Ferguson Grows Calmer, but Tensions Remain

As the Missouri National Guard bolstered its presence and the police became more assertive, law enforcement...

November 26, 2014

A New Business Strategy: Treating Employees Well

NORWICH, Vt.–Call centers are not, typically, very happy places–especially around the holidays. Workers...

November 26, 2014

Today in Politics

The potential political costs of the civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo.; speculation about Chuck Hagel’s...

November 26, 2014


News: Latest Updates: Protests Nationwide as More Troops Are Called to Ferguson

More arrests were made overnight as protests also spread around the country. In an effort to quell violence...

November 26, 2014

There's a Better Way to Board Planes

‘Tis the season for airplane travel. We may be looking forward to getting where we’re going, but most...

November 26, 2014

City Room: New York Today: Snow Snarl

Wednesday and Thanksgiving: A wintry mess, especially north and west, but less snow in the city.

November 26, 2014


Latest News: Ferguson Protests, Ozone Emissions, Thanksgiving Turkey

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

November 26, 2014

Report Faults New York City Hall for Closed-Door Meeting

An investigative report cited miscommunications between the mayor’s office and the Department of Education...

November 26, 2014

Listening Post: For Former Embassy Hostages, a Special Interest in Iran Talks

For the 39 Americans still alive who were held captive in Tehran for 444 days from 1979 to 1981, there...

November 26, 2014


 

What's Next for the Democrats?

I was talking to Ted Strickland, the former governor of Ohio, when Nick Hanauer approached. "What did you call...

November 26, 2014

The Case for Policing Reform Is Much Bigger Than Michael Brown

As a longtime proponent of sweeping reforms to the criminal justice system, I'm extremely apprehensive...

November 26, 2014

Phoenix Hospital Chief Sacked in VA Scandal

The Department of Veterans Affairs has officially terminated Sharon Helman, the director of the hospital...

November 26, 2014


How the Pilgrims and Reformation Formed America

We know the Pilgrims became some of America's first English settlers. But what else about these Christians...

November 26, 2014

How to Land an Airplane, If You're Blind

I spent much of this afternoon flying a small airplane, with my wife Deb. The idea (after closing an article)...

November 26, 2014

No Indictment

After nearly three months of investigation and deliberation, a St. Louis County grand jury declined to indict...

November 25, 2014


 

Messi breaks goal-scoring record

Another day, another record broken.

November 26, 2014

Matchmaking for fake marriages

CNN's Kristie Lu Stout has a preview of the unique aspect of being gay in China.

November 26, 2014

Look at me! 21 selfies of the week

November 26, 2014


Fan goes home with Garth Brooks' guitar

A fan caught Garth Brooks' guitar during a show, but was it intended for "American Idol" winner Scotty...

November 26, 2014

Whistle-blower: Why I took on FIFA

She was once one of the most powerful women in Australian sport -- until she clashed with the men who run world...

November 26, 2014

Poll: Immigration plan liked, method not

President Barack Obama's policy of halting deportations for the undocumented parents of children born...

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

Black Girls Stand a Better Chance in STEM

Little girls are often told they can be anything they want to be. Some dream of being astronauts or exploring...

November 24, 2014

The Ship Breakers

Modern steel-hulled ships are built to last for several decades at sea before repair becomes uneconomical....

November 24, 2014


Should the U.S. Make Standardized Tests Harder?

With opposition to the new Common Core State Standards and the assessments linked to them reaching a fever...

November 24, 2014

You Can't Educate People Into Believing in Evolution

If, as a great philosopher once said, "life's a bitch and then you die," what's the point of debating...

November 23, 2014

Can You Learn Nanotechnology Online?

You may remember 2012 as the year Whitney Houston died, or when you donated all that money to the effort...

November 22, 2014