Is This the Ultimate Flexible Workplace?

It's been 10 years since Jody Thompson and Cali Ressler put police tape across the entrances to their...

November 24, 2014

Confession in Etan Patz Case Can Be Used at Trial, Judge Rules

The decision clears the way for a jury to decide if Pedro Hernandez, 53, is guilty of one of New York’s...

November 24, 2014

Latest News: Iran Nuclear Talks, Ferguson Waits, Thanksgiving Weather

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

November 24, 2014

First Draft: Today in Politics

Republicans are showing no sign of leaving Benghazi behind, and Democrats are balking at a bipartisan...

November 24, 2014

2 Foreign Soldiers Are Said to Have Been Killed in Afghanistan

The attack, reported by Afghan officials, occurred when a bomb hidden in the median strip of an avenue...

November 24, 2014

City Room: New York Today: Lots of Weather

Monday: warm rain and high winds, a snowy Thanksgiving Eve, a civil rights investigation of a police...

November 24, 2014

Chuck Hagel Is Out at the Pentagon

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will resign on Monday after just under two years on the job. According...

November 24, 2014

Negotiators Plan to Extend Iran Nuclear Talks by 7 Months

Hours away from a deadline to complete an accord, American officials and negotiators expected to reconvene...

November 24, 2014

The Media Equation: Calling Out Bill Cosby’s Media Enablers, Including Myself

Many journalists and biographers were in the know about the sexual assault accusations against Mr. Cosby....

November 24, 2014


Pittsburgh: 'It's Better Than You Thought'

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November 24, 2014

The Gospel of Rudy Giuliani

On Sunday, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani went on Meet the Press to discuss the killing of Michael...

November 24, 2014

Mitt Romney's Executive Actions That Never Were

I had a vigorous Twitter exchange with the very smart and non-radical Stuart Stevens, Mitt Romney’s...

November 24, 2014

The Origins of Aggressive Atheism

O sinner! Consider the fearful danger you are in: It is a great furnace of wrath, a wide and bottomless...

November 24, 2014

The GOP Controls Congress. Now It Can Change How Math Works.

When Republicans took control of both houses of Congress earlier this month, they won an important new power:...

November 24, 2014

These State Lawmakers Want To Save Thanksgiving From Greedy Retailers

In recent years, more and more big-box retailers have begun forcing their employees to work on Thanksgiving...

November 24, 2014


U.S. poll: Most think ISIS serious threat

Most Americans now believe ISIS poses at least a somewhat serious threat to the United States and Americans...

November 24, 2014

What if? Potential fates of Officer Wilson

Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson will either continue to be a free man or will endure one of the most...

November 24, 2014

See rocket launch into space

Three new crew members are headed on a six-month voyage aboard the International Space Station.

November 24, 2014

Cops: Boy's gun 'indistinguishable'

Cleveland authorities have surveillance video showing the weekend shooting by police of a 12-year-old...

November 24, 2014

Ex-NFLer: First impressions matter

Advice can be a tricky thing.

November 24, 2014

Chuck Hagel Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.

November 24, 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 24, 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 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

When Private School Tuition Costs More Than College

Tuition for a typical private high school in the Southeast costs a relatively modest $18,900 a year....

November 21, 2014

Photos of the Week: 11/15-11/21

This week we have big wave surfing in Portugal, a Beaujolais wine spa in Japan, a massive floating Christmas...

November 21, 2014

The Economic Case Against Majoring in Fun Things

For many, the reality of student debt doesn’t hit home until you make your first payment. Though you may have...

November 21, 2014

For Most Startup Entrepreneurs, College Isn't That Bad of an Idea

In May 2011, PayPal co-founder and tech mogul Peter Thiel proposed a radical concept. Through his Thiel...

November 20, 2014