Marion Barry, Four-Term Mayor of Washington, Dead at 78

Marion S. Barry, Jr., the sharecropper's son and civil rights activist who became Washington, D.C.'s...

November 23, 2014

The Rise, Fall, and Rise of Marion Barry

Bart Barnes, Washington Post...

November 23, 2014

Recalling Rockefeller

George Will, National Review...

November 23, 2014


Buffalo Residents Urged to Prepare for Flooding

Buffalo mayor urges residents to prepare for flooding as workers make strides in removing snow

November 23, 2014

Millennials Like 'Organic'—Even if They Have No Idea What It Means

In August, The New York Times ran an essay by Sam Tanenhaus that sought to sketch a comprehensive portrait...

November 23, 2014

Ferguson Prepares for Grand Jury Decision

As barricades go up, Ferguson awaits grand jury decision; group says no decision reached

November 23, 2014


Six Ways Not</em> to Think About Obama's Immigration Order

Senator Tom Coburn warns that President Barack Obama’s announcement of a new “deferred action”...

November 23, 2014

Marion S. Barry Jr., Former Mayor of Washington, Dies at 78

Mr. Barry was a flamboyant and polarizing mayor of the nation’s capital who went to prison on cocaine...

November 23, 2014

Christie's Hong Kong Sale Hits $82 Million

Buyers snapped up works by Japanese and Southeast Asian artists at Christie’s evening sale in Hong...

November 23, 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

What Millennials Love About Pittsburgh

It’s a very good time to be in Pittsburgh if you're a young person (need we really call them "millennials"?)....

November 22, 2014

The New Security Robot Watching Over Silicon Valley Is Less RoboCop and More R2-D2

The jobs of security guards—and possibly police, down the road—might be in jeopardy thanks to a new robot...

November 22, 2014


Obama Orders Expanded U.S. Role in Afghanistan to Avoid Another ISIS

Caught between the promise to end the war in Afghanistan, demands from the Pentagon to carry out the military's...

November 22, 2014

Half of Americans Think Climate Change Is a Sign of the Apocalypse

Snowmageddon, snowpocalypse, snowzilla, just snow. Superstorm Sandy, receding shorelines, and more. Hurricanes...

November 22, 2014

Ted Cruz: Confused About Cicero

For better than two millennia, politicians have invoked classical Greek and Roman literature to construct,...

November 21, 2014


 

Giffords finishes 11-mile bike ride

Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords completed an 11-mile cycling event Saturday, marking another milestone...

November 23, 2014

He ate 9 lbs. of turkey in 10 minutes

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Joey Chestnut sets a world record at the World Turkey Eating Championships. ...

November 23, 2014

More Cosby accusers come forward

At least three more women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct by Bill Cosby, joining...

November 23, 2014


Marion Barry

Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry is dead, a hospital spokeswoman said early Sunday. He was 78.

November 23, 2014

Obama backer in sex-abuse case

A prominent supporter of President Barack Obama and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign was arrested...

November 23, 2014

Russia: West wants regime change

With tensions simmering over the deadly crisis in Ukraine, Russia has accused the West of seeking regime...

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

Living in War-Torn Syria

For more than three years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil...

November 20, 2014