News and Politics

Bingo! The Debate Game You've Been Waiting For
Bingo! The Debate Game You’ve Been Waiting For

Your smart phone is charged, your tweeting thumbs are rested, friends have been invited, and your… >>

Beyond Libya: Milestones in American Foreign Affairs
Beyond Libya: Milestones in American Foreign Affairs

As the turmoil in the Middle East continued two days after the murder of the American ambassador to… >>

Avoid Disaster, Spot 'Sandy' Scammers
Avoid Disaster, Spot ‘Sandy’ Scammers

© iStockphoto/Thinkstock When a disaster hits, people spring into action. As with Hurricane… >>

Aurora Massacre: Heroes and Victims
Aurora Massacre: Heroes and Victims

As shock and disbelief turn to grief and anger, we continue to follow the coverage of the… >>

ASL Interpreter Rocks Storm Coverage
ASL Interpreter Rocks Storm Coverage

She's been described as mesmerizing, hypnotizing, a rock star. Last week, Lydia Callis, New York… >>

Are you a Red Voter or a 'Brew' Voter?
Are you a Red Voter or a ‘Brew’ Voter?

Amid the frenzied back and forth over which voter groups will be most important come November, a… >>

Are There Warning Signs for Violent Shootings?
Are There Warning Signs for Violent Shootings?

Last week’s killings in Colorado have led to important conversations about how to prevent these… >>

Amazing Pearl Harbor Story Finally Published... 71 Years Later
Amazing Pearl Harbor Story Finally Published… 71 Years Later

The USS Arizona burns on December 7, 1941. "There was blood and the fear of death—and death… >>

A Heartbeat Away: What You Don't Know About America's Vice Presidents
A Heartbeat Away: What You Don’t Know About America’s Vice Presidents

Did you know that  there was no official line of succession to the presidency until 1967? Or that… >>

Funny Political Quotes and Insults From Around the World
Funny Political Quotes and Insults From Around the World

America is a great country, but as far as put-downs go, we can learn a thing or two from our… >>

Kidnapped by Terrorists: One Boy's Story of Escape
Kidnapped by Terrorists: One Boy’s Story of Escape

What should have been a tranquil family vacation in the southern Philippines turned into an… >>

Aboard the Costa Concordia: One Family's Nightmare
Aboard the Costa Concordia: One Family’s Nightmare

Our family vacation aboard the Costa Concordia went terribly wrong. Here’s what it felt like to… >>

The New Food Fight: Big Food Vs. Big Organic
The New Food Fight: Big Food Vs. Big Organic

Have the elite hijacked healthy eating? >>

Vintage Campaign Pride, that Fits to a Tee
Vintage Campaign Pride, that Fits to a Tee

Whether you’re suffering from political burnout or don't want to visually declare your candidate… >>

What's Your News IQ? And Other Fun, Challenging Quizzes
What’s Your News IQ? And Other Fun, Challenging Quizzes

Sure, the news is widely available and readily accessible thanks to social media, but how much of… >>

What's All This About a Trillion-Dollar Coin?
What’s All This About a Trillion-Dollar Coin?

I was still recovering from a nasty case of Fiscal Cliff Fatigue when my current-events radar… >>

What Would a 51-State Flag Look Like?
What Would a 51-State Flag Look Like?

With Puerto Rican statehood in the news once again, Smithsonian magazine's excellent Design Decoded… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Vatican Loves Batman, Edible Hotel Opens
Weird News Round-Up: Vatican Loves Batman, Edible Hotel Opens

As with recent weeks, the Vatican, Batman, and Dennis Rodman seem to be hot topics. Let's see… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Rodman Loves a Dictator; Jersey Shore Sea Monster
Weird News Round-Up: Rodman Loves a Dictator; Jersey Shore Sea Monster

The sequester may be this week's most important news item, but automatic spending cuts and the… >>

Weird News Round-Up: Pope's Sweetie Talks, Teacher Gives 3rd Graders Lie Detector Test
Weird News Round-Up: Pope’s Sweetie Talks, Teacher Gives 3rd Graders Lie Detector Test

The Catholic church named its new pope this week—and he has a forthcoming ex-crush. This and more… >>