Housing Agency Squandered Chances for $692 Million in Federal Money, Audit Says

The city public housing authority squandered opportunities to obtain the money by failing to follow up on its own plans...

December 18, 2014

Colombian Rebels Call Unilateral Truce

Colombia’s largest guerrilla group declared on Wednesday that it was about to begin an indefinite,...

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


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

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

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


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

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


 

New Documents Show the US Called Waterboarding Torture During World War II

Decades before it started waterboarding terrorism suspects, the US government had dramatically different...

December 18, 2014

Jeb Bush Wants a Tougher Cuban Embargo

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush—the first Republican to declare an official interest in becoming...

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

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


 

Putin: 'The bear never asks permission'

Have no fear, Vladimir Putin is here. That seems to be the message in an epic promo released ahead of the Russian...

December 18, 2014

Selma protesters invoke Ferguson

The chants of protest heard across America in recent weeks echoed Wednesday in the small city where the civil...

December 18, 2014

Analyst: We underestimated them

As the United States gets ready to blame the Sony hack on North Korea, a troublesome question is emerging:...

December 18, 2014


Violent turbulence caught on video

An American Airlines plane is diverted after several passengers and crew were injured by turbulence during...

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 18, 2014

Lost weight lately? You breathed it out

Where does your body fat go when you lose it?        

December 17, 2014


 

A smart California tax bill points the way to needed reform

He's a freshman state senator showing no fear, no hesitation and seemingly no political sense. His first...

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

What does video from the new LAPD body camera look like? Check it out here

Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Tuesday that the city was purchasing 7,000 body cameras for its police...

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