December 9, 2013 Students around the country are gearing up for final exams, including often-disparaged multiple choice tests. Is their bad rap deserved? Commentator Tania Lombrozo looks at some research suggesting it's not.
December 9, 2013 If Amazon begins using drones to deliver customer purchases, the nation's cartoonists see nothing but problems. The whole idea gives Nick Anderson paws, while Rick McKee doubts it's a wise trail to blaze.
December 8, 2013 There's no question that people have mixed motives when they send out their cards. No doubt they want to put the best face on their own lives, offering an annual report marked more by pride, perhaps, than honesty. Christmas cards may be self-serving and smug, but they're also well-meant attempts to connect.
December 8, 2013 According to more leaks from Edward Snowden, the NSA collects "nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world." Jeff Danziger sees it as unwelcome holiday news, while Lee Judge believes Americans sacrificed their privacy long ago.
December 7, 2013 By the time he died, Nelson Mandela was considered one of the few giants on the world stage. As NPR's Scott Simon remembers, Mandela was not alone in offering his life for freedom, so the acclaim justly heaped upon Mandela is also a credit to those who worked, served and led with him.
December 7, 2013 Many have lead countries, but very few have created nations as Nelson Mandela did as the first president of post-apartheid South Africa. Nick Anderson celebrates his indomitable spirit, while Bob Englehart notes that it's up to those left behind to keep "Madiba's" legacy alive.