Oct 10, 2012 10:23AM ET
Jack Welch on the jobs report, Maureen Dowd on Obama on his own, Clive Crook on "elected autocracy," Ross Douthat on liberal failure, and Dana Milbank on the campaign's Snuffleupagus.
Oct 10, 2012 10:00AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Oct 10, 2012 9:54AM ET
Dr. Robert J. Lefkowitz and Dr. Brian K. Kobilka are the reason drug makers can and will make drugs with fewer side effects, and after 40 years spent studying the body's protein receptors, they have won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
Oct 9, 2012 10:40PM ET
The world is full of adorable baby animals -- tigers, polar bears, chimps, kittens, hedgehogs -- but walruses don't always necessarily fit into that category.
Oct 9, 2012 7:23PM ET
There's a new Klout professor in town. Ryan Thornburg is basing twenty percent of his students' grades on how much they can raise their Klout score. Unfortunately for the kids, that means they're shooting blindly into the ether and hoping for the best. So far, it's barely working.
Oct 9, 2012 6:20PM ET
It appears that TSA agents at Seattle-Tacoma Airport were convinced Michelle Dunaj, a woman dying of leukemia, meant to do them harm, which is why they did things like ruin her medicine and lift her shirt to show them her feeding tubes.
Oct 9, 2012 12:57PM ET
Just hours after the Mexican Navy said they killed Heriberto Lazcano, the leader of the infamous Zetas Cartel, a state prosecutor has now said that Lazcano's dead body has been stolen.
Oct 9, 2012 12:17PM ET
The Higgs boson discovery didn't win the Nobel Prize in Physics this year despite being the sexiest and perhaps the most significant physics discovery in the last 50 years. You might even be asking yourself why and pondering the meaning of life now that the Nobel jury didn't recognize the God Particle. Don't fret, we've got some answers.
Oct 9, 2012 11:42AM ET
Daredevil parachutist Felix Baumgartner will not be attempting to break the record for the highest sky dive ever today. The winds were too dangerous and they had to call off the jump.
Oct 9, 2012 11:13AM ET
The deal for Variety is done. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Penske Media, which bought Deadline.com from Nikki Finke, has acquired the 107-year-old showbiz news source and trade publication for a cool $25 million.
Oct 9, 2012 10:17AM ET
Former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky has been given a sentence of not less than 30 years, but not more than 60 years in prison, essentially guarantee that 68-year-old convicted child abuser will stay in jail for the rest of his life.
Oct 9, 2012 10:00AM ET
Joe Nocera on campaign finance, David Rothkopf on Iran, Dana Milbank on Romney's brainwash, Jonathan Cohn on a delayed pivot, and Andrew Sullivan on Obama giving up.
Oct 9, 2012 9:18AM ET
Oct 9, 2012 6:38AM ET
The Nobel Prize for Physics was awarded to Serge Haroche of France and David Wineland of the United States, who both made unique advances in quantum optics, allowing scientists the first chance observe quantum particles in the physical world.
Oct 9, 2012 6:16AM ET
Hours before he is to be sentenced for his child sexual abuse conviction, former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky has released a bizarre jailhouse audio tape where he professes his innocence and blames his victims for orchestrating a conspiracy against him.
Oct 8, 2012 6:52PM ET
In one of the clearest signs yet that Jose Antonio Vargas won't be deported from the U.S., Immigration and Customs Enforcement has issued a statement on why it didn't take action against the journalist, activist and undocumented immigrant after he was arrested on Friday in Minneapolis for driving without a license.
Oct 8, 2012 4:41PM ET
Voter ID laws have received plenty of attention recently, but they're not the only controversial changes to election rules this year. Some states have made changes that critics say could impact individuals' ability to vote. Here are four.
Oct 8, 2012 1:48PM ET
Here's a 21st Century story about the speed with which an innocent joke becomes a roaring Twitter meme and just as quickly dies in the GIF wastelands of Tumblr.
Oct 8, 2012 10:14AM ET
E. J. Dionne Jr. on the moral hole, Bill Keller on end-of-life care, Mark Buchanan on social influence and the market, Eric Posner on drone wars, and Buzz Bissinger on voting for Romney.
Oct 8, 2012 9:39AM ET
Oct 8, 2012 9:12AM ET
An investigation of TSA employees at Newark Liberty Airport found that the people charged with screening passengers for flights are do the important parts of their job correctly less than 20 percent of the time.
Oct 7, 2012 9:41PM ET
Despite some clouds and a slight chance of rain, SpaceX's first ever official mission went off without a hitch in Cape Canaveral on Sunday evening.
Oct 7, 2012 4:37PM ET
Seven people have died and 91 people have now been diagnosed with the rare form of fungal meningitis that was spread through a steroid for back pain, health officials announced on Saturday.
Oct 6, 2012 5:41PM ET
Activist Jose Antonio Vargas was arrested on Friday while in Minnesota and the police reported him to immigration officials, but they declined to issue a detainer that would have seen Vargas handed over to the ICE and possibly deported.
Oct 6, 2012 4:57PM ET
A chicken stand in Cleveland, Ohio has seen a boom in business from Republicans after the vendor, Terry Leu, gave the President some lip while the President toured the West Side Market yesterday.
Oct 5, 2012 5:43PM ET
The death of Border Patrol Agent Nicholas Ivie in New Mexico earlier this week appears to be the result of a tragic accident.
Oct 5, 2012 4:15PM ET
Yes, okay, New Yorkers love to complain—but what are they complaining about? You can now see who's whining about what in this interactive map of New York 311-complaints by media artist Dietmar Offenhuber.
Oct 5, 2012 10:32AM ET
Dana Milbank on Obama's evasiveness, Paul Hodgson on bank clawbacks, Timothy Egan on the idiot undecideds, Jonathan Weil on hedge funds from prison, and Thomas J. Espenshade on affirmative action.
Oct 5, 2012 10:30AM ET
Oct 5, 2012 9:43AM ET
Five people have died and 35 people in six states are in the hospital due to a rare strain of fungal meningitis because of a tainted injectable steroid that's prescribed for back pain. But even scarier is news that hundreds, even thousands of people who received the treatment could be at risk.