Judge Rejects Overhaul of Illinois’s Beleaguered State Pension System

The law, passed in 2013, was found to violate a clause of the state’s Constitution declaring pensions...

November 22, 2014

Ferguson Officer Who Killed Teenager Is Said Not to Be Returning to Duty

The white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in August will not return to the city’s...

November 22, 2014

European Critics Envision Google's 'Unbundling'

Some European legislators, with German government backing, are preparing a draft resolution calling for the breakup...

November 22, 2014


In Alabama Town, Obama Immigration Move Brings Hope and Sneers

The wave of Latinos hit Albertville in the 1990s, and eventually the city of 21,000 settled into its new reality,...

November 22, 2014

Elite Law Firms Lift Year-End Bonuses

Three big law firms, Simpson Thacher, Paul Weiss and Clearly Gottlieb, are raising year-end bonuses for associate...

November 22, 2014

The New Health Care: Change in Health Care Law Would Take Aim at Consumer Inertia

Instead of being re-enrolled in their previous plan if they took no action, people could be switched...

November 22, 2014


Beliefs: Inquiry Focuses on Leaked Documents at Starr King School for the Ministry

Two students at the Unitarian Universalist seminary in Berkeley, Calif., have been given conditional...

November 22, 2014

Columbia Will Take Look at Football Team’s Futility

With the team on a 20-game losing streak, President Lee C. Bollinger ordered a comprehensive review of the football...

November 22, 2014

Wolf Travels Hundreds of Miles to Northern Arizona

Wildlife officials confirm first presence of gray wolf in northern Arizona in decades

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

You Might Not Know Where Chad Is, But the US Military Has Big Plans For It

This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Admit it. You don't know where Chad is. You know...

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


What Obama's Immigration Action Actually Does

The broad executive action on immigration that President Obama announced on Thursday night could shield...

November 21, 2014

President Obama Acted Unilaterally on Immigration and the Right Is Predictably Outraged

President Barack Obama, who has issued fewer executive orders than any president since Grover Cleveland,...

November 21, 2014

A Neo-Confederate in Nevada's Capitol

My hometown alt-weekly, the Reno News & Review, published an in-depth report this week on Nevada Assembly...

November 21, 2014


 

Red flags missed at Sandy Hook

Newtown shooter Adam Lanza was an isolated young man with deteriorating mental health and a fascination...

November 22, 2014

Cosby jokes about being an 'evil man'

Bill Cosby takes the stage amid a litany of sexual assault allegations. CNN's Alina Machado reports. ...

November 22, 2014

GOP-led panel deflates Benghazi stories

An investigative report prepared by the House Intelligence Committee finds little to support questions...

November 22, 2014


NFL player hops in snow shirtless

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Marquise Goodwin explains to CNN's Brooke Baldwin why he went outside in the snow...

November 22, 2014

Artist brings beauty to scarred city

In an odd way, I sense calm as cars and buses whiz by at rush hour. It is a sign of normalcy.

November 22, 2014

Obama starts push on immigration

His new immigration plan stamped and signed, President Barack Obama on Friday rallied support behind...

November 22, 2014


 

EPA chief Gina McCarthy to GOP Congress: bring it on (+video)

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy said Monday that Americans want President Obama to take action on climate...

November 22, 2014

Obama's immigration action addresses 'huge' uncertainty for many students

President Obama's executive action not only expands the number of students who can apply for deferred...

November 22, 2014

Small but heartfelt 'anti-amnesty' protest: 6 people march

Republicans are up in arms over President Obama's executive action on immigration -- a move that will...

November 21, 2014


Layoffs ordered at state Senate to avoid deficit

After years of turning down cost-of-living increases for its budget, the state Senate on Friday notified...

November 21, 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


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