The violent disappearance of 43 students from the Ayotzinapa teachers college in Guerrero state has caused a political earthquake the likes of which Mexico has not seen in generations — perhaps even since the revolution of 1910.
No matter where you are on the political spectrum, the midterm elections produced one incontrovertible fact — there are more women in Congress than ever before.
As I rubbed the frostbite out of my hands on returning from a seal survey on Antarctic ice recently, I was informed that I had the dubious distinction of making the Top 5 in the 2014 list of wasteful scientists compiled by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.
Ever since he first ran for the White House, President Barack Obama has been a vocal supporter of net neutrality — the notion that Internet service providers shouldn’t interfere with their customers’ choice of online destinations and services.
The Obama administration has not been a friend of the media — and the latest example comes from Ferguson, Missouri, where in August a white police officer shot to death 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, sparking weeks of sometimes violent street protests.
The first week of November 2014 saw two court decisions that eight months hence, could well bring answers to two important questions:
Break out the Hershey’s bars and nylons: The war on women is over!
The rout of the United States in the annual United Nations vote on sanctions against Cuba was worse this year than last. Late last month, a nonbinding resolution condemning the U.S. economic embargo passed, 188-2, in the 193-member organization.
I miss the days when people would say “Bon voyage” to travelers heading off. Today, Americans instead say “Travel safely.”
Gone are the inspiring images of heroic astronauts marching toward the gantry, helmets cradled in their arms and smiles on their faces. The latest portrayals of American space travel suggest it has devolved into an odd combination of futuristic trucking firms and pricey amusement park rides.
Barry Goldwater went down to a smashing defeat in 1964. But so did the man who beat him — Lyndon Johnson, whose landslide re-election culminated in a near-abdication from the presidency four years later.
The police departments of Ferguson and St. Louis County have apologized for some of their actions in the wake of the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
When Pope Francis said that evolution and the Big Bang theory did not conflict with Catholic teaching, it really wasn’t news. This pope just has a talent for framing long-held beliefs in a fresh way, as he has done before in taking up the cause of the poor. Instead, this news was more a timely reminder.
Developments in the evolving relationship among elements in Ukraine and Russia continue to play out, most recently with disputed elections in the Donetsk and Luhansk areas of eastern Ukraine.
A Florida man who was convicted of murder for fatally shooting a teenager after an argument over loud music outside a convenience store was sentenced recently to life in prison without parole.
We learned about my husband’s inoperable brain tumor from a nurse who doled out the news as though providing his cholesterol count. Mark stood frozen. I clutched at him and wailed.
One thing this election cycle has taught us is that although recent court battles and political arguments over voter identification laws, gerrymandering, and the Voting Rights Act tend to grab the headlines, election officials across the political spectrum are improving how well elections actually work by implementing some of the technological improvements the private sector has been using for years.
Jakob Denzinger gets about $1,500 a month in Social Security payments, but the 90-year-old retiree isn’t a typical senior citizen.
When a vaccine for a serious illness is available, it’s a savvy patient who steps up to be inoculated — more so if the immunization comes at little or no cost.
Verizon Wireless, the country’s most popular mobile phone operator, has been quietly inserting into its customers’ Web browsing sessions an identifier unique to each device they use, making it possible for websites and advertising networks to build profiles of individual customers based on their browsing habits.
The mission is far from accomplished in southern Afghanistan’s Helmand province, but U.S. and British commanders felt enough confidence in Afghan government forces’ combat abilities to withdraw all troops there and shut down the Camp Bastion and Leatherneck coalition military bases.