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Asked about the prospect of leading the U.S. military, Gov. Walker discussed his time in the Boy Scouts.
How can forensic science be made more dependable and professional?
The funeral of Singapore’s former leader was an occasion to remind the youth not to take his remarkable successes for granted.
China intends to keep building dams on Tibet’s waterways, ignoring the people of countries downstream.
I tried everything I could think of, but I finally learned that there really isn’t anything a hungry herd won’t eat.
We need to look beyond cognitive science to cultivate a truly profound relationship to the world we live in.
Too many funds are chasing too few opportunities, and many of those will be too expensive. It won’t end well.
Did the U.S. Attorney’s office fabricate evidence to smear a Wall Street target?
A pan-Arab coalition with a patchy record steps up as Yemen falls apart and U.S. policy remains unclear.
Better accounting for federal loan defaults, but Chuck Schumer objects.
Harry shut down the Senate because Barack shut down the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository in Nevada.
Defense hawks say ‘freedom isn’t free.’ They’re right. So let’s pay for it with spending cuts, not by borrowing.
Is the environmental movement's emphasis on climate change bad for birds? Novelist and avian enthusiast Jonathan Franzen thinks that might be the case.
The Clippers will return to the NBA portion of their schedule Tuesday at Staples Center against Golden State after a three-game trip in which they manhandled sub-.500 teams. The Clippers’ 119-106 triumph over the Boston Celtics on Sunday at TD Garden represented their seventh...
The HBO documentary "Going Clear" has once again focused a critical eye on the Church of Scientology and its founder, L. Ron Hubbard.
Vibrant hues, preserved details and walls of glass enliven the interiors of this International-style residence by Modernist architect Daisuke Dike Nagano. A period kitchen and a living/dining room area with the original wood accordion room divider are among the distinctive features of...
The story of Malala Yousafzai has captivated news viewers over the past few years, as the Pakistani teenager has become a leading proponent of women's rights in the wake of a brutal attack. Now the activist's story will have a chance to reach people via movie screens as well.
When you’re looking for the perfect tool to slice an egg, a knife is the last way to go -- there’s too much surface area on the blade to get a clean slice. You’re better off using a wire cake or cheese slicer, even dental floss. Or you can just break out an egg slicer.
Over the past few years, innovative new services such as Airbnb and Uber have sprung up across the nation, creating what's been termed the "sharing" economy or "peer-to-peer" economy. These services have endured varying levels of resistance from local and state governments, as lawmakers have...
With Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announcing on Friday that he won't seek re-election in 2016, this may be a rare instance in which the retirement of an incumbent is a relief to his party. Now Democrats can run a fresh face unburdened by Reid's record of political vilification, obstruction...
Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot who last week steered a Germanwings flight into a mountainside, had a history of depression so debilitating that he left his pilot training program for six months in the late 2000s, according to Germany's Bild newspaper. When he was ready to return, he had to pass a...
An abscess of anger seems to gnaw at Hillary Clinton, but the reasons for her resentments remain unclear. The world's oldest party, which governed the nation during two world wars and is the primary architect of America's regulatory and redistributive state, is eager to give her its...
If Mayor Rahm Emanuel were serious about reforming city government, he would have followed through on a threat he murmured in 2011 to nudge Ald. Ed Burke out as Finance Committee chairman and strip him of his hopped-up, Secret Service-style security detail that ferries him around town,...
I couldn’t stand the stares. I could ignore everything else, but not the stares. We went to the zoo and the Jersey shore, we flew to Atlanta for a family reunion — me with Gran, her with my parents, a normal family. And I couldn’t take people gawking at her.
Ted Cruz is being called a Republican Obama, but he has not exactly gotten an Obama-like reception from the mainstream media.Liberal commentators have, predictably, beclowned themselves in the wake of Cruz’s presidential announcement. Chris Matthews (the guy who “felt a thrill going up his leg” when Barack Obama spoke during the 2008 campaign) compared Cruz to Sen. Joe McCarthy, even showing pictures of McCarthy and Cruz in the same pose. Ebony magazine Senior Editor Jamilah Lemieux told MSNBC that Cruz likes country music because “nothing says ‘let’s go kill some Muslims’ like country music.” On “Morning Joe,” Donny Deutsch said, “I think he’s scary, I think he’s dangerous, I think he’s slimy.”Read full article >>
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is an acquired taste. It may surprise people outside of his Democratic caucus that many of his colleagues will miss him. But they will.Charismatic he is not. He sometimes stumbles in his choice of words and utterly fails a series of other Beltway tests. For example, our era claims to revere authenticity but prefers contrived personalities that seem warm and solicitous. Reid refuses to try to be someone he isn’t — I doubt he could pull it off even if he wanted to — and gets little credit for being resolutely himself. Read full article >>
When it comes to the federal budget, what consistently unites Democrats and Republicans is their common capacity to lie to themselves, lie to the public and postpone any serious discussion of the central issues of government spending and taxes. I use the word “lie” reluctantly because it is an unforgiving moral marker. Still, it is the correct word.Read full article >>
President Obama’s rhetorical assault on Benjamin Netanyahu last week was in part the product of pique. But it also set the stage for what could be another crockery-breaking bid by Obama for a foreign policy legacy, on a par with his opening to Cuba and would-be nuclear deal with Iran.Read full article >>
The apparently intentional downing of a Germanwings airlinerby the co-pilot has us riveted, as commercial plane crashes usually do.In each terrible instance, we put ourselves in the cabin, imagining what our last thoughts or actions would be. Would we close our eyes and pray? Would we scream? Would we seize the person next to us, desperately grasping at one last human connection?Read full article >>
“In a few moments, when I sign this bill, all of the overheated rhetoric over reform will finally confront the reality of reform.”— President Obama,March 23, 2010Not exactly. Five years after the Affordable Care Act became law, the reality of reform remains hotly contested. Read full article >>
Indiana law not blank check to discriminate, but gives religious minority day in court.   
The late-night comics focused on all things politics this weekend. Our favorite jokes.   
Law enforcement has to change, but so does black youth culture. Judge tries to help.   
The best reader comments from the Web   
When lawmakers don't know how many laws exist, how can citizens be expected to follow them?   
As bill highlights widening political differences, what will it take to live in peace?   
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