June 24, 2012 Learning Works charter school in California takes an unorthodox approach to getting young people to graduate. Students who had previously dropped out get mentors who help with everything from getting to class on time to staying up late studying. Now, some of those who graduated are helping others.
June 24, 2012 Does President Obama have the authority to allow "Dream Act Kids" to live and work in the open without fear of being deported? Eric Allie doesn't think so, while R.J. Matson is unsure what Mitt Romney would do if he was president.
June 23, 2012 The Pew Research Center says Asian-Americans are now the fastest-growing ethnic and immigrant group in the United States. Pew says Asian-Americans also tend to be the most educated and prosperous. But every Asian group here has a different immigration story.
June 23, 2012 Both Paul McCartney of the Beatles and Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys turned 70 this week. Mike Luckovich and Aislin pay their respects.
June 22, 2012 In the wake of Saudi Crown Prince Nayef's unexpected death on the 16th, The Weekly Standard's Irfan Al-Alawi and Stephen Schwartz say there's hope for a more liberal regime in the kingdom.
June 22, 2012 Washington insiders may have been relieved with Saudi Crown Prince Nayef's death, but Foreign Policy's Simon Henderson says despite Nayef's shortcomings as a leader his absence won't solve any problems in the kingdom.
June 22, 2012 With the nation on pins and needles waiting for the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act, The Nation's George Zornick offers some options for further reform if the law is struck down.
June 22, 2012 With rumors and speculation swirling about the upcoming Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act, The Weekly Standard's Noemie Emery suggests what Mitt Romney should say if the law is upheld.
June 22, 2012 Plants have the uncanny ability to send their roots down and their shoots up, even if the seedlings are rotated. The plants are sensing gravity. But how?
June 22, 2012 Rep Daryl Issa's House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt. Mike Lester and Nick Anderson see red over the controversy.
June 22, 2012 This weekend, gay pride celebrations will mark the first year since the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," the law that banned gays from serving openly in the U.S. military. Denny Meyer, who served in the Navy during the Vietnam War, describes what it was like to be both gay and a sailor.
June 21, 2012 Our evolutionary history is inscribed on our very skin. The explanation for why diverse skin colors evolved over time makes not only for good anthropology, but also for applied knowledge that may help us keep intact our Vitamin D health.