Black Friday Gun Buys Test Background Check System

Gun sales slip through as Black Friday shopping burdens the nation's background check system

November 26, 2014

Protests Against Ferguson Decision Grow Across US

Thousands take to streets across US for second day after Ferguson grand jury decision

November 26, 2014

News: Updates: Aftermath of the Grand Jury’s Decision

Following the events the day and evening after the release of the grand jury decision in the shooting...

November 26, 2014


Thomas Cook CEO Quits

Shares in Thomas Cook dropped over 20% as the travel company announced the surprise departure of Chief...

November 26, 2014

Telefónica Works to Redraw Its Empire

Telefónica has been rejiggering parts of its empire by retreating from markets where it lacked scale,...

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


Thousands Protesting Ferguson Decision Block Traffic in New York City

There were rallies in dozens of cities across the country in response to a grand jury decision not to indict...

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

White House Memo: Hagel’s Departure Bears Little Likeness to Rumsfeld’s Removal

Despite similar timing, after a disastrous midterm election, the exit of President Obama’s defense...

November 26, 2014


 

16 Interesting Photos From the Ferguson Grand Jury Files

After St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch announced Monday that Ferguson police officer Darren...

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 25, 2014

John Boehner Forges Ahead on the House Benghazi Probe

When the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee released, via a classic Friday evening news dump,...

November 25, 2014


A Top Contender for Defense Chief Drops Out

Michele Flournoy, a top candidate to replace Chuck Hagel as Defense secretary, has taken herself out of contention...

November 25, 2014

6 Basic Assumptions About the Middle East That the Washington Consensus Gets Dead Wrong

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. "Iraq no longer exists." My young friend M, sipping...

November 25, 2014

Chuck Schumer's Cure for Democrats

Harry Reid is still the Senate Democratic leader, but Chuck Schumer is unquestionably the party's chief...

November 25, 2014


 

Demonstrations in 170 U.S. cities

The sparks of outrage that started in Ferguson have ignited a firestorm of dissatisfaction and protests...

November 26, 2014

ISIS

At least 95 people have been killed and 120 injured in airstrikes by Syrian government forces on the northern...

November 26, 2014

Ferguson

Like the night before, the tension here got thicker with every tick of the clock Tuesday night.

November 26, 2014


Police spray water on protesters

Officers in Ferguson, Missouri, spray water in order to disperse protesters.

November 26, 2014

Cricket star

Australian cricketer Phil Hughes is fighting for his life in hospital, a day after he was felled by a sickening...

November 26, 2014

Man shows off double-arm transplant

A 40-year-old quad amputee was all thank you's at a news conference Tuesday at a Boston-area hospital...

November 26, 2014


 

EPA chief Gina McCarthy to GOP Congress: bring it on (+video)

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday that Americans want President Obama to take action on climate...

November 26, 2014

Obama's immigration action addresses 'huge' uncertainty for many students

President Obama's executive action not only expands the number of students who can apply for deferred...

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

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


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