Fidel Castro reveals brother Raul spoke to US President Barack Obama in English at Nelson Mandela's funeral. Fidel Castro has said his brother, Raul, introduced himself to US President Barack Obama in
WASHINGTON -- Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) are threatening to push the United States toward war with Iran, circulating and planning to introduce a sanctions bill despite warnings
Paul Krugman (AP/Lai Seng Sin) Conventional wisdom is that the Obama presidency is all but over. The economist and liberal pundit disagrees Alex Halperin December 6, 2013 1:52pm (UTC) Nobel Prize-winning
While coming out as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) in Hollywood, sports or politics has become increasingly less taboo, these experiences are still extremely personal and not met without
Hard-to-predict sudden changes to Earth's environment are more worrisome than larger but more gradual impacts of climate change, according a panel of scientists advising the federal government. A 200-page
Two questions presently dominate the public discourse on education: whether college students should major in the humanities and whether a six-year Brooklyn high school should be the new model for secondary
A new report by Human Rights Watch titled "An Offer You Can't Refuse" revealed that only three percent of U.S. drug defendants in federal cases chose to go to trial instead of pleading guilty in 2012.
After watching Hunger Games: Catching Fire this weekend, I was pleased to see that Beetee, the brilliant inventor and electric genius from District 3, was played by none other than Jeffrey Wright. I was
No nation willingly takes action unless it believes that the action is in its own best interest. So, it is utter nonsense when we are told that Israel is reluctant to move forward on a deal with the Palestinians
In recent weeks there have been two high profile examples of the plight of American workers. The first is the food drives at at least one Walmart store aimed at ensuring that employees had enough to eat
Twenty years have passed since the signing of the Oslo Accords, the first agreement between Israelis and Palestinians since 1948. The accords led to Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Organisation's
The above video was taken at a Walmart in Johnson City, Tenn., according to Instagram user jcooper770. Such instances weren't limited to a single Walmart store, according to various Internet users: Walmart
Joel Berg, the Executive Director of the NYC Coalition Against Hunger, says that there are many more effective ways to fight hunger than spooning soup a couple days a year or donating the cans of meat
Student loan giant Sallie Mae is currently under fire from lawmakers, federal regulators, consumer groups and student advocates for allegedly violating numerous consumer protection laws. The company is
Analysis: The two countries’ condemnation of the current first steps on the agreement goes beyond cynicism Michael Moran November 26, 2013 1:21pm (UTC) This article originally appeared on GlobalPost. YORK
Sean Hannity (Fox News) Handwringing over healthcare.gov’s disastrous rollout obscures the greater truth that ACA is a moral imperative Robert Reich November 26, 2013 1:00pm (UTC) This originally appeared
Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan, Newt Gingrich (Reuters/Joe Mitchell/Kevin Lamarque/AP/Michael Conroy) Each time the right unveils a “new” effort to combat poverty, it’s laden with the same old (wrong) moral judgments
(AP/Gregorio Borgia) “The culture of prosperity deadens us,” the pope writes in a document laying out the platform for his papacy Katie McDonough November 26, 2013 6:08pm (UTC) Pope Francis on Tuesday
How a raft of federally backed student loans could affect the government’s bottom line — and motivate new policies Tim Donovan November 27, 2013 12:43pm (UTC) Earlier this month, the Department of Education
MSM pundits claim to want to cut healthcare costs — then hate Harry Reid’s nuclear option, which allows just that Brian Beutler November 27, 2013 12:44pm (UTC) When Harry Reid invoked the "nuclear option"
(Wikipedia) How the financial industry has turned housing into a dangerous get-rich-quick scheme — again Laura Gottesdiener November 27, 2013 1:12pm (UTC) This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.