Iran Nuclear Negotiators, Facing Deadline and Differences, Weigh Extending Talks

Western and Iranian officials said on Sunday that with issues still unresolved on an agreement to curb...

November 23, 2014

Marion Barry, Four-Term Mayor of Washington, Dead at 78

Marion S. Barry, Jr., the sharecropper's son and civil rights activist who became Washington, D.C.'s...

November 23, 2014

Suicide Bomber Kills Dozens in Country’s East, Afghan Officials Say

Afghan officials say that a suicide bomber has killed “at least 45” people in an attack on a volleyball...

November 23, 2014


Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Not Expected Until Monday

A grand jury decision on whether or not to indict white police officer Darren Wilson for shooting to death...

November 23, 2014

Joni Eareckson Tada Defends Brittany Maynard: Christians Should Target 'Death With Dignity' Organizations, Not Individuals

Joni Eareckson Tada, an international advocate for people with disabilities, had unsuccessfully pleaded...

November 23, 2014

The Rise, Fall, and Rise of Marion Barry

Bart Barnes, Washington Post...

November 23, 2014


Recalling Rockefeller

George Will, National Review...

November 23, 2014

Buffalo Residents Urged to Prepare for Flooding

Buffalo mayor urges residents to prepare for flooding as workers make strides in removing snow

November 23, 2014

Millennials Like 'Organic'—Even if They Have No Idea What It Means

In August, The New York Times ran an essay by Sam Tanenhaus that sought to sketch a comprehensive portrait...

November 23, 2014


 

You Can't Educate People Into Believing in Evolution

If, as a great philosopher once said, "life's a bitch and then you die," what's the point of debating...

November 23, 2014

What Millennials Love About Pittsburgh

It’s a very good time to be in Pittsburgh if you're a young person (need we really call them "millennials"?)....

November 22, 2014

The New Security Robot Watching Over Silicon Valley Is Less RoboCop and More R2-D2

The jobs of security guards—and possibly police, down the road—might be in jeopardy thanks to a new robot...

November 22, 2014


Half of Americans Think Climate Change Is a Sign of the Apocalypse

Snowmageddon, snowpocalypse, snowzilla, just snow. Superstorm Sandy, receding shorelines, and more. Hurricanes...

November 22, 2014

Ted Cruz: Confused About Cicero

For better than two millennia, politicians have invoked classical Greek and Roman literature to construct,...

November 21, 2014

A New Vocabulary for American Towns

Here are three words, a verb, a noun, and an adjective, which have caught our ears as we’ve traveled...

November 21, 2014


 

Graham: Benghazi report 'crap'

Gloria Borger speaks to Senator Lindsey Graham about the latest report from the House Intelligence Committee...

November 23, 2014

Attack kills 45 at volleyball game

At least 45 people were killed and 60 others were wounded Sunday after a suicide bomber attacked a crowd...

November 23, 2014

Giffords finishes 11-mile bike ride

Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords completed an 11-mile cycling event Saturday, marking another milestone...

November 23, 2014


Marion Barry

Former Washington Mayor Marion Barry is dead, a hospital spokeswoman said early Sunday. He was 78.

November 23, 2014

Obama backer in sex-abuse case

A prominent supporter of President Barack Obama and co-founder of the Human Rights Campaign was arrested...

November 23, 2014

 

Can You Learn Nanotechnology Online?

You may remember 2012 as the year Whitney Houston died, or when you donated all that money to the effort...

November 22, 2014

When Private School Tuition Costs More Than College

Tuition for a typical private high school in the Southeast costs a relatively modest $18,900 a year....

November 21, 2014

Photos of the Week: 11/15-11/21

This week we have big wave surfing in Portugal, a Beaujolais wine spa in Japan, a massive floating Christmas...

November 21, 2014


The Economic Case Against Majoring in Fun Things

For many, the reality of student debt doesn’t hit home until you make your first payment. Though you may have...

November 21, 2014

For Most Startup Entrepreneurs, College Isn't That Bad of an Idea

In May 2011, PayPal co-founder and tech mogul Peter Thiel proposed a radical concept. Through his Thiel...

November 20, 2014

Living in War-Torn Syria

For more than three years now, Syrians have endured the loss and hardship caused by a protracted civil...

November 20, 2014