Jun 5, 2012 5:57PM ET
On Tuesday the commission set up to investigate a Chicago police torture scandal dating to the 1970s finally made its first recommendations on what cases to bring to court, but yesterday, the Chicago Tribune reports, the Illinois legislature defunded the entire project.
Jun 5, 2012 4:48PM ET
ProPublica's Justin Elliott tries to lay out exactly what's known (not much) about President Obama's policy on drone strikes, what's not (a lot), and what the White House is saying in response to a New York Times report.
Jun 5, 2012 3:15PM ET
Boston Globe reporter Jenifer McKim's oddly scientific article on "lax bros" is (intentionally?) funny because she strikes the tone of an enthused but non-native anthropologist, something of a Crocodile Dundee observing a rare beast.
Jun 5, 2012 3:12PM ET
Today in sports: Sandusky's day in court approaches, a labor fight threatens the Triple Crown, and Chris Bosh may return for the Heat's stand against the Celtics.
Jun 5, 2012 2:00PM ET
Women should feel free not to have babies, or not to get married, as they see fit. That's the mark of a progressive society! Except, if that's the case, why do we have to keep talking, talking, talking about it?
Jun 5, 2012 1:42PM ET
Supporters of California's overturned Prop. 8 banning gay marriage will have to get their case before the U.S. Supreme Court if they want to appeal it any further, now that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to re-hear a challenge to a judge's decision that the ban was unconstitutional.
Jun 5, 2012 12:53PM ET
How could we possibly be expected to handle work on a day like this? If The Atlantic Wire had its way, we wouldn't, for we've long advocated June 5 become officially designated Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Jun 5, 2012 10:26AM ET
This evening, Venus will slide into alignment with the orbits of the Earth and the Sun. This will not happen again until the year 2117, when we will all be dead.
Jun 5, 2012 9:28AM ET
Hold on to your mattresses, single people living alone: "Couples may get health benefits simply from sleeping in the same bed, a burgeoning field of study is showing."
Jun 5, 2012 8:47AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Jun 5, 2012 7:05AM ET
Facebook has gotten nothing but grief since going public last month and now a user poll is adding to the misery with more evidence that their ads don't work and user engagement is going down.
Jun 4, 2012 10:18PM ET
Roughly 300 New Orleanians packed into a parking lot Monday evening to express their frustration with the recent announcement that Advance Publications, Inc, owner of the city's Pulitzer-winning newspaper, The Times-Picayune, would cut the paper's print circulation down to three days a week and dramatically shrink its newsroom.
Jun 4, 2012 6:52PM ET
In Monday's Washington Post, Monica Hesse revisits an annual conundrum: how to dress for the D.C. summer in an air conditioned office that often feels like winter. It's a complaint as regular as the changing of seasons. But is it valid? We discuss.
Jun 4, 2012 6:03PM ET
It was with mixed feelings that we received the news that the Queen's English Society would disband by the end of June, but we felt sadness not because of the loss of the grammar constabulary but because, in the end, nobody cared.
Jun 4, 2012 6:01PM ET
Adweek has a pretty breastactular article on the science and history of the mammary in advertising today.
Jun 4, 2012 5:42PM ET
Today in sports: Bill Maher buys his favorite team, a NFL rookie is already in trouble, and the future of baseball is on display.
Jun 4, 2012 4:09PM ET
In the Tampa Bay Times' analysis of 200 cases of Florida's "stand your ground" law, this finding stands out: "people who killed a black person walked free 73 percent of the time, while those who killed a white person went free 59 percent of the time."
Jun 4, 2012 3:35PM ET
Every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Jun 4, 2012 2:34PM ET
Seeing as how he's repeatedly defended the stop-and-frisk program and low-level pot arrests, we didn't expect New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to come out in favor of Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to partially decriminalize pot.
Jun 4, 2012 12:51PM ET
The City University of New York's project on 1940s New York launched today charting 1940's census information ...ooooh my gosh $30 dollar rents!
Jun 4, 2012 9:33AM ET
Fred Hiatt on presidential leadership and the deficit, William D. Cohan on Facebook's small investors, Anne Applebaum on the Diamond Jubilee, Preet Bharara on combating cybercrime, and Juliette Kayyem on writing columns.
Jun 4, 2012 9:10AM ET
The New York Times' coverage of a proposed $1-per-pack tobacco tax increase in California raises an incongruity with the state's reputation as tough on tobacco: It has, for now, some of the cheapest cigarettes in the country.
Jun 4, 2012 8:12AM ET
Jun 4, 2012 6:20AM ET
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has said he wants to stop police from arresting people for possessing small amounts of marijuana, a plan that won't sit will with New York City's mayor.
Jun 3, 2012 3:43PM ET
George Zimmerman turned himself over to Orlando police Sunday afternoon, ending any confusion over whether or not he would flee.
Jun 3, 2012 11:39AM ET
While President Obama was attending a series of fundraisers in Minnesota on Friday, he made the unexpected decision to pardon an (adorable) criminal he met at one of the functions.
Jun 2, 2012 1:18PM ET
An Orlando judge revoked George Zimmerman's bond yesterday and ordered him to return to jail. ThinkProgress obtained the prosecutors' motion that shows exactly how the Zimmermans deceived the court, and how their phone conversations while he was in jail busted them.
Jun 1, 2012 4:40PM ET
For centuries, some insults have been considered so offensive that a plaintiff didn’t have to prove harm in a defamation lawsuit—"gay" included.
Jun 1, 2012 4:29PM ET
"CDC does not know of a virus or condition that would reanimate the dead (or one that would present zombie-like symptoms)." [Huffington Post]
Jun 1, 2012 4:25PM ET
Inspired by The New York Times' exposé on Obama's "secret 'kill list,'" we collected some of the best pieces of watchdog journalism on Obama's national security policies.