Would a Hippocratic Oath for Bankers Lead to Better Behavior?

Can 158 words give the banking industry a moral core? That’s the question that the Netherlands will...

December 18, 2014

Inequality Between America's Rich and America's Poor at 30-Year High

There are many ways to compare finances, but perhaps a more holistic measure of financial health looks...

December 18, 2014

First Draft: Today in Politics

President Obama’s surprise announcement on Wednesday that he is restoring diplomatic relations with...

December 18, 2014


City Room: New York Today: Goodbye to Fracking

Thursday: Environmentalists celebrate in the streets, gusty weather, and the quest for a quieter jackhammer.

December 18, 2014

Latest News: U.S.-Cuba, Putin on Russia, Stephen Colbert

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

December 18, 2014

Lens Blog: A Dance of Rivers

After nearly 40 years as a staff photographer, Chester Higgins Jr. is retiring from The New York Times....

December 18, 2014


Swiss Central Bank to Adopt a Negative Interest Rate

The Swiss National Bank acted as the crisis in Russia and plummeting oil prices caused a sharp correction...

December 18, 2014

DealBook: Whistle-Blower on Countrywide Mortgage Misdeeds to Get $57 Million

Edward O’Donnell, a former Countrywide Financial executive, helped federal prosecutors force Bank of America...

December 18, 2014

DealBook: A Steep Slide in Law School Enrollment Accelerates

The 37,924 full- and part-time students who started classes this fall represent a 30 percent decline...

December 18, 2014


 

This Is What Cuba Really Looks Like These Days

If you know anyone who's been to Cuba in the last decade or two, you've likely seen the photos from...

December 18, 2014

The Fierce Life and Too-Soon Death of My Unlikely Cuban Friends

< !DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> When...

December 18, 2014

Why Congress Gave In to Medical Marijuana

Congress may have tried to stop residents of the nation's capital from being able to light up joints...

December 17, 2014


Obama Just Ended the Stupidest Part of U.S. Foreign Policy

For at least 35 years, the U.S. embargo on diplomatic or commercial dealings with Cuba has been the single...

December 17, 2014

Marco Rubio's Cuban Conundrum

If you were watching the television coverage Wednesday of President Obama's historic shift on Cuba policy,...

December 17, 2014

When Cops Don't Know the Law

My primary emotion when I think of law-enforcement officers is profound gratitude that they did not shoot...

December 17, 2014


 

'Obama's doctrine: Speak with enemies'

Since the early days of his first presidential run, Barack Obama made a pledge -- to talk directly with...

December 18, 2014

See why Navy paid <br>$3 billion for this

The US Navy's newest stealth destroyer is twice as long as the Statue of Liberty but barely shows up on radar. ...

December 18, 2014

Downhill mountain biker on top of world

Rachel Atherton is haring down a narrow muddy path on a hillside riding every hump and bump with the skill...

December 18, 2014


11 trillion gallons of rain needed in Calif.

About 11 trillion gallons of rain, or nearly 17 million Olympic swimming pools full.

December 18, 2014

Officials: Boko Haram kidnaps 185

Boko Haram insurgents kidnapped at least 185 women and children, and killed 32 people in a raid in northeastern...

December 18, 2014

Putin: 'We're not warmongers'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has said Russia is ready to mediate in the Ukraine crisis and denied...

December 18, 2014


 

Nearing death, two people offer a journalist and caregiver life lessons

Evelyn pulled her wheelchair close to the bathroom sink and went through her morning ritual. Combing...

December 18, 2014

Mayor Eric Garcetti's wife leads event to stuff gift bags for seniors

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's wife, Amy Wakeland, took the lead Wednesday at an event to stuff gift...

December 18, 2014

Terrorist Attacks on Schools Have Soared in the Past 10 Years

Tuesday’s attack on an army-run school in Peshawar, which claimed the lives of 132 children and nine...

December 17, 2014


After Pakistan Attack, 'the Smallest Coffins Are the Heaviest'

Yesterday morning, seven militants from the Pakistani Taliban entered a school in Peshawar, Pakistan,...

December 17, 2014

When Helping Rape Victims Hurts a College’s Reputation

The day after Rolling Stone published its now-notorious feature about a gruesome fraternity gang rape...

December 17, 2014

Pakistan's Blackest Day

This morning, I awoke to images of the same school uniform I wore as a kid cloaking dead and bloodied...

December 17, 2014


Is the SAT an Exam Only Rich Kids Can Game?

I scored a perfect 1600 when I took the SAT in 2004. A year after graduating from Princeton, I founded...

December 16, 2014

Evangelical Colleges: Unlikely Allies in #BlackLivesMatter

Responses to the non-indictment of Officer Darren Wilson in the death of 18 year-old Michael Brown have...

December 16, 2014

The Plight of Being a Gay Teacher

Very early in his career teaching in New York, Glenn Bunger witnessed a student getting called "faggot"...

December 16, 2014