January 3, 2013 One of the cornerstones of American democracy is the pledge that every federal officer takes to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. In a piece in The New York Times, law professor Mike Seidman argues that it's time to re-examine the role the document plays in American society.
January 3, 2013 It's a topsy-turvy world, being weightless in space. Pillows won't stay under your head. Blankets float, don't keep you warm. There's no up, no down. And your long hair? Don't get me started on the hair.
January 3, 2013 Today a new Congress will begin. Jimmy Margulies knows one thing coming their way, while Gustavo Rodriguez doesn't think they'll have many appealing alternatives.
January 2, 2013 In addition to comics greats Joe Kubert and Jean "Moebius" Giraud, the world of cartooning lost Rex Babin (toon by J. D.Crowe) of the Sacramento Bee and syndicated "Herman" creator Jim Unger (toon by Cam Cardow) this year.
January 2, 2013 The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec by Jaques Tardi features a beautiful, gun-wielding detective and a horrifying prehistoric monster. Author Rosecrans Baldwin explains why this is no ordinary comic book. Do you have a favorite graphic novel? Tell us in the comments.
January 2, 2013 You don't have to be a hunter (or know one) to master meals of boar, rabbit, venison, alligator and other game. Home cooks can find many of these meats — wild or farm-raised — at markets or online.
January 2, 2013 The United States went (briefly) over the "fiscal cliff." John Cole thought Speaker of the House John Boehner has been diminished by the harsh reality of failing to deliver the majority of his party, while Lisa Benson argues that President Obama has avoided the reality of the nation's budget.
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 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.