Houston Pastor Reportedly Refused to Host Funeral for 93-Y-O Member Because She Didn't Tithe Enough

The pastor of a Houston, Texas, church reportedly refused to host the funeral of a 93-year-old woman...

November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving Place to Be Set Up in Front of White House for Pastor Saeed Abedini

The Christian Defense Coalition and Church on the Hill have announced that they'll be setting up a Thanksgiving...

November 26, 2014

Letter to a Manhattan Resident

Francis Menton, Manhattan ContrarianLast week the Manhattan Institute's City Journal published one of my articles,...

November 26, 2014


Anti-Tax Push Harms Government

Catherine Rampell, Washington PostDon’t tax you, don’t tax me. Tax that feller behind the tree....

November 26, 2014

Regulator Delivers Ultimatum on Recalls to Airbag Maker Takata

A federal safety agency gave the company until Tuesday to expand the recalls of potentially defective...

November 26, 2014

‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Should Apply Worldwide, E.U. Panel Says

New guidelines from privacy regulators would require Google, in certain cases, to take down links in search...

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

E.P.A. Ozone Rules Divide Industry and Environmentalists

The sweeping regulation is aimed at smog caused by power plants and factories across the country, particularly...

November 26, 2014

‘Stalin,’ by Stephen Kotkin

The first volume of a new biography argues that Stalin had social as well as organizational skills.

November 26, 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

Darren Wilson: 'I Just Did My Job'

Breaking his long public silence, Officer Darren Wilson on Tuesday said he shot and killed Michael Brown...

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


What's Next for the Democrats?

I was talking to Ted Strickland, the former governor of Ohio, when Nick Hanauer approached. "What did you call...

November 26, 2014

Film Honors U.S. Pilot Defenders of Israel

The remarkable story of the Machal pilots is the subject of a new Spielberg documentary--not Steven Spielberg,...

November 26, 2014

Dark Chocolate a Sweet Remedy for Failing Memory?

The antioxidants found in dark chocolate appear to reverse the subtle memory loss that comes with normal...

November 26, 2014


 

Obama 'puzzled' by turkey pardon

President Barack Obama pardoned the national Thanksgiving turkey with a smile on Wednesday, but he admitted...

November 26, 2014

Creed frontman: I'm 'penniless'

Scott Stapp, the lead singer of the band Creed, revealed he was living in a Holiday Inn and "penniless"...

November 26, 2014

Obama pardons Mac and Cheese

In an annual White House Thanksgiving tradition, Obama pardoned a turkey. This year, the turkey's name...

November 26, 2014


Prolific singer, actress dies at 87

Lebanese singer and actress Sabah, one of the Arab world's most prolific entertainers with a career spanning...

November 26, 2014

Why marching band is still cool

The Macy's Great American Marching Band has more than 200 members from 50 States and only 3 days to get ready...

November 26, 2014

W.H. struggles to find Hagel successor

The White House has a big problem on its hands: finding someone to replace Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel,...

November 26, 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

The Ship Breakers

Modern steel-hulled ships are built to last for several decades at sea before repair becomes uneconomical....

November 24, 2014

Should the U.S. Make Standardized Tests Harder?

With opposition to the new Common Core State Standards and the assessments linked to them reaching a fever...

November 24, 2014