E.J. Dionne on the Catholic compromise, Noah Feldman on the Constitution, Ho Pin on Xi Jinping, Alan Blinder on the safety net, and Andrew Gumbel on online voting.
Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope, the hip hop duo that makes up Insane Clown Posse is pretty unhappy with the FBI for labeling their fan-base, known as Juggalos, as a "loosely-organized hybrid gang," so unhappy that they're suing.
Ever since Michigan Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra raised eyebrows with his racist Super Bowl ad, some critics have wondered about the ad's star: What Asian-American actress would be willing to do subject herself to reading the scripted pidgin English in such a xenophobic spot?
A few days after we highlighted a spat between a Boston Phoenix writer and The New York Times columnist Bill Keller, Keller is fighting back with a new blog post.
Fox Business Network announced Thursday they will replace their three primetime programs with "encore presentations of the channel’s top post-market programs," also known as reruns of Lou Dobbs Tonight.
When a Democratic state legislator introduced a satirical bill proposing that Mississippi rename the Gulf of Mexico the "Gulf of America," he fooled a whole lot of people into thinking he was serious, providing a funny (but actually sad) commentary on the state of the immigration debate.
Mexican troops seized 15 tons of methamphetamine in a western state of Mexico, the Associated Press reported Thursday, which if sold in the U.S. would be worth $4 billion.
Ron Barber, who served as Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords' district director confirmed Thursday that he will run in a special election to fill her vacant seat in the House.
The Boston Phoenix has a long blog post out Wednesday calling out The New York Times for uploading work owned by the paper on the same day columnist Bill Keller advocated for stronger SOPA-like enforcement of copyright laws.
CNN has decided not to let journalist and contributor Roland Martin appear on the air "for the time being" after he came under fire from gay rights groups for tweeting about David Beckham's underwear commercial which aired at the Super Bowl, reports The Washington Post's Erik Wemple.
Speaker of the House John Boehner made a floor speech Wednesday vowing to repeal the Obama Administration's rule requiring some Catholic-affiliated organizations to offer health care coverage that includes birth control.
It seemed in the heady aftermath of Tuesday's ruling from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that a Supreme Court case on Proposition 8 was inevitable, but a few news reports have since pointed out that the Supreme Court might decline to hear the appeal on California's law banning gay marriage.
The U.K.-based Sky News is out with new guidelines for its journalists on Twitter, and they sound pretty limiting: Sky employees can no longer retweet news from other outlets or items unrelated to their work or their beat.
Reuters is out with a report that China is buying up oil from Saudi Arabia and other sources to reduce the amount it depends on Iran as it negotiates prices with Tehran
On Tuesday the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional, upholding a lower court's ruling on the voter-approved measure that outlawed same-sex marriage.
Clint Eastwood's much commented upon "Halftime in America" Chrysler ad has apparently raised the ire of some conservatives who dislike its implicit approval of the auto-bailout.
With average viewership of 111.3 million people, Sunday's Super Bowl broadcast beat last year's record for the most watched Super Bowl of 111.0 million, according to the NBC official numbers released Monday afternoon.
About 20 Occupy-affiliated protesters crashed a New York state legislative budget meeting Monday morning, but it doesn't sound as if they had much of an audience.
Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein attracted notice Monday when the Human Rights Campaign posted a 30-second video on the Web that features his endorsement of same-sex marriage.
David and Charles Koch, billionaire businessmen known for their donations to conservative causes, together pledged $60 million to defeat President Obama at a private California retreat for donors and strategists, reports the Huffington Post.
Reuters is out with a report that Mullah Omar, the reclusive leader of the Taliban suspected of hiding in Pakistan, wrote the White House a letter last year demanding the transfer of militant prisoners
Well, as earlier suspected, Mitt Romney and Donald Trump appeared together in Las Vegas so Trump could finally endorse the Republican candidate
Mitt Romney appeared with Donald Trump at an event at Trump's Las Vegas Casino Thursday afternoon, and Trump just confirmed that he will endorse Romney there.
An old video has resurfaced of Newt Gingrich on Charlie Rose's show in 1998 discussing a conversation he had with the late Penn State coach Joe Paterno about how to deal with assistant coaches.
After years of complaints that American companies are exploiting unpaid interns, a former Harper’s Bazaar intern is suing the Hearst Corporation for allegedly violating labor laws, and the lawyers are hoping to turn it into a class action suit.
President Obama proposed a new plan to allow people to refinance their mortgages Wednesday which Speaker John Boehner wasted no time in criticizing.
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation decided to pull its funding from Planned Parenthood, citing a Congressional investigation into Planned Parenthood, and apparently catching supporters of both organizations off guard.
Barnes & Noble had some fighting words for Amazon Tuesday with their announcement that the company won't sell titles from Amazon's new publishing arm in its stores.
People wondered Monday whether Obama has found in Google+ "hangouts" his "fireside chat" -- a new medium through which he, like President Roosevelt with the radio, can uniquely connect with citizens.
President Obama is hosting a Google+ "hangout" at 5:30 p.m. Monday to answer questions submitted virtually.
In a thoughtful essay for Esquire, Tom Junod -- who penned the magazine's 2003 piece about the iconic photo of a man falling from the World Trade Center on Sept 11 -- weighs in on the mini-controversy surrounding Mad Men's newest promotional image.
President Obama's campaign strategist David Axelrod chimed in Monday on the scandal surrounding the time Mitt Romney drove to Canada with his dog in a crate tied to the roof of his car in the 1980s.
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