The Law of Unintended Consequences

Stephen Hayward, PowerLineWeÂ’ve noted here many times the economic illiteracy of the minimum...

By Stephen / May 26, 2015

Can the Justice Department Clean Up Cleveland's Police Force?

It’s a sign of how troubled the Cleveland Police Department really is that amid protests over the acquittal...

By David / May 26, 2015

Rise of the Regional Hegemons

By Wall / May 26, 2015


Charter Strikes $55 Billion Deal for Time Warner Cable

Charter Communications has struck a $55 billion deal for Time Warner Cable, and will merge with Bright...

By WSJ.com: / May 26, 2015

The GOP's War on Cities

Theo Anderson, In These Times...

By Theo / May 26, 2015

The Man With the Winged Hand-Grenade Tattoo

Jeff Slater, an Army Infantry veteran who served in Iraq, is featured in an online exhibit called War Ink that...

By Jason / May 25, 2015


John Nash's Beautiful Life

John Nash, a Nobel laureate and mathematical genius whose struggle with mental illness was documented...

By Matt / May 24, 2015

'This Is Straight Murder': A Troubling Acquittal in Cleveland

On November 29, 2012, police officers and witnesses heard what appeared to be gunshots coming from a car driving...

By Matt / May 23, 2015

'Mayday! Emergency Landing. We're on Fire.'

Two weeks ago today, on the 70th anniversary of V-E Day, workaday life in downtown Washington came to a momentary...

By James / May 22, 2015


How to Treat Pregnant Drug Addicts? Your Thoughts

The Atlantic’s Olga Khazan recently reported on the increased use of incarceration to punish women...

By Chris / May 21, 2015

San Bernardino Votes to Move Past Bankruptcy, Plus Pandas and the Finale to the Boiled Frog Saga

A harvest of updates: - On Monday I described the choice that the city council of San Bernardino, California,...

By James / May 21, 2015

After the Waco Shootout, Texas Lawmakers Debate Gun Laws

Authorities are still working to develop a clear picture of the bullet-riddled scene where nine members...

By Adam / May 20, 2015


 

7 charged after 72,000 ladybugs released in high school as senior prank - VIDEO: Students face charges after releasing 72K ladybugs in school

By Fox / May 27, 2015

News Analysis: Charter’s Guarded Optimism That This Time a Merger Will Clear

Charter Communications notes that it is a “very different” company from Comcast, which ended up withdrawing...

By JONATHAN / May 27, 2015

Broadway Sets Sales and Attendance Records With Tourist Boom

The Broadway season that just ended was the highest-grossing ever and drew more than 13 million people,...

By MICHAEL / May 27, 2015


Breach Exposes I.R.S. Tax Returns

Criminals gained access to past tax returns of more than 100,000 people and used personal information...

By JADA / May 27, 2015

First Draft: Bernie Sanders Challenges Hillary Clinton at His First Rally

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont played the liberal purist in an event in Vermont, drawing implicit...

By PATRICK / May 27, 2015

Diary’s Pages May Help Jurors Decide if Theater Gunman Was Methodical or Mad

Prosecutors in the trial of James E. Holmes entered into evidence a notebook that he mailed to his psychiatrist...

By JACK / May 27, 2015


Hamas Is Accused of Using Gaza War as Cover to Torture and Kill Palestinians

An Amnesty International report on last summer’s Gaza war says there were at least 23 extrajudicial...

By ISABEL / May 26, 2015

Lens Blog: Mary Ellen Mark, Photographer and Force of Nature

Mary Ellen Mark, a trailblazing documentary photographer, could find the essence of a subject by relying...

By JAMES / May 26, 2015

Vox Media Acquiring ReCode

The all-stock deal, financial terms of which were not disclosed, would give ReCode access to a wider...

By SYDNEY / May 26, 2015


 

Penn State Frat Linked to Nude Photos Shut Down for 3 Years

Penn State frat linked to Facebook page with photos of nude women gets shut down for 3 years

By ABC / May 27, 2015

AP PHOTOS: A Look at Aftermath of Torrential Rains, Storms

AP PHOTOS: A look at the aftermath of torrential rains that caused deadly, destructive floods

By ABC / May 26, 2015

A New Cable-Industry Giant?

Charter Communications announced today that it plans to buy Time Warner Cable in a $56.7 billion deal....

By Bourree / May 26, 2015


Is It Possible to Lay People Off Nicely?

Anyone who’s ever had a job has intuited that a happier workplace makes for more productive workers....

By Saki / May 26, 2015

Iraq offensive will see forces move southwards from Salahuddin province and seek to cut off Islamic State militants in Ramadi, militia official says - @BBCNews

Iraq offensive will see forces move southwards from Salahuddin province and seek to cut off Islamic State...

By David / May 26, 2015

Waiting Periods and the Rising Price of Abortion

There’s a new type of abortion roadblock that’s swiftly gaining popularity: a state-imposed wait...

By Olga / May 26, 2015


Fire at Home for Elderly in Central China Kills 38 People

Fire sweeps through privately run home for the elderly in central China, killing 38 people

By ABC / May 26, 2015

Cause of Death of Child in Swing Undetermined After Autopsy

Cause of death of child in park swing undetermined after autopsy; mother still hospitalized

By ABC / May 26, 2015

'Take Precautions': India Heat Wave Kills Hundreds

A deadly heatwave is sweeping across India. The scorching temperatures are responsible for the deaths...

By CBN.com / May 26, 2015


The G Word: Gentrification and Its Many Meanings

Ask city-dwellers to describe what, precisely, gentrification is you’ll get an array of answers. The term...

By Gillian / May 25, 2015

Why Is PayPal In the Credit Game?

According to the Department of Commerce, Americans spent $80 billion on online retail during the first...

By Bourree / May 23, 2015

Being a Go-Getter Is No Fun

The phrase “shit hits the fan” has uncertain origins. Some claim it’s a descendant of a World War II adage...

By Bourree / May 22, 2015


 

Josh Duggar's Family, Mike Huckabee Standing by Him as TLC Cancels '19 Kids and Counting'

"19 Kids and Counting" star Josh Duggar has come forward to admit that he "acted inexcusably" when a teenager,...

By The / May 26, 2015

Christian Alternative to Boy Scouts 'Saddened' by Gates' Push for BSA to Drop Ban on Gay Troop Leaders

The leader of a Christian scouting group that was founded by former members of the Boy Scouts of America...

By The / May 22, 2015

 

Advertisers pull support from '19 Kids and Counting'

Four advertisers pull support from TLC's "19 Kids and Counting" after reports surfaced that Josh Duggar...

By CNN.com / May 27, 2015

Vanishing stories, vanishing country

You're probably heard climate change will cause stronger storms, drier droughts and possibly mass extinctions....

By CNN.com / May 27, 2015

Soaring above deserts on a 'leaf blower'

Several years ago, in Gadhafi-controlled Libya, George Steinmetz found himself hidden in a kind of "safe...

By CNN.com / May 27, 2015


Man covers body with bees, sets record

CNN's Michael Holmes and Amara Walker have the story of a Chinese man who set a world record by covering...

By CNN.com / May 27, 2015

Heat wave kills hundreds

More than 700 people have lost their lives in the past week in a sustained and severe heatwave in India. ...

By CNN.com / May 27, 2015

Rand Paul: GOP brand 'sucks'

Presidential candidate Rand Paul has christened himself a different kind of Republican, and now he's...

By CNN.com / May 27, 2015


Colo. theater shooting suspect wrote of 'obsession to kill'

James Holmes for years thought of how to kill a large number of people, according to a notebook he kept...

By CNN.com / May 27, 2015

How to protect 'human guinea pigs'

"The experiment worked," the doctor told me, "but the patient died."

By CNN.com / May 26, 2015

Son's death sparks #NotOneMore movement

Richard Martinez's son was killed during the 2014 shooting in Isla Vista, California. Since then, Martinez...

By CNN.com / May 26, 2015


Sanders puts 1% on notice

Bernie Sanders is not just running for president -- he's promising a "revolution."

By CNN.com / May 26, 2015

Russia using crematoriums to hide victims?

Josh Rogin joins CNN's Brooke Baldwin about his report saying that Russia is using mobile crematoriums...

By CNN.com / May 26, 2015

What's wrong with the Iraqi army?

In the United States, servicemen and women learn the Soldier's Creed during basic training. It's simple...

By CNN.com / May 26, 2015