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.
June 21, 2012 Hardly anyone in the U.S. took Newt Gingrich seriously when he suggested committing American resources to a moon colony, but Foreign Policy's John Hickman says across the Pacific they don't think the idea's so outlandish.
June 21, 2012 Egyptians are on edge, waiting to see who comes out of the latest political deadlock as the new president, but, as The Nation's Sharif Abdel Kouddous points out, whoever wins will likely be at the mercy of the military.
June 21, 2012 Despite the upheavals the Egyptian political system and the return of protests in Tahrir Square, The New Republic's Eric Trager says a second revolution is not in the offing.
June 21, 2012 The Catholic Health Association, previously a supporter of the Affordable Care Act, has announced it now opposes the law. The Nation's Emily Douglas says its both an affront to women's rights and the health of the population.
June 21, 2012 Against a backdrop of anticipation for the Supreme Court's upcoming decision on the Affordable Care Act, The Weekly Standard's Joshua Carback highlights one small college resisting the law's mandate that the insurance companies of religious institutions provide contraceptive coverage.
June 21, 2012 As if Attorney General Eric Holder didn't have enough problems, the Department of Justice has lost two high-profile prosecutions against John Edwards and Roger Clemens. Nick Anderson and Bob Englehart put the most recent defeat in classic baseball terms.
June 20, 2012 The fight against bullying has become increasingly high profile over the past couple of years, drawing in many big-name celebrities. But in the world of reality TV, says commentator Eric Deggans, bullying is alive and well as a profitable career move.
June 20, 2012 What happens inside a black hole? Do the laws of Nature go haywire? A new NASA mission may shed some light into Nature's most enigmatic objects.
June 20, 2012 Americans may relish the prospect of lower gas prices, but as Foreign Policy's Steve Levine writes, heads of petroleum-producing states are dreading the expected fall in oil prices this autumn.
June 20, 2012 After a relatively tame questioning in the Senate last week, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon received a harsher grilling Monday in the House. The Nation's George Zornick is glad, but he's skeptical as to whether it can help change financial regulation.
June 20, 2012 JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon attracted much attention yesterday when he was called to Capitol Hill to explain how he lost billions of dollars in risky financial bets, but as The Weekly Standard's Daniel Halper points out, Congress borrowed almost $1 billion just during the hearing.
June 20, 2012 As the the Supreme Court mulls over the constitutionality of President Obama's health care overhaul, Jeffrey H. Anderson of The Weekly Standard says too much taxpayer money is spent to publicize the law.
June 20, 2012 While the country awaits the Supreme Court's decision on the Affordable Care Act, The New Republic's Alec MacGillis says the biggest problem with the law isn't the individual mandate, but simply that people don't know about it.