November 27, 2014


The Failure of Tribal Schools

Breanne Lugar says the only reason she enrolled in college was so she could move away from the house...

November 26, 2014

Scenes from Nepal

Nepal, the "Roof of the World", is home to 27 million people, eight of the world's ten tallest mountains,...

November 26, 2014

Nudging College Students to Prevent Rape and Sexual Assault

In the summer of 1998, I carried a good friend off the roof of a UC Berkeley frat house. I didn't belong...

November 25, 2014


Was Moses a Founding Father?

Last Tuesday, the Texas State Board of Education held a public hearing to choose which new social studies...

November 25, 2014

Traveling Offers Lessons That U.S. Schools Fail to Provide

When I turned 15, my parents sent me alone on a one-month trip to Ecuador, the country where my father...

November 25, 2014

Violent Protests in Ferguson, Missouri

Last night, the decision of a St. Louis County grand jury to not indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren...

November 25, 2014