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 / 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

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


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

Memo From Abuja: Former Strongman, Taking Over Presidency, Raises Hope in Nigeria

There is a palpable feeling of hope as Muhammadu Buhari gets set to take the oath of office Friday. Mostly,...

By ADAM / May 26, 2015

Nebraska Governor Vetoes Bill to Abolish Death Penalty

Gov. Pete Ricketts now faces a bipartisan group of lawmakers who have vowed to override such a move.

By JULIE / May 26, 2015

Appeals Court Denies Bid to Let Obama Immigration Plan Proceed

The three-judge panel in New Orleans left in place an order temporarily halting President Obama’s executive...

By JULIA / May 26, 2015

Bill Clinton used personal 'LLC' as 'pass-through' for payments, sources say

The newly released financial files on Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton's growing fortune omit a company...

By FOX / 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 / May 26, 2015

Firefighter injured while battling 3-alarm house fire in San Jose, Calif. - @nbcbayarea

Firefighter injured while battling 3-alarm house fire in San Jose, Calif. - @nbcbayarea

By Jillian / 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

'American Sniper' Wife: 'I Feel God Prepared Me'

Americans poured into movie theaters in record numbers to see the movie, "American Sniper." Now his widow...

By / May 25, 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


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 / 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 / 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 / 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 / May 27, 2015

How to protect 'human guinea pigs'

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

By / 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 / May 26, 2015

Sanders puts 1% on notice

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

By / 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 / 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 / May 26, 2015

Gunman opens fire in Walmart

A 21-year-old airman shot two Walmart employees, killing one, before apparently ending his own life in the store...

By / May 26, 2015

What you can buy from 2016ers

Hillary Clinton's team launched its campaign store late Monday, offering a place for eager supporters...

By / May 26, 2015

WH: Iraqi 'lack of will' is issue

The White House largely stood by Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Tuesday after his comments to CNN that...

By / May 26, 2015