Oct 2, 2012 6:38AM ET
The State Department has officially removed all government personnel from the Libyan city of Benghazi, closing the consulate building and possibly ending any chance of a on-site investigation of the attack there.
Oct 1, 2012 9:55PM ET
It's another year, and another batch of MacArthur Fellowship recipients have received that very surprising you've-been-chosen phone call that they probably thought was a prank.
Oct 1, 2012 3:41PM ET
People will always complain about flying, but one airline appears to have surpassed the rest in sheer high-profile annoyance. Thanks to epic delays, rows of seats coming undone, and a scathing op-ed from a literary star in The New York Times, American Airlines—slogan: "We Know Why You Fly"—may have sealed the title of the country's least liked airline.
Oct 1, 2012 12:25PM ET
Spending time looking at cute baby animals during work can no longer incur your boss's wrath: Those pictures actually make you a more focused, more careful worker, according to this chart from a new study by Hiroshima University.
Oct 1, 2012 10:24AM ET
After another strong quarter the three major stock market indices are way up in 2012, with the NASDAQ rising nearly 20 percent this year.
Oct 1, 2012 9:44AM ET
Tariq Ramadan on Arab democracy, William D. Cohan on the SEC's craziness, Richard Sander and Stuart Taylor Jr. on affirmative action, Howard Kurtz on Romney's negative narrative, and Noah Feldman on human rights law.
Oct 1, 2012 9:36AM ET
A summary of the best reads found behind the paywall of The New York Times.
Oct 1, 2012 9:14AM ET
The Boy Scouts of America are going to be playing legal catchup now and have promised to bring suspected abusers that the organization has known about for the past 50 years to the attention to police and law officials across the country.
Sep 30, 2012 5:26PM ET
Jerry Brown's decided to relegate therapy designed to convince minors they aren't gay to "the dustbin of quackery," in California. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday evening that Brown signed a bill that night banning gay-to-straight therapy for minors.
Sep 29, 2012 11:09AM ET
Arthur O. Sulzberger, the man responsible for making the New York Times the paper you know it as today, passed away on Saturday after a long fight with illness at his home in Southampton.
Sep 29, 2012 10:24AM ET
The Department of Homeland Security made it clear to Democratic lawmakers this week that a same-sex relationship qualifies as a reason to delay deporting an illegal immigrant living in the U.S.
Sep 28, 2012 6:24PM ET
The term "illegal immigrant" has become something of a lightning rod these days as activist Jose Antonio Vargas aims to shame The New York Times and the Associated Press out of using the loaded phrase.
Sep 28, 2012 3:48PM ET
A carjacking suspect being chased by police in Phoenix suddenly got out of the car and shot himself on live television, prompting Fox News's Shepard Smith to apologize after the network aired the footage.
Sep 28, 2012 1:06PM ET
The new Supreme Court term begins next Monday and Court watchers are already sizing up the cases that they plan to hear, including one with a rather unusual approach to lawyering.
Sep 28, 2012 11:04AM ET
Iran's state-run FARS News Agency just published a shocking new Gallup Poll that was actually "conducted" by the fake news titans at The Onion.
Sep 28, 2012 11:02AM ET
Mickey Edwards on power of political parties, Timothy Egan on public land, Jonathan Weil on bank regulation, Eugene Robinson on "skewed" polls, and Craig Unger on Karl Rove.
Sep 28, 2012 9:13AM ET
Students are protesting their lunches. What's exactly the problem? Jon Stewart looked into it last night on The Daily Show.
Sep 28, 2012 9:06AM ET
Sep 28, 2012 9:00AM ET
African Union troops, consisting mainly of Kenyan military forces, have surrounded the port city of Kismayo, which they claim is the last stronghold of the Islamic militant group al-Shabab.
Sep 28, 2012 1:17AM ET
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority
amended their rules on Thursday prohibiting any ads they feel might "imminently incite or provoke violence or other immediate breach of the peace." Like, say, one that results in an activist being arrested (on video!) for defacing an ad.
Sep 27, 2012 11:04PM ET
The filmaker behind the controversial anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims was arrested and ordered to be held without bond in a California prison for violating his probation from a previous arrest for bank fraud.
Sep 27, 2012 9:08PM ET
Staten Island, the other outer borough, is trying to stake its claim for fame in 21st century New York City. Forget Manhattan. Forget Brooklyn. Pssh, Queens. Even London, Singapore, and Las Vegas can take a walk. Staten Island is going to be the next king of the Ferris wheels.
Sep 27, 2012 6:39PM ET
A post I wrote the other day about the things inherent to D.C. that make it difficult for the city to get hip has a lot of people very upset, proving that the hipness factor of this capital really matters to its residents.
Sep 27, 2012 5:48PM ET
The financial burden of rising tuition costs is hitting more households in this country than ever before.
Sep 27, 2012 5:24PM ET
The woman who found a real Renoir in a $7 box of junk she bought at a flea market doesn't want to give out her name because she doesn't want all the media attention. Unfortunately for her, one of them is quite good at his job.
Sep 27, 2012 2:28PM ET
Victim 1, the anonymous teenager who first complained to police about the abuse in 2008 and whose testimony helped convict Sandusky of sexually abusing boys, will come forward on Oct. 23, when he will publish a book about his experience.
Sep 27, 2012 10:37AM ET
Michael Doran and Max Boot on intervening in Syria, Ezra Klein on the undecided voter, Debra Saunders on the myth of Obama's obstacles, Charles M. Blow on what is known, and Steve Coll on football's future.
Sep 27, 2012 9:51AM ET
Courtney Rubin's New York Times trend piece on the death of college bars today is brimming full of falsity—drinking blue liquor out of fishbowls is sadly real—starting with the Cornell "seniors" she interviewed who don't actually exist.
Sep 27, 2012 9:40AM ET
Sep 27, 2012 8:58AM ET
Paging Dan Brown. After 35 years of research, a Swiss group is presenting what they say to be is an original version of Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece.