January 2, 2013 Sports betting happens every day. But betting on the outcome of a professional game is legal only in Nevada because of a 1992 federal law. Morning Edition's commentator says that's not just unconstitutional — it also defies the reality of illegal betting on sports.
January 1, 2013 In Damascus, a region torn apart by fighting between the Syrian regime and opposition forces, the simple act of celebrating the New Year can be difficult. For one Syrian citizen, it was a chance to hope for better days.
January 1, 2013 We run down 50 favorite pop culture moments of last year, from television to film to books.
January 1, 2013 As we enter the new year, we look to J.D. Crowe's wistful observation, while we suspect that Patrick Corrigan has more realistic expectations.
December 31, 2012 William Gibson's Neuromancer is a hacker classic. Author Nick Harkaway says it's also a door to a greater world. Is there a book that took you outside of your comfort zone? Tell us in the comments.
December 31, 2012 In December, President Obama promised to use his powers to prevent tragedies like the one in Newtown, but his powers had limits when it came to the fiscal cliff.
December 30, 2012 After Obama carried most swing states, Matt Wuerker imagined the president enjoying his majority. After failing to convince Egypt's judiciary to go along with his plans to rule the country, Mohammed Morsi assumed sole power, and Lee Judge doubted Morsi's ability to light the way to freedom.
December 29, 2012 President Obama and Mitt Romney debated three times and Vice President Biden contested VP candidate Rep. Paul Ryan once, leaving John Cole to assess the damage. Nate Beeler showed that "Superstorm" Sandy dealt its damage to rich and poor alike, even if some have recovered more quickly than others.
December 28, 2012 The Obama administration's differing explanations about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, had Nate Beeler feeling that the president was playing games. Meanwhile, Cam Cardow thought Mitt Romney's "47 percent" remark was of historic proportions.
December 27, 2012 The U.S. was suffering through extreme weather as Republicans held their convention, and NASA's rover Curiosity landed on Mars. Chip Bok noted that Hurricane Isaac wasn't the only hot air to disrupt the gathering, while Mike Smith hoped water would be found in the Midwest as well as on Mars.