Castro Thanks U.S. but Affirms Cuba’s Communist Rule

In a speech on Saturday, President Raúl Castro thanked President Obama for “a new chapter,” while...

December 20, 2014

Cuba Isolationists Just Don't Get It

Sen. Rand Paul, TimeLet's hope cooler heads will ultimately prevail and we unleash a trade tsunami that...

December 20, 2014

Al Sharpton, Civil Rights Fraud

Michael Tracey, New York Daily NewsIt’s no great shock when Al Sharpton’s antics send white...

December 20, 2014


Cuba Sees Long Struggle Ahead Before U.S. Lifts Embargo

Cuban President Raul Castro told parliament on Saturday the country faces a "long and difficult struggle"...

December 20, 2014

US Sends 4 Afghans Back Home From Guantanamo

The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned...

December 20, 2014

Judge in Maryland Locks Up Youths and Rules Their Lives

Juvenile court judges are given wide discretion to decide what is in a young offender’s best interest....

December 20, 2014


End of Presidential Race Leaves Tunisia Divided

Four years after the Arab Spring, Tunisians vote on Sunday in a presidential runoff that will complete...

December 20, 2014

Republican Senators Aren't Sold on Jeb Bush

The 2016 presidential race began to heat up this week with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush announcing...

December 19, 2014

The Diplomatic Life: It's Not All Striped Trousers and Sips of Tea

Yesterday I did a brief compare-and-contrast on the U.S. decision to normalize relations with the People's...

December 18, 2014


 

The Alarming Research Behind New York's Fracking Ban

The battle over untapped natural gas in New York State seems to have hit a crescendo. Following an extensive...

December 19, 2014

The States Sparring Over Legal Weed

Just weeks before the one-year anniversary of legal marijuana in Colorado, the state's status as breaker...

December 19, 2014

The U.S. Made $15 Billion From Bailouts

The Treasury Department announced on Friday morning that with the sale of its nearly 55 million remaining...

December 19, 2014


Travel Chronicles, From East to West

Everyone has got lots of things to think about at the end of a year. But I wanted to note things we've...

December 19, 2014

 

NY's bad move on fracking

"I consider the people of New York my patients," acting New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker said...

December 20, 2014

Lindsey Vonn after win: 'I'm back'

What a difference a year makes.

December 20, 2014

ISIS driven from Yazidi mountain area

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters claimed to take control Saturday of Sinjar, the northern Iraqi town that ISIS...

December 20, 2014


Infant can't bear to be touched

Parents were shocked to find out their child has a disease which makes skin-to-skin contact nearly impossible. ...

December 20, 2014

Hollywood elite speak out

Hollywood's elite are speaking about Sony calling off the Christmas premier of "The Interview." Paul...

December 20, 2014

NASA's floating 'habitat' above Venus?

A new NASA study could open the door for an "evolutionary program for the exploration of Venus."

December 20, 2014


 

The Problem With Praising Famous Scientists

In 1911, Albert Einstein penned a letter to Marie Curie in which he told her to stay strong in the face...

December 20, 2014

The Anti-Plagiarism Machine

Every day, researchers add hundreds of new papers to ArXiv, the massive public database of scientific...

December 19, 2014

Time's Up for 'Timeout'

At the end of a gravel road in the Chippewa National Forest of northern Minnesota, a group of camp counselors...

December 19, 2014


Orange Is the New Class

The show is as riveting as it is enlightening, humorous as it is dark. From its raw lesbianism and gnawing...

December 19, 2014

Students Are Bankrolling Public Colleges Now More Than Ever Before

Thanks to state and federal grants, public colleges and universities have historically been the most...

December 18, 2014

Mythbusters: Teaching Through Wonder—and Failure

When I set out to write about unconventional educators, the first person on my wish list was Adam Savage....

December 18, 2014


Will Malaysia's Bold Education Goals Help It Become a Developed Nation?

Malaysia has only been independent from Britain since 1957, but its trajectory towards development has been...

December 18, 2014

Terrorist Attacks on Schools Have Soared in the Past 10 Years

Tuesday’s attack on an army-run school in Peshawar, which claimed the lives of 132 children and nine...

December 17, 2014

After Pakistan Attack, 'the Smallest Coffins Are the Heaviest'

Yesterday morning, seven militants from the Pakistani Taliban entered a school in Peshawar, Pakistan,...

December 17, 2014