October 12, 2012 Neither Vice President Biden nor GOP Rep. Paul Ryan gave any quarter Thursday night. The two men were pointed and at some points personal in discussing their differences across a broad range of domestic and foreign policy issues.
October 11, 2012 A few days ago, Domingo Martinez was just a regular guy working as a graphic designer and writing on the side. Then on Wednesday he woke up to find himself nominated for the National Book Award for nonfiction for his book, The Boy Kings of Texas.
October 11, 2012 Vice President Joe Biden has been deliberating in the U.S. Senate since 1973, when Paul Ryan was 3 years old. According to David Fitzsimmons, Biden's plain-spoken style gives him the edge in tonight's debate, while Gary McCoy thinks that reputation has a down side.
October 10, 2012 The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case that could decide the future of policies that take race into account in higher education admissions. More than 50 All Things Considered listeners shared their own perspectives on the role of affirmative action policies in modern America.
October 10, 2012 Leadership shake-ups across the Arab world have not necessarily made things better for everyone, particularly the United States. Islamists have been voted into power, but is this a better scenario than having dictators faithful to U.S. interests? It's up for debate at Intelligence Squared U.S.
October 10, 2012 After his debate performance, Mitt Romney seems to be surging against President Obama. Joel Pett points to a vast media conspiracy, while Chip Bok argues that with early voting, changed minds don't always equal changed votes.
October 10, 2012 Between the forbiddingly hot kitchens of summer and the long, produce-deficient months of winter comes a spell of abundant vegetables and perfect cooking weather — just right for savory tarts.
October 9, 2012 When Rebecca Harrington ran out of Jane Austen novels, she was devastated — until she discovered Austen's Juvenilia, a treasure trove of unfinished novels, stories and letters. Do you like reading unpublished work by your favorite author? Tell us in the comments.
October 9, 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney delivered an address Monday, where he insinuated that President Obama's leadership is weak. Jimmy Margulies questions the president's ability to handle the situation in Libya, while Chris Weyant thinks Romney's foreign policy credentials are lacking.
October 8, 2012 A book without suffering or struggle can only be described as one thing: boring. For Three Books, author Will Wiles writes about his favorite literary misadventures. Do you have a favorite book about everything going wrong? Tell us in the comments.
October 8, 2012 Neither Joe Biden nor Paul Ryan has aided his candidate recently. Lisa Benson and Adam Zyglis explain.