Could a willingness to read more widely and deeply make Americans more open to each other, more willing to embrace difference?
This weekend, those in the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest could experience the country's coldest temperatures of the year. The East Coast should see a reprieve over the weekend, but bitter temperatures are expected to return Monday night.
Winter storm Hercules packed more punch than had been expected. Before the storm exited the Northeast by midday Friday, parts of Massachusetts were coated in almost two feet of snow, and air travel was disrupted at the region's major airports.
Under new legislation, tax subsidies for mass transit commuters is cut in half for 2014, while drivers got a boost to their tax breaks. This makes no sense.