The Making of an Endangered Species - January 17, 2011 07:00 AM
Take a look at the origins of the endangered species list and learn what qualifies a species for inclusion on the list.
Women of Honor: Writers Who Won’t Be Silenced - October 28, 2010 07:00 AM
Each year scores of journalists and other writers are threatened, arrested, abused and even murdered for sharing true stories about human rights atrocities through news articles, essays, books and poems. Meet five dissident writers whose lives and struggles will enlighten and inspire.
Happy Birthday, Sonia Sotomayor, First Hispanic Supreme Court Justice - June 25, 2010 08:00 AM
Sonia Sotomayor is the first Hispanic and the third female justice to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Hailing from a working-class background, Sotomayor brings the real-world experience of a “wise Latina” to the high court.
White House Life: Filling the Position of First Pet - May 12, 2010 08:00 AM
Americans adore their pets, and U.S. presidents are no exception. From President Taft’s cows to President Coolidge’s pygmy hippo, the White House has played host to a wide variety of furry and not-so-furry friends. FindingDulcinea takes a look back at the presidential pets that have graced America’s highest office over the years.
The UK Elections: What Could Happen? - April 28, 2010 03:30 PM
Polls show that there is a strong likelihood that no party will win a majority of Parliament seats in the May 6 U.K. general elections. This scenario, which has not occurred since 1974, opens up many possibilities as to which parties the control of the government and who becomes prime minister.
The UK Elections: Parties and Leaders - April 26, 2010 06:00 PM
The 2010 U.K. elections are receiving a lot of attention after an unexpectedly strong showing in the polls by perennial third party the Liberal Democrats.
Holland Considers Expanding Assisted Suicide Rights - March 10, 2010 04:00 PM
Proposed legislation in Holland would grant anyone older than 70 who felt they had lived a complete life the right to die.
Does Obama’s Meeting With Dalai Lama Signal a New Approach Toward China? - February 17, 2010 09:45 AM
President Obama is meeting with the Dalai Lama against the objections of the Chinese government, which may be a sign that he will become more assertive in his dealings with the Asian giant.
Support Sags for Baggy Pants Ban - February 09, 2010 02:45 PM
Even though many agree that baggy pants are indecent, lawmakers say a ban on saggy pants is unconstitutional.
TSA’s Intimidation of Bloggers Heightens Interest in Proposed Federal Shield Law—But Will Bloggers Be Protected? - January 05, 2010 04:00 PM
Legislation to protect reporters from naming sources in federal investigations is advancing in Congress, but controversy remains over who qualifies for protection.
Study Highlights the High Costs of the Death Penalty - October 22, 2009 07:00 PM
With the death penalty already under attack in a number of states, a study conducted by the Death Penalty Information Center found that ending it would save states a considerable amount of money.
Who Will Be the Most Trusted Media Members in the Future? - October 15, 2009 05:24 AM
In a media environment currently dominated by highly partisan ranters, what media figures can, like the recently deceased Walter Cronkite and Tim Russert, earn trust and respect from a wide audience?
Obama Joins Long List of Controversial Nobel Peace Prize Recipients - October 09, 2009 06:00 PM
The choice of Barack Obama for the 2009 Nobel Peace Laureate has surprised many, including the president himself, and generated criticism. In the 108 years of the Nobel Peace Prize, there have been many controversies and curious choices by the Nobel Committee.
WWII Soldier Returns 400-Year-Old Souvenirs to Germany - October 07, 2009 06:26 PM
American veteran Robert Thomas presented the German ambassador with books he appropriated during WWII. Often the return of significant relics is a welcome gesture, though in some instances it rekindles old tensions.
Is the Death Penalty on Death Row in the U.S.? - October 07, 2009 05:30 PM
The botched execution of Romell Broom causes Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland to put executions on hold, the latest in a string of challenges to capital punishment.
Safire’s Never Delivered Moon Landing Speech Still Important - October 02, 2009 11:00 AM
William Safire’s death and the recent interest in his life’s work remind us of the value of the written word and the impact of speechwriters on history.
Despite Senate Panel’s Rejection of Public Health Care Option, Democrats Remain Optimistic - September 30, 2009 03:30 PM
The Senate rejected two public option amendments to the health care bill, but Democrats are not ready to give up the fight to reform the health care system.
Will More American Troops Be Deployed to Afghanistan? - September 21, 2009 03:00 PM
Gen. Stanley McChrystal’s urgent plea for troop reinforcements in Afghanistan has stirred debate over the already unpopular campaign.
Controversy Fizzles After Obama’s Education Address - September 11, 2009 04:30 PM
After all the criticism, many—including some Republicans—responded favorably to President Obama’s back-to-school speech, though some students remained apathetic and disinterested.
Study: Mothers More Liberal, Fathers More Conservative on Social Issues - September 11, 2009 07:00 AM
A new study suggests that parenting has a polarizing effect on where men and women stand on social welfare issues.
Obama’s Back-To-School Address Spurs Mixed Reactions - September 08, 2009 03:00 PM
Parents, politicians and commentators disagree on the aim of Obama’s speech. Some say he’ll encourage students to take their education seriously while others contend that he’ll promote a political agenda.
Poor Results Prompt US to Revise Military Strategy in Afghanistan - September 01, 2009 03:00 PM
Gen. Stanley McChrystal is reexamining the American military strategy in Afghanistan, and has stressed that Afghan forces must take the lead.
A Mellowing North Korea Is Yet to Forgo Nuclear Ambitions - August 26, 2009 05:00 PM
Recent events indicate a thawing of North Korea’s relationship with its neighbors and the U.S., but have not yet led to the fulfillment of the country’s denuclearization promises.
A New Breed of Political Wife Shows Poise and Courage in the Wake of Scandal - August 25, 2009 05:10 PM
After her husband Gov. Mark Sanford publicly confessed to having an affair, Jenny Sanford refused to play the role of scorned wife or loyal martyr. Recently, more politicians’ wives who have endured similar humiliation are stepping outside the traditional wallflower model.
Honduran Supreme Court Denies Zelaya’s Return, Keeping Political Crisis Alive - August 24, 2009 04:00 PM
By rejecting Costa Rica’s proposal to reinstate Manuel Zelaya as president, the Supreme Court continues to support the military coup that removed Zelaya in an effort to defend the Honduran constitution.
Blackwater Implicated in CIA’s Al-Qaida Assassination Plan - August 21, 2009 05:00 PM
Blackwater, a private company contracted by the U.S. government for security work during the war in Iraq, was involved in the CIA’s recently abandoned plan to assassinate al-Qaida operatives.
Amid Some Violence, Afghan Elections Completed - August 21, 2009 02:17 PM
In the aftermath of the mostly peaceful Afghan elections, reports are swirling as to who will be named president.
US Meets With Junta Leader, Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar - August 17, 2009 05:30 PM
Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia has successfully negotiated the release of John Yettaw, the Missouri man who swam to the house of jailed pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi in May.
Summer Filled With Uproarious Town Hall Meetings on Health Care - August 13, 2009 04:00 PM
Some members of Congress have taken to town halls to discuss important issues like health care overhaul with citizens, often with dramatic consequences.
Putin’s Support of Abkhazia’s Independence Increases Tensions With Georgia - August 13, 2009 03:00 PM
Vladimir Putin’s promise to defend the Abkhazia region has reignited tensions with Georgia, stoking fears of another armed conflict.