Distracted by Trivia While Libya Burned

David Ignatius, Washington PostWASHINGTON -- Secretaries of state have had private contacts since the job was created,...

By David / May 27, 2015

Bring Back the Military Draft? Your Thoughts

In the wake of another Memorial Day, when most Americans recognized their fallen veterans by staying...

By Chris / May 27, 2015

Charter to D.C.: We're No Comcast

As executives at Charter Communications and Time Warner Cable laid out their vision for the cable companies’...

By WSJ.com: / May 27, 2015

The Law of Unintended Consequences

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

By Stephen / 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

The Right and Wrong Questions About the Iraq War

First some operating principles, then a little history lesson. The principles: 1) No one ever again—not...

By James / May 19, 2015

Obama's Missing Police-Reform Proposal

President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing released its final, 116-page report on Monday...

By Russell / May 18, 2015


Nebraska Abolishes Death Penalty

Nebraska became the first conservative state in 40 years to ban the death penalty after legislators voted...

By JULIE / May 27, 2015

Obama Won’t Take Immigration Battle Directly to Supreme Court

The policy will be in abeyance while the administration lets the fight over the legality of President...

By MICHAEL / May 27, 2015

H.I.V. Treatment Should Start at Diagnosis, U.S. Health Officials Say

Federal health officials announced the new guidelines after a trial showed that people put on antiretroviral...

By DONALD / May 27, 2015

Vatican Official Denounces Ireland’s Vote for Same-Sex Marriage

Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican secretary of state, said that the Irish referendum that legalized...

By GAIA / May 27, 2015

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Two New York Times reporters were in the Zurich hotel where the arrests occurred. Here’s what they...

By NYT / May 27, 2015

Well: Anxious Students Strain College Mental Health Centers

Anxiety has surpassed depression as the most common mental health diagnosis among college students.

By JAN / May 27, 2015

Ringling Bros. Circus retiring its elephants after local law crackdown

By Fox / May 27, 2015

David Cameron Sets Course for Britain Amid Pageantry of Queen’s Speech

The British prime minister addressed issues including a referendum on European Union membership and a measure...

By STEPHEN / May 27, 2015

Axact Chief Executive Arrested in Pakistan Over Fake Diplomas Scandal

The arrests were a sharp blow to a company that claimed to be Pakistan’s biggest software exporter...

By SABA / May 27, 2015


Legal battle over Martin Luther King Jr. Bible, Nobel prize headed for court-ordered mediation - @AP

Legal battle over Martin Luther King Jr. Bible, Nobel prize headed for court-ordered mediation - @AP

By Tricia / May 27, 2015

When the Best Page on a Campaign Website Is the One That's Not There

The only unimpeachably good things to emerge from the 2016 presidential election so far have been the 404 pages...

By Robinson / May 27, 2015

Ex-US Senate Candidate's Voting Law Violation Trial Resumes

Former US Senate candidate Annette Bosworth's trial for election law violations set to resume

By ABC / May 27, 2015

Cheap Motorbikes Bring Opportunity and Chaos to Haiti

Influx of cheap motorbikes in Haiti multiplies mayhem on already lawless roads

By ABC / May 27, 2015

Police arrest Las Vegas man for murder after finding woman's partially burned and dismembered body in his apartment's bathtub - @AP

Police arrest Las Vegas man for murder after finding woman's partially burned and dismembered body in his apartment's...

By Jillian / May 27, 2015

Scorching Heat Wave in India Kills Hundreds

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

By CBN.com / May 27, 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

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

What does a guy have to do to get some respect in a presidential race? Three years ago, in the 2012 election,...

By David / May 26, 2015

Can the Feds Clean Up Cleveland's Police Force?

Updated May 26, 2015, at 2:45 p.m. It’s a sign of how troubled the Cleveland Police Department really...

By David / 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


Nevada Teacher Bans Pastor's Daughter From Including Bible Verse John 3:16 in Assignment That Asks Students to Describe Themselves

Somerset Academy, a Nevada public charter school, has come under fire from a local pastor after a teacher...

By The / May 27, 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


100 years of New York City from the sky

A century of photos showing New York City from the skies.

By CNN.com / May 27, 2015

Opinion: The ugly example FIFA scandal sets for kids

It was a scene right out of a movie: Swiss officials swept into the five-star Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich...

By CNN.com / May 27, 2015

Jindal: Paul 'unsuited' to be POTUS

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal took a swing at his would-be presidential primary foe Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday,...

By CNN.com / May 27, 2015

'Catfish' star held in terror threat

Washington transit police arrested a man Wednesday who appeared on MTV's "Catfish" on charges he made...

By CNN.com / May 27, 2015

This Map Shows the Price Of Weed In Every State

Where would you go if you wanted to smoke weed? Well you might start in Colorado or Washington, the two states...

By AJ / May 27, 2015

The men who face charges

The football world was rocked Wednesday when a host of the sport's leading officials were arrested in Zurich,...

By CNN.com / May 27, 2015

Actor, playwright arrested on DUI charges

Oscar-nominated actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard was arrested on Monday night...

By CNN.com / May 27, 2015

Australian ISIS mom would face 'full severity' of law

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the wife of an Australian ISIS fighter who posted a photo...

By CNN.com / May 27, 2015

What 'Type A' people want you to know

Ambitious. High strung. Perfectionist.

By CNN.com / May 27, 2015

Blair quitting as Mideast envoy

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is quitting as the Mideast envoy for the international group...

By CNN.com / May 27, 2015

Deadly Storms Hammer Mexico and Texas (33 photos)

Devastating storms that brought tornadoes and 11 inches of rainfall to the Great Plains, Midwest, and northern...

By The / May 27, 2015

Faces of the 2015 National Spelling Bee

By CNN.com / May 27, 2015