David Cameron Toughens Stance on Immigration in Britain

The prime minister said he would make Britain a less attractive place for European migrants to seek employment,...

November 28, 2014

Explosions Hit Worshippers in Northern Nigeria

Gunmen exploded bombs and opened fire on worshippers gathered at the central mosque of Kano, northern...

November 28, 2014

Amid Turmoil, Michigan Seeks to Balance Athletics and Academics

Michigan must beat its biggest rival, Ohio State, on Saturday to become eligible to play in a bowl game,...

November 28, 2014


New York Agencies Gear Up to Meet Demands of New Immigration Policy

The executive order on immigration is being seen by some officials and advocates as the biggest test...

November 28, 2014

Taliban Press Attacks Against Afghan Targets

Taliban insurgents continued a sudden pattern of intense assaults, another sign that the traditional...

November 28, 2014

Latest News: Black Friday, Phillip Hughes and P. D. James

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

November 28, 2014


Shoppers Line Up for Black Friday Deals

Eager to make up for what has been a year of lackluster sales, retailers are offering eye-popping discounts...

November 28, 2014

A Dog Whistle From the Master

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times...

November 28, 2014

Biden, Clinton Walking Away from Obama

Dave Boyer, Washington Times...

November 28, 2014


 

Thanksgiving in the Dust Bowl

Through the 1930s, a woman named Caroline Henderson wrote a popular series of articles for The Atlantic...

November 28, 2014

The Fading Spectacle of Black Friday

BlackFridayDeathCount.com keeps a running list of the casualties incurred by the rites and rituals of the day after...

November 27, 2014

The Meaning of Thanksgiving, as Told Through Cold War Propaganda

The Johnsons, a fictional Midwestern family, are in for a letdown one Thanksgiving in the 1950s. Expenses...

November 26, 2014


Barack Obama, Ferguson, and the Evidence of Things Unsaid

In a recent dispatch from Ferguson, Missouri, Jelani Cobb noted that President Obama's responses to "unpunished...

November 26, 2014

The Next Amnesty

President Obama’s executive action last week is only an interim step. More amnesty is coming, much...

November 26, 2014

Talking With Chuck Hagel

I like and respect former Senator, soon-to-be-former Defense Secretary, Chuck Hagel, and I am sorry that...

November 24, 2014


 

Losing our home gave us better life

There are two types of people in the world, separated by whether or not they have had "the moment." ...

November 28, 2014

Turkish President: Women not equal

The Turkish President says women cannot be treated as equals to men, and has accused feminists of rejecting...

November 28, 2014

Explosions hit mosque in Nigeria

Three explosions rocked a mosque in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Friday, worshipers there said. ...

November 28, 2014


Power outages hit Northeast

Storm-related power outages hit across the Northeast, leaving some chopping breadcrumbs by flashlight,...

November 28, 2014

Shots also fired at federal courthouse, Austin police HQ

An officer who confronted a gunman in Texas' capital used one hand to fire at the suspect while using...

November 28, 2014

The week in 36 photos

November 28, 2014


 

How to Teach Kids to Be Grateful: Give Them Less

Kids who understand gratitude have better grades and are less likely to get depressed. This was the conclusion...

November 27, 2014

The Crackdown on Poor Teacher Training Programs

In 2011, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called it “laughable” that the majority of states...

November 27, 2014

The Failure of Tribal Schools

Breanne Lugar says the only reason she enrolled in college was so she could move away from the house...

November 26, 2014


Scenes from Nepal

Nepal, the "Roof of the World", is home to 27 million people, eight of the world's ten tallest mountains,...

November 26, 2014

Nudging College Students to Prevent Rape and Sexual Assault

In the summer of 1998, I carried a good friend off the roof of a UC Berkeley frat house. I didn't belong...

November 25, 2014

Was Moses a Founding Father?

Last Tuesday, the Texas State Board of Education held a public hearing to choose which new social studies...

November 25, 2014


Traveling Offers Lessons That U.S. Schools Fail to Provide

When I turned 15, my parents sent me alone on a one-month trip to Ecuador, the country where my father...

November 25, 2014

Violent Protests in Ferguson, Missouri

Last night, the decision of a St. Louis County grand jury to not indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren...

November 25, 2014

Black Girls Stand a Better Chance in STEM

Little girls are often told they can be anything they want to be. Some dream of being astronauts or exploring...

November 24, 2014