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December 29, 2014

At Least 5 Die in Italian Ferry Fire

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy said that all of the surviving passengers and most of the crew had been...

December 29, 2014

Rex Ryan and John Idzik Fired as Jets Begin Overhaul

Woody Johnson fired Ryan as coach after six seasons and Idzik as general manager after less than two,...

December 29, 2014


Croatian Presidential Election Heads for January Runoff

After a close first round, the center-left incumbent, Ivo Josipovic, will face his conservative opponent,...

December 29, 2014

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Responds to Controversial Christmas Tweets, Issues Warning for Upcoming New Year's Messages

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson took to Twitter to address controversy surrounding several Tweets...

December 29, 2014

What Mark Bittman, Mark Kelly, and the Potato Salad Guy Predict for 2015

Trying to be a completist is a never-ending project. That's why, in assembling our look ahead at how the business...

December 29, 2014


Hope Dims for Finding Survivors From Missing AirAsia Plane

The head of Indonesia’s National Search and Rescue Agency said that the aircraft was probably “at...

December 29, 2014

Goldman, Clients, Face Loss Over Banco Espírito Santo Loan

Goldman Sachs and several clients stand to lose $853 million from a loan made to Banco Espírito Santo...

December 29, 2014

Today in Politics

Mr. Obama is halfway through his year-end trip to Hawaii. While he has kept a low profile, he’s been...

December 29, 2014


 

The Gap Between the Rich and the Rest of Us Is The Widest It's Been In 30 Years. Here's One Reason Why.

The wealth gap between the richest 20 percent of Americans and everyone else is the widest it's been...

December 26, 2014

A Very Tamale Non-Christmas

I have a secret skill I’ve honed over the past decade: I am an expert tamale dough maker. This may be surprising,...

December 25, 2014

It Is the 100th Anniversary of the WWI Christmas Truce

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Go to war and every politician will thank you,...

December 25, 2014


In Defense of Christmas-and-Easter Christians

This Christmas Eve, among the beautiful poinsettias, familiar carols, and nativity scenes across America,...

December 24, 2014

 

Death toll rises; All passengers off ferry

Seven people have now been confirmed dead after a ferry caught fire in the Adriatic Sea. All passengers...

December 29, 2014

GOP

The Republican establishment won big during this year's midterm elections, fending off far-right candidates...

December 29, 2014

Who's having a baby in 2014?

December 29, 2014


How to really lose weight

From what to eat to how much to exercise, Elizabeth Cohen explains what you really need to do to lose...

December 29, 2014

Death toll rises to 5 on burning Greek ferry

Some passengers and crew are still aboard the burning boat.        

December 29, 2014

Turning the lens on themselves

You won't see any pouty lips or peace signs in these selfies. The criticized and laughable trend has spread...

December 29, 2014


 

City Council panel backs away from GMO ban it previously supported

Three days before Los Angeles lawmakers voted on a proposal to ban genetically modified crops, the world's...

December 29, 2014

Consumer advocate focuses his energies on revamping Prop. 13

Lenny Goldberg has been trying to revamp Proposition 13 for nearly 40 years. And for nearly 40 years,...

December 29, 2014

Adjusting College Rankings for Rape

The Princeton Review ranks the country’s top colleges for drinking beer or smoking pot, and lists which...

December 26, 2014


Do Diversity Initiatives Indirectly Discriminate Against Asian Americas?

While discrimination by colleges is hardly a new controversy, a series of legal cases in the past several...

December 26, 2014

Is This the End of The Magic School Bus</em> Era?

I recently came across a copy of a relic from my childhood: The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body....

December 24, 2014

American Students Who Struggle With English Outnumber Kids Born Abroad

Being born in the United States does not guarantee proficiency in English. Maybe you knew this, maybe...

December 24, 2014


How To Deal With the Police

It wasn’t hard for Mark Federman to empathize with his students and their daily fears about law enforcement....

December 23, 2014

In 2014, One Size Didn't Fit All

2014 was not a good year for the word “test.” “Standards” (and its equally unpopular cousin “standardized”)...

December 23, 2014

Wasting Time on the Internet 101

Next semester Kenneth Goldsmith wants his students to spend class time watching YouTube videos, liking...

December 22, 2014