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 Do you like reading unpublished work by your favorite author?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.
October 7, 2012 In the 17th century, an Irish bishop famously concluded that the universe was created on October 23, 4004 BC. Scientists know that our universe, and our Earth, are much more ancient than that. Not everyone agrees, even in the year 2012.
October 7, 2012 While there were surprises in the first presidential debate between Mitt Romney and President Obama, neither Nick Anderson nor Dave Fitzsimmons saw anything new.
October 6, 2012 In a CNN Snap Poll, two-thirds of respondents believed that Mitt Romney won the first of three presidential debates. But was the debate lost more than it was won? Mike Luckovich and J.D. Crowe show their scorecards.
October 5, 2012 Should kids have cell phones? Cell phones are a powerful technology that have come, very quickly, to assume a very large place in our psychic lives. Should we protect our kids from this?
October 5, 2012 Pennsylvania's voter ID law has been partially enjoined; poll workers can ask for identification, but voters can cast their ballots even if they don't have one. Signe Wilkinson questions the clarity of the ruling, while John Cole sees the decision as a signature defeat for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett.
October 5, 2012 Ken Rensink was 19 when he was disabled in a car accident. After 15 years out of the workforce, he decided to devote himself to teaching special education. He's now been at it for more than a decade. "I'm trying to help create folks who will not get rolled by life," he says.
October 4, 2012 Is being gay different from being homosexual? If gayness is cultural, what does that mean as more gays assimilate into the mainstream? Commentator Barbara J. King casts an anthropologist's eye on author David Halperin's ideas about what it means to be gay.