A couple of noteworthy articles from this week that I didn't have time to write more about: • To begin with, there's this excellent and in-depth profile of the FFRF's Dan Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, from a local alternative paper in Madison. • Archaeologists have discovered a genuine ...
Barack Obama created a worldwide sensation last year when he ran for the presidency of the United States. His victory was celebrated worldwide, from Hong Kong to New Delhi to Soweto, as he became the first African American to ever elected to the nation’s highest office. His personal narrative, an ...
I have been a bit hard on some of the NY Times' reporting coming out of Yemen lately, but I like to think that it is a loving criticism. Still, I couldn't find anything to fault in this brilliant piece from the NY Times' Mark Landler. If you only read one thing on Yemen this weekend, read this ...
Michael Jackson’s former doctor is accused of negligence in the pop star’s death and will be charged with involuntary manslaughter.
Sir Richard Branson and his company have been allowed to buy a small bank and may make a bid to buy Northern Rock.
Officials are going out on a limb to propose innovative solutions to airport security problems such as reading passengers' minds.
The Togo national soccer team considers whether to withdraw from the Africa Cup tournament after its bus was ambushed by militants.
The network and its executives are in disarray after the questionable line of decisions that took Jay Leno to prime time.
Hopes of an early economic recovery on Main Street were dashed after 85,000 jobs were reportedly lost during December.
The Nigerian accused of hiding explosives in his underwear with the intent to blow up an airplane in mid-flight on Christmas Day has pleaded not guilty.
A complete set of 30,000-year-old teeth found in Portugal will answer important evolutionary questions about early modern humans.
Techies are heralding 3D television as the development that could save the industry from stagnation.
Female Facebook users are posting the color of their bras in order to raise breast cancer awareness.
Unemployment is a peculiar feature of the division of labor. In a society where people are able to completely provide for themselves by hunting or growing their own food, barring some ecological disaster no one ever has to be "out of work." But where our ability to support ourselves depends on our ...