Politics and Society
An understanding of the historical events that take place when we're growing up, one critic says, might not be the events we learn enough about. For example, for America's youth today, the educational system may not teach kids enough about the Iraq War they've grown up with.
The video of a Florida fundraiser that some say changed the course of the last U.S. presidential election has attracted attention once again after the videographer finally stepped forward. The renewed interest comes on the heels of Mitt Romney 's first public speech since the election, last week....
New York City's ban on the sale of sugary drinks was struck down in court earlier this week, one day before the ban was supposed to take effect. And while some critics cheered, other critics say the ban wasn't broad enough to cover the range of potentially harmful sugary drinks....
Iranian-Americans have been widely successful in the United States. But they've largely been absent from the political scene. Now Cyrus Habib is changing that. He's currently the highest ranking Iranian-American elected official -- newly elected to the Washington Legislature....
The National Rifle Association's ad agency has been helping craft the NRA's image since the early 1980s. Though their approach has been controversial over the years, some critics say the NRA won't be changing its approach any time soon....
Uruguay's new left-wing government has introduced a host of new laws, regarding marijuana, abortion and same-sex marriage. They're hot topics of discussion and, surprisingly, often the reactions people have defy political labels....
Israel has been a hot topic of discussion recently at the U.S. Senate has considered Chuck Hagel's nomination for defense secretary. All of that attention, though, has some Israelis more than a little uncomfortable....
For decades, Americans have turned to professionals to prepare the bodies of dead loved ones for burial. But now, in at least some circles, that practice is being challenged as a few Americans choose to prepare their own loved ones' bodies on their own....
Gun-related deaths continue to mount in the United States, despite legislative efforts to curb them. Slate is building off the attention trained on these deaths to build an interactive map, using social media, crowdsourcing, and news reports, that tracks gun-related deaths in the United States....
Increased incarceration rates in communities with high unemployment and poverty has some researchers questioning the drug policy in the United States. They're suggesting the drug problem is actually an outgrowth of U.S. drug policy -- which needs to be changed....
- In Tornado Alley, weathercasters admired for keeping communities safe
- Spaniards outraged by new, strict EU regulations on olive oil
- James Rosen case prompts frank discuss about balance between First Amendment, national security
- Syrian mother struggles over whether to return to husband, home as civil war rages
- Deadly tornado rips through Oklahoma City suburbs, killing dozens
- Syria’s civil war ends long quiet in Israeli-controlled Golan Heights
- American diplomat expelled from Russia for spying evokes memories of Cold War
- While 11 million people may live in U.S. illegally -- the impact extends to millions more
- Tel Aviv offers insights as Boston prepares permanent memorial to Boston Marathon victims
- Police in Cleveland trying to figure out how man hid abducted women for a decade
- Catholic priests in Philippines bring Mass to shopping malls to meet the people
- Among Myanmar's large Buddhist population, monks, monasteries play important role
- 'I am a Mormon' campaign launches in London, in response to play's debut
- Yangon Muslims watch nervously as violence spreads in Myanmar
- New Pope Francis gets less than warm greeting from Venezuela
- New book seeks to guide Orthodox Jewish newly weds in sexual intimacy
- Latino Catholics in the U.S. embrace Catholic Church's new Argentinian pope
- Argentina's Dirty War revisited after new pope is elected
- Catholic Church unveils Pope Francis as next leader
- Bulgaria chooses new religious leader -- with complex past
- States consider reforms to help domestic workers move out of shadows
- Ukraine’s Asgarda martial arts program recasts Amazon warrior women
- Undocumented immigrant caregiver tells story from inside invisible workforce
- Meat processing across the Midwest largely done by immigrants
- China's hukou system puts migrant workers at severe economic disadvantage
- Ethnic Karen refugees from Myanmar find foothold in North Carolina
- Pakistani women have new tools to fight disfiguring acid attacks
- Some immigrant women, victims of domestic violence, afraid to seek help
- Grand jury will convene to consider more charges in Ohio rape case
- Congress holds hearing on changing how military handles sexual assault cases