October 21, 2013 It's not yet clear when Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will testify before Congress. But it won't be soon enough for the Republicans who are calling for her resignation as a result of the Internet mess that is HealthCare.gov.
October 21, 2013 In all three of these sad, searing songs, singer Elena Tonra showcases a remarkable gift for coolly but approachably dishing out weary words that resonate and devastate. Achingly pretty and melancholy, the London band's music conjures a pitch-perfect mix of gloom, desire and hostility.
October 21, 2013 Do we need to diversify perceptions of science? Or should we "coolify" stereotypes of geeky scientists? Can we do both? Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers what contemporary psychology can tell us about the implications of each approach.
October 21, 2013 In the 1960s, Americans lived very long lives — among the longest in the world. Since then, we've improved our lot, but not as fast as the French, the Australians, the Swedes, the British, the Canadians, the Dutch, the Germans and the Japanese. They are galloping away from us. What happened?
October 21, 2013 Problems still abound with the federally run health care exchanges. Chip Bok thinks it's far from accidental, while Gustavo Rodriguez reminds us of the alternative.
October 21, 2013 KQEDEarlier this year premenstrual dysphoric disorder, or PMDD, became a recognized mental disorder. But not everyone is convinced that's a good idea. Some researchers worry that medicalizing this unrelenting form of PMS could be used against women, even though only a small percentage of women meet the criteria.
October 20, 2013 Senator Ted Cruz championed an unsuccessful strategy to defund the Affordable Care Act, which led the federal government to a partial shutdown and the edge of default. Now, Cruz vows not to back down from trying to kill Obamacare. John Darkow floats the accusation that it was all about the senator's self-interest, while Jeff Danziger doubts House Speaker John Boehner can stomach another effort.
October 19, 2013 A recent story about the decline of the Chinatown in Kolkota, India, caught our eye. Sadly, some Chinatowns, such as those in Havana, have seen better days, but others are still thriving.
October 19, 2013 It's official: Chic cofounder and sole survivor Nile Rodgers is now the Susan Lucci of the Rock Hall.
October 19, 2013 After weeks of shutdown and turmoil, the United States government has reopened. Tim Campbell laments the return of taxing and spending, while Steve Sack fears that a sequel is in the works.
October 18, 2013 Two days after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell helped broker a deal to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling, the Senate Conservatives Fund announced it will support his GOP primary election challenger in Kentucky.
October 18, 2013 Having successfully stared down congressional Republicans in the shutdown-debt ceiling fight, President Obama and his Democratic Party face almost no risk by turning to immigration. And it's the perfect vehicle for the president to cause congressional Republicans major indigestion.
October 18, 2013 A joking Facebook post by Saddleback Church's Rick Warren was the catalyst for a pointed letter from some 700 evangelical Asian-Americans.