Protesters hope to persuade President Obama not to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline that would run from Canada to Texas. But the State Department already says its safe, and supporters point to thousands of new jobs.
09/03/2011 06:26 pm
American voters are so tired of two-party stalemates that it's only a matter of time before an independent wins the White House. But 'winner-take-all' electoral rules limit candidates. Needed election reforms will give voters fairer representation in Congress and the White House.
09/01/2011 02:49 pm
Fiscal secession would actually benefit liberal states, which receive less federal tax benefit than their conservative counterparts
08/31/2011 11:00 am
Authorities say they foiled a Columbine-style school attack in Tampa, Fla., thanks to an anonymous tip. The school had encouraged students to speak up about anything suspicious.
08/18/2011 06:33 pm
Kathryn Bolkovac wrote "The Whistleblower" about her encounter with sex trafficking in Bosnia. Will it work as a summer movie?
08/03/2011 02:36 pm
A 'heat dome' has settled over 17 states in the central US, where it is likely to stay for several days. Temperatures will feel hotter than 110 degrees F. in some places.
07/18/2011 04:50 pm
Readers write in response to Timothy Rieger's June 20 commentary, "Senate's lopsided power of big states, small states."
07/18/2011 10:32 am
The new hybrid coneflowers offer appealing colors and shapes, but some may not be as reliable in the garden as the old standby, Echinacea purpurea.
07/12/2011 05:16 pm
In Pictures Cooling off
Barack Obama Sr. apparently discussed adoption before little Barack was born, according to news reports. It didn't happen, but two US presidents were, or considered themselves to be, adopted.
07/08/2011 04:07 pm