We’re all guilty of implicit bias.
The sad thing about President Barack Obama’s visit Tuesday to Nashville was the complete politicization of the occasion.
The World Health Organization admits that it has not been able to stem its rapid spread and the continent of Africa is a major victim of the epidemic.
The Fraser Institute’s annual Economic Freedom of North America Report is out, and once again, West Virginia ranks among the “least free” states, at 45th.
On a train from Xi’an to Beijing, traveling 180 miles an hour as it cuts through air so polluted you can’t see the tops of city skyscrapers, a female attendant mops the speeding car’s floors between stops to keep the compartment tidy. Clean floors, dirty air. This is China in the 21st century.
The selection of Rochester as one of Minnesota’s eight medical marijuana distribution sites — and the only one south of the Twin Cities — means our region will be at the forefront of research into its medicinal uses.
Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice of Cleveland probably would be alive today had he not brandished a realistic-looking gun when challenged by a police officer.
A bill in Congress to help upgrade newborn screening across the nation is stalled over privacy concerns, and while those concerns are worth discussing, they should not hold up passage. Republican senators who are concerned about genetic research funded by the bill and advocates for improved testing should work together to find a compromise.
Illinois lawmakers are trying to come to grips with the law of intended consequences.
Who makes a better American citizen? Those born to citizenship or immigrants who must earn it?
In Georgia, loaning a hunting rifle to a friend or relative is a favor.
In the wake of the fallout from the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., President Barack Obama announced a proposal to improve community policing efforts and address the “simmering distrust that exists between too many police departments and too many communities of color.”
Let’s talk about race. We know it’s going to be awkward, no matter how well-intentioned. We know it makes both blacks and whites uncomfortable. We know that it’s fraught with 238 years of history, most of it a sad, sorry legacy of aggression, domination and persecution by whites against a people who — it must never be forgotten — originally were brought to the new country to be put in bondage and servitude.
If you’re the parent of a college student (or preparing to be), you need to read Rolling Stone’s jarring account of a fraternity house gang rape at the University of Virginia.
The decision of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany and negotiating partner Iran to extend the Nov. 24 negotiations deadline was preferable to letting them expire. The talks can now continue until June 30.
Will this be the last year you swipe all your gift purchases?
The federal government’s Secure Communities program has been as controversial as it has been counterproductive, so we’re glad the Obama administration’s new approach to immigration enforcement will mean the program’s demise.
There is a war going on in Europe that could have a significant impact on the U.S. and its economy.
Q: How many young women does it take to design and program a computer game?
If the review of Common Core standards ordered by the state legislature is a waste of time, at least it’s not costing any money.
The federal government’s Secure Communities program has been as controversial as it has been counterproductive, so we’re glad the Obama administration’s new approach to immigration enforcement will mean the program’s demise. Yet we also harbor some skepticism about its successor, the Priority Enforcement Program — and wonder whether there will be much difference.