De Blasio Delivers Quiet Eulogy to Crowd of Unfriendly Faces, and Many Backs

As Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke at the funeral of Rafael Ramos, scores of mourning police officers turned...

December 28, 2014

Cuomo and Christie Announce They Will Veto Bill to Overhaul Port Authority

The bill, passed by all four houses of the New York and New Jersey Legislatures this year, would have...

December 27, 2014

As Syria’s Revolution Sputters, a Chaotic Stalemate

The battleground of Syria’s war is increasingly divided between the government and extremists, leaving...

December 27, 2014


City Room: Updates From the Funeral of N.Y.P.D. Officer Rafael Ramos

Coverage of the funeral of Officer Ramos, who was shot dead with his patrol partner as they sat in their...

December 27, 2014

Putin's Way: Even Loyalty No Guarantee Against Putin

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, who wields virtually unchallenged power to reward a new class...

December 27, 2014

Christie Roams, and Popularity Suffers at Home

As Gov. Chris Christie considers a run for president and spends more time outside New Jersey, his favorability...

December 27, 2014


Fisher’s Transition to Knicks Coach Is Quick but Far From Smooth

Phil Jackson, Derek Fisher’s boss with the Knicks, advised a newly retired Brian Shaw to step away...

December 27, 2014

Prototype: Out of Tragedy, a Protective Glass for Schools

The killer at Sandy Hook Elementary School shot through a window, a detail that stuck with the co-founder...

December 27, 2014

Economic View: The Big Economic Unknowns of 2015, From Unemployment to Oil

No one can predict where the economy will land next year, but a handful of factors will help set its course.

December 27, 2014


 

Black-on-Black Racism: The Hazards of Implicit Bias

In his year-end press conference, President Obama was asked about the state of black America. He responded...

December 26, 2014

A Very Tamale Non-Christmas

I have a secret skill I’ve honed over the past decade: I am an expert tamale dough maker. This may be surprising,...

December 25, 2014

When Legalism Enables Lawlessness

In the late 1930s, Ernst Fraenkel, a German-Jewish lawyer, developed a theory that has surprising resonance...

December 24, 2014


In Defense of Christmas-and-Easter Christians

This Christmas Eve, among the beautiful poinsettias, familiar carols, and nativity scenes across America,...

December 24, 2014

Go Ahead, Get Outraged

Being outraged at outrage is the new, uptown outrage. To just be outraged is passé, unserious; it is insufficiently...

December 24, 2014

Coming to Terms With My Father's Racism

My earliest memories of my father’s racism are rooted in the family dinners of my childhood. Dad sat to my left,...

December 23, 2014


 

Tyson on deep space exploration

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson oulines NASA plans for further space missions. But does America care...

December 28, 2014

Bush 41's hospital stay extended

Former President George H.W. Bush has improved, but will remain in the hospital through the weekend,...

December 28, 2014

Tweet gets unequal<br> and opposite reaction

Neil deGrasse Tyson's Christmas Day tweet commemorating the birthday of Isaac Newton was the most popular...

December 28, 2014


Van spills $2M in cash on highway

Last-minute shoppers in Hong Kong were treated to a Christmas Eve treat when nearly $2M spilled out of a money...

December 27, 2014

Will Kim Jong Un take revenge?

Elise Labott reports on North Korea's reaction to "The Interview" being released in select theaters and streamed...

December 27, 2014

Huge generational divide on Cuba

When Raul Moas took his first trip to Cuba, he plunged deep in the generational chasm among Cuban-Americans...

December 27, 2014


 

Adjusting College Rankings for Rape

The Princeton Review ranks the country’s top colleges for drinking beer or smoking pot, and lists which...

December 26, 2014

Ten Years Since the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami

On this day, ten years ago, a magnitude 9.1 earthquake struck beneath the Indian Ocean near Indonesia,...

December 26, 2014

Do Diversity Initiatives Indirectly Discriminate Against Asian Americas?

While discrimination by colleges is hardly a new controversy, a series of legal cases in the past several...

December 26, 2014


Is This the End of The Magic School Bus</em> Era?

I recently came across a copy of a relic from my childhood: The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body....

December 24, 2014

American Students Who Struggle With English Outnumber Kids Born Abroad

Being born in the United States does not guarantee proficiency in English. Maybe you knew this, maybe...

December 24, 2014

How To Deal With the Police

It wasn’t hard for Mark Federman to empathize with his students and their daily fears about law enforcement....

December 23, 2014


In 2014, One Size Didn't Fit All

2014 was not a good year for the word “test.” “Standards” (and its equally unpopular cousin “standardized”)...

December 23, 2014

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

With only a few days left until Christmas, lighted displays, colorful markets, and Santa's helpers are out in force....

December 22, 2014

Wasting Time on the Internet 101

Next semester Kenneth Goldsmith wants his students to spend class time watching YouTube videos, liking...

December 22, 2014