Baltimore Charges: Justice or Crowd Control?

Alan Dershowitz, GlobeWhen Baltimore's state attorney Marilyn Mosby announced charges last week against...

By Alan / May 6, 2015

What's the Right Penalty For Having Sex on the Beach in Florida?

What is the appropriate penalty for having sex on the beach? This is a story about how that offense,...

By Conor / May 6, 2015

'The American Prospect' Turns 25 and Has a Very Strong New Issue

The American Prospect announces its 25th birthday with its new issue. The issue is available here, but of course...

By James / May 6, 2015


In the Wake of Baltimore: Your Thoughts

Last week, Atlantic coverage was dominated by the dramatic events in Baltimore. Ta-Nehisi lit up the Internet...

By Chris / May 6, 2015

U.S. Productivity Falls 1.9% in First Quarter

U.S. worker productivity fell in the opening months of 2015, the latest sign of sluggish economic growth...

By WSJ.com: / May 6, 2015

Film the Police

Last month, video footage emerged that appeared to show something illegal: A U.S. marshal approached...

By Robinson / May 6, 2015


Don't Go Naked: These Cases Make Your iPhone 6 Better

No matter how good the iPhone gets, it can’t beat gravity. Affordable cases make up for its key shortcomings,...

By WSJ.com: / May 6, 2015

ISIS Takes Credit for the Texas Attack

On Tuesday, ISIS took to its radio station to boast that the men who attacked the Muhammad Art Exhibit...

By Adam / May 5, 2015

Fresno to South Bend to Louisville: The Elusive Elements of Civic Success

Earlier today I mentioned a video that a public-private alliance in Fresno, California, has produced...

By James / May 5, 2015


Can Cars Save Downtown?

Everyone knows that cars, freeways, and automotive-borne sprawl helped kill America's traditional downtowns....

By James / May 4, 2015

Which New Yorkers Should Move to L.A.?

LOS ANGELES—Over the weekend, The New York Times published an amusing article about New Yorkers discovering...

By Conor / May 4, 2015

Build Your Vocabulary, 'Ass Baton' Edition

As I mentioned in a previous post, I have spent the past five days on a criminal-trial jury in D.C. superior...

By James / May 2, 2015


 

Hillary Clinton to Court Donors for Super PAC

Hillary Rodham Clinton will begin personally courting donors for a super PAC supporting her candidacy,...

By MAGGIE / May 6, 2015

Premature Babies May Survive at 22 Weeks if Treated, Study Finds

While the odds of success are long, they are likely to intensify the decisions that parents and doctors...

By PAM / May 6, 2015

First Draft: Issues, Schmissues. Can the Presidential Candidates Sing?

The presidential candidates have at least one thing in common — a love of music.

By ALAN / May 6, 2015


Jim Wright, House Speaker Who Resigned Amid Ethics Charges, Dies at 92

Mr. Wright, a driven Texas Democrat who led the 100th Congress, resigned after he had been accused of improperly...

By ADAM / May 6, 2015

Soaking the Rich to Fight a Water Shortage

Both Fresno, Calif., and Santa Fe, N.M., face dire water shortages, but only one has embraced tiered...

By NELSON / May 6, 2015

Patriots Probably Deflated Footballs on Purpose, Report Says

Ted Wells’s report, released on Wednesday, found that “it is more probable than not” that Patriots...

By THE / May 6, 2015


Fit model Sarah Stage shows off bikini body 3 weeks after popping out baby

Model Sarah Stage continues to leave us in awe.Though the 30-year-old Internet sensation gained attention...

By FOX / May 6, 2015

Muslim and Texan, and Walking a Fine Line

The attack at an anti-Islam exhibit in Garland, Tex., has prompted Muslims to condemn extremism of any kind...

By MANNY / May 6, 2015

Baltimore Mayor, After Freddie Gray Death, Seeks Justice Dept. Police Inquiry

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake asked federal officials to examine police “patterns and practices”...

By RICHARD / May 6, 2015


 

Agriculture Gets a Pass Again in New Water Rules

Farmers exempt from restrictions despite criticism.

By ABC / May 6, 2015

The Hamburglar Is Dead; Long Live the Hamburglar

Once upon a time, the Hamburglar was a teeny tiny scoundrel with red hair and a cheeky snaggle tooth,...

By Sophie / May 6, 2015

Wendy's tops profit expectations, announces plan to sell 640 stores over 2 years - @MarketWatch

Wendy's tops profit expectations, announces plan to sell 640 stores over 2 years - @MarketWatch

By Tom / May 6, 2015


Baltimore Mayor Calls for Federal Investigation Into Police

Baltimore mayor asks federal investigators to see if police discriminate, use excessive force

By ABC / May 6, 2015

What Does 'Middle Class' Even Mean?

If you had to place yourself in a socioeconomic class, where would you land? That’s a tricky and personal...

By Gillian / May 6, 2015

Study: Top Tech Firms Bypassing Asian Workers for Exec Jobs

Study: Silicon Valley companies hire plenty of Asians, but relatively few become executives

By ABC / May 6, 2015


Today in History

Today is Wednesday, May 6, the 126th day of 2015. There are 239 days left in the year. Today's...

By ABC / May 6, 2015

Bronx man admits he aimed laser pointer at planes near La Guardia Airport, pleading guilty to federal charge - @nytimes

Bronx man admits he aimed laser pointer at planes near La Guardia Airport, pleading guilty to federal...

By Jillian / May 6, 2015

The Pentagon Gets Two New Top Generals

On Tuesday, President Obama nominated Marine General Joseph Dunford and Air Force General Paul Selva...

By Adam / May 5, 2015


Why Warren Buffett Is Torn on the Minimum Wage

Around this time last year, Warren Buffett seemed stumped by the question of minimum wage. "I thought...

By Bourree / May 5, 2015

With Brands, What Exactly Is Mad Men</em> Selling?

On Sunday's episode of Mad Men, "Lost Horizon," the former SC&P partner and account executive Joan Harris...

By Lenika / May 5, 2015

Work Is About More Than Money

Work is normally discussed in financial terms: Does a job provide enough money to make ends meet? To plan...

By Rebecca / May 5, 2015


 

'Forgive the Shooter' — Final Words of Dying Christian Dad of 3 Killed in Random Wisconsin Bridge Attack Revealed by Wounded Wife

The final words of a dying Christian father of three fatally shot during a Sunday walk with his family...

By The / May 6, 2015

Two Men Quote the Bible From Memory in 24 Hour Marathon to Raise Money for Nepal

Two men will be quoting the Bible from memory to raise money for charity to benefit the earthquake recovery...

By The / May 5, 2015

 

Boy, 5, handcuffed, put in cop car

CNN affiliate WWNY reports that a 5-year-old boy was handcuffed and placed in the backseat of a police...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

Did Ashton Kutcher just win Mother's Day?

He may be a superstar, but when it comes to his mother, Ashton Kutcher is just like the rest of us. ...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

Netanyahu forms coalition

[Breaking news alert, posted at 4:24 p.m. ET Wednesday]

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015


Oculus Rift finally has release date. Sort of.

After almost three years of hype, trade-show demos and breathless reviews from tech journalists, the long-awaited...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

'You Sexy Thing' vocalist dies

Errol Brown, the Hot Chocolate lead singer whose energetic, powerful vocals topped such hits as "You...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

IRS' own tax cheats kept jobs

More than half of Internal Revenue Service employees who willfully broke tax laws over the past decade...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015


'Avengers' director: Why I quit Twitter

Dropping the Twitter mic: Famous Twitter exits

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

Bill Clinton: 90s policies put 'too many people in prison'

President Bill Clinton on Wednesday conceded that over-incarceration in the United States stems in part...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

The Chinese Art of the Crowd (35 photos)

After viewing news photographs from China for years, one of my favorite visual themes is "large...

By The / May 6, 2015


Former House speaker dies at 92

Former House Speaker Jim Wright died early Wednesday morning at a nursing home in Fort Worth, Texas. ...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

Dreamliner to launch anyway

American Airlines will launch its 787 Dreamliner service Thursday, despite a recent Federal Aviation...

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015

'The day I infiltrated an African cult'

By CNN.com / May 6, 2015