Weary of war, Americans increasingly balk at military intervention. Does this reflect a new strain of isolationism or just doubts about the effectiveness of using force in the Middle East?
They call it the 'sharing economy': people going online to rent out rooms in their homes, set up informal ride-shares, or repair car brakes in your driveway. Even as the trend booms, it is meeting resistance from established businesses, city officials, and even neighbors. Can they stop it?
State Senator Wendy Davis, best known for her 13-hour filibuster against a Texas abortion bill, reportedly will run for governor in 2014. Democrats hope her run marks a turning point in Texas.
The showdown over Obamacare, with threats to shut down government or breach the debt ceiling, has some commentators saying it's time for Washington to go over the ledge, for clarity's sake.