| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The State of the Union is a spectacle, superfluous, surreal. Hours before President Obama was to address a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, judgment had already been rendered on the meaning of the event, or rather the lack of meaning.
| Jan 28, 2014
| 10:37 AM
WASHINGTON – Two Boston bombing survivors and Jason Collins, a 12-year NBA player who came out as gay last year, will sit among the White House’s guests at Tuesday’s State of the Union speech. Accompanying First Lady Michelle Obama, they...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 12:00 PM
In an interview with Fox News hours before the Aurora gun massacre, George Zimmerman, who stands accused of fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, said that the young man's death was "God's plan." Hours after James Holmes used three guns, including a...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 2:45 PM
As the U.S. government's role in health care is debated, the French government's role was highlighted in February with a report on Slate.com about France's guarantee to new mothers of "10 to 20" free sessions of "la reeducation perineale" (vaginal re-...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 10:33 AM
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) was one of a growing chorus of lawmakers who took to the weekend political talk show circuit to call for stricter gun controls, improved school safety and enhanced mental health measures.
Appearing on MSNBC the day after...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 3:00 AM
President Barack Obama wants to invest an initial $110 billion in a study of the human brain that could have benefits as great as those achieved by the Human Genome Project. Maybe the first study should be done on the one-track minds of tea party...