| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:28 PM
It's no secret that consumers have long been using brands to help define their image.
"For instance, wearing an official NBA jersey may help fans feel more committed, buying cage-free eggs at Whole Foods may reinforce a consumer's sense of social...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:04 PM
Attorney General Eric Holder's resignation is bad news for President Barack Obama's racial justice legacy. Obama has done little to address race during his presidency, beyond the actions of his Justice Department. With Holder's exit, that track record...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Republican challenger Paul Spain tells voters he can "work across party lines to get things done in Washington." His Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Lois Frankel, says she has spent nearly two years doing just that.
Spain and Frankel are running in a...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 4:26 PM
John Mulaney has the benevolent wide-set eyes, cresting hair and copacetic choirboy appearance of a superhero who has taken a spa day. He is trim to the point of receding, and as angular as Peter Parker. He walks with his hands plunged deep in his...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:45 PM
The White House announced Thursday that it was mobilizing key federal agencies to combat a growing, global health threat -- bacteria that have evolved an immunity to powerful antibiotic drugs.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria cause 2 million illnesses...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 7:17 AM
A Georgetown University student died Tuesday after apparently contracting meningitis, the university said.
Andrea Jaime, a 19-year-old from Miami, was a sophomore in the school of nursing and health studies, Georgetown said in a statement. She had...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:13 PM
A Georgetown University researcher on Tuesday urged Pennsylvania's Basic Education Funding Commission to adopt a new student-based funding model that gives schools more control over their spending.
Marguerite Roza, director of Georgetown's Edunomics Lab...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:39 PM
A 32-year-old University of Illinois alum, frustrated after he couldn't find pictures of the Old West online, found a way to digitally set free millions of historical images by creating a database that is accessible to anyone and free of copyright laws....
| Aug 29, 2014
| 5:27 PM
The NFL has worked on several fronts to draw in female fans: holding special stadium events for women, injecting football themes into shows such as "The Biggest Loser" and expanding lines of merchandise to include not only clothing for women and girls,...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 1:34 PM
An open seat in an overwhelmingly Democratic district has attracted three candidates to the primary race.
District 100 includes the coastline of Broward and Miami-Dade counties from Dania Beach and Hollywood in the north to Surfside and Bal Harbour in...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 5:22 PM
I wasn't surprised by the response to my Tuesday column on the Isla Vista rampage; several readers — more men than women — took issue with my stance that societal attitudes toward women had a role in shaping the killer.
But I was surprised...