January 24, 2013 The habits of migrating whales, birds, and insects all yield key data for the science of animal navigation. But as commentator Barbara J. King explains, Holly the housecat's 200-mile journey back home has left scientists puzzled
January 24, 2013 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testified on Capitol Hill about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Steve Sack wasn't convinced by the secretary's explanations last fall, while David Fitzsimmons thinks Clinton gave a strong performance Wednesday.
January 23, 2013 In a 22-year career playing baseball, Stan "The Man" Musial (1920-2013) set an example as both a competitor and human being. Mike Peters notes that the Hall of Famer retired without a blemish on his reputation. In contrast, Mike Peters examines the careers of two players with records that aren't as spotless.
January 23, 2013 This updated version of the traditional end-of-weekend meal is a great way to turn a lazy weekend into an occasion, to gather family or friends for good food and good times.
January 22, 2013 The stakes are high in this Intelligence Squared U.S. debate. Can Israel tolerate an Iran that possesses nuclear weapons? Some see a nuclear Iran as an existential threat that Israel could not accept. Others say that taking military action could create even bigger problems.
January 22, 2013 Can intelligence be increased through upbringing? Commentator Tania Lombrozo discusses a new synthesis of research on how to raise young children's IQ. The findings suggest modest changes for most parents, but profound changes for access to early childhood education.
January 22, 2013 What if I told you that there's a mathematical formula buried deep in living things that tells us — all of us, dandelions, gorillas, sea grasses, elm trees, buttercups — when it's time to die. Scientists think there is such rule. It has to do with size.
January 22, 2013 As President Obama begins his second term, he has the opportunity to set the nation's priorities. Cam Cardow and Signe Wilkinson disagree on America's most important obligations.
January 22, 2013 The President has been inaugurated. Now comes the hard part — getting his agenda through Congress. He also needs to fill the upcoming vacancies in his Cabinet.
January 21, 2013 Marco Polo sits in the garden of Kublai Khan and weaves tales of spider cities, gold cities and dream cities. Author Eric Weiner explains why the best travel book he has ever read isn't about a real place. What's your favorite book about an imaginary journey? Tell us in the comments.
January 21, 2013 President Obama will be publicly sworn in for his second term today. Dave Granlund notes the historic backdrop for the inauguration, while Glenn Foden has a different vision of the event.
January 20, 2013 Leonard Michaels' Sylvia, an account of a violent and tumultuous love affair, began as an autobiographical essay and then grew into a novel. Author Sarah Manguso writes that despite all of its particularities, the story could really be about anyone. What are some novels that you can relate to?
January 20, 2013 French troops are fighting Islamist militants who have taken control of Mali's vast north and are advancing toward the capital city. Patrick Chappatte decries the destruction of religious sites by militants, while Emad Hajjaj sees France's intervention as a proxy for U.S. interests.