Did you get the memo? It’s legalization week! The New York Times is calling for legal pot. Slate is calling for legal prostitution.
The most eyebrow-raising part of Ryan's poverty plan — which, as I wrote last week, has a lot of good parts — is his suggestion that low-income households write and execute a contractually binding "life plan" in exchange for government aid.
The United States and United Nations have jointly announced a break in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, beginning at 8 a.m.
Ladies: Please wear pants in Crown Heights. And sleeves. Consider a smart blazer, too. As long as you dress modestly, the people who posted a handful of signs around a Hasidic section of the rapidly gentrifying Brooklyn neighborhood will be happy.
It was a messy weekend for the costumed street performers of Times Square. A man dressed as Spider-Man punched an NYPD officer after resisting arrest for harassing a tourist Saturday, joining a long list of characters behaving badly that includes a Cookie Monster who shoved a 2-year-old and a vocally anti-Semitic Elmo.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning against nonessential travel to three West African countries today as the death toll from the Ebola outbreak on the continent has reached 729.
Because getting his act together to become president and starting a war with an old foe wasn't enough, America's favorite never-good-enough son is writing a 300-page book about his dear old dad.
No act of personal writing makes my skin crawl like when a father sits down to describe what having a daughter has taught him about the female experience.
John Boehner had a plan to address the border crisis: The House would pass an extremely right-wing bill, then it would leave town and blame the Senate for failing to pass its bill.
When reports first surfaced that the Central Intelligence Agency snooped on senators preparing a report about the agency's Bush-era interrogation techniques, CIA Director John Brennan said, "When the facts come out on this, I think a lot of people who are claiming that there has been this tremendous sort of ...
By now, you may be aware of The Atlantic senior editor and former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum's unfortunate recent foray into the netherworld of unhinged internet rumors.
The defining trait of neoconservative thought is analogizing all foreign-policy scenarios to the rise of Hitler, thereby turning every question into a simple Chamberlain-or-Churchill decision matrix in which the correct answer is always Churchill.
Shards of glass as much as a foot long fell onto 57th Street this morning after an 18th floor window in a high-rise was broken by construction equipment.
California marijuana activist Reverend Bud Green of the People Opposing Tyranny Party (that's the POT Party ...
It took her 17 years after his death, but 81-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is finally aware of the Notorious B.I.G.
The police in Lockport, New York, a small upstate town outside of Buffalo, asked residents for help solving a mystery yesterday.
Governor Cuomo’s big headache over the Moreland Commission, his shuttered anti-corruption panel, is not getting better.
Although the United States opted not to name Israel in its condemnation of Wednesday’s attack on a school serving as a U.N.
John Kerry is back from his mission to Gaza. He has no good news to report. The massacres continue. Tuesday night, 20 more Palestinians were killed when Israeli shells hit yet another U.N.
Police Chief Kathleen O'Toole came across some interesting data when reviewing the Seattle PD's first biannual report on marijuana enforcement: Out of the 83 pot-related tickets issued by the SPD in the first half of 2014, 66 were issued by one guy.