2 NYPD Officers Killed in 'Execution-Style' Shooting; Police Union Chief Blames Mayor, Protesters

A gunman ambushed and shot to death two New York City police officers before killing himself Saturday,...

December 21, 2014

Obama Sounds Triumphal Note at Start of Hawaii Vacation

Unlike in previous years, the start of President Obama’s family vacation to the oceanfront enclave...

December 21, 2014

US Claims ISIS Demoralized by Airstrikes; Militants Selling Christian Artifacts, Using Churches as Torture Chambers

While U.S. officials say Islamic State, or ISIS, has been demoralized by losses it has suffered in Iraq...

December 20, 2014


Cuba Isolationists Just Don't Get It

Sen. Rand Paul, TimeLet's hope cooler heads will ultimately prevail and we unleash a trade tsunami that...

December 20, 2014

Al Sharpton, Civil Rights Fraud

Michael Tracey, New York Daily NewsIt’s no great shock when Al Sharpton’s antics send white...

December 20, 2014

The U.S. Made $15 Billion From Bailouts

The Treasury Department announced on Friday morning that with the sale of its nearly 55 million remaining...

December 19, 2014


Republican Senators Aren't Sold on Jeb Bush

The 2016 presidential race began to heat up this week with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announcing...

December 19, 2014

Wall Street Needs to Calm Down and Take Some Deep Breaths

Punched walls, broken phones, thrown pens, and slammed doors. Those are all tactics allegedly employed...

December 19, 2014

M.F.A.s: An Increasingly Popular, Increasingly Bad Financial Decision

There's an argument that's gained traction in recent years in vastly different fields, and it's don't...

December 19, 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

Unbroken: POW Set to Capture Hearts on Big Screen

Louis Zamperini's incredible story of courage has captured hearts and minds around the world. Now the Olympian...

December 21, 2014

Testy Exchange Outside Hearing for Accused Boston Bomber

Jury selection begins January 5 for the accused Boston marathon bomber, Dzokar Tsarnaev. 

December 21, 2014


U.S. Releases Four Afghan Detainees From Guantanamo

Four Afghans who were held for more than a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay were...

December 20, 2014

North Korea Pleads Innocent to Hack

North Korea said on Saturday that U.S. accusations indicating it was involved in a cyberattack on Sony...

December 20, 2014

The Audacity of Scolding Sony

The accepted story of President Obama in the six weeks since the November elections is that he's been...

December 19, 2014


 

20 arrested at megamall

A choir of protests echoed through the country's quintessential megamall, when a few hundred demonstrators...

December 21, 2014

Police officer shot, killed in Florida

A police officer in Tarpon Springs, Florida, was shot and killed early Sunday, a sheriff's spokeswoman...

December 21, 2014

The ups and downs of 2014

A look back on the year that was 2014

December 21, 2014


Obama: 'It was an act<br> of cybervandalism'

President Barack Obama told CNN's Candy Crowley in an exclusive interview that he doesn't consider North...

December 21, 2014

Muhammad Ali

Famed boxer Muhammad Ali was admitted to an undisclosed hospital Saturday with pneumonia, his spokesman...

December 21, 2014

Shooter's disturbing posts

Laurie Segall takes a look at the disturbing posts made by Ismaaiyl Brinsley before he murdered two NYPD...

December 21, 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

Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest

National Geographic Magazine just announce the winners of this year's photo contest. The Grand Prize...

December 18, 2014