Mike Krzyzewski has agreed to coach yet another U.S. Men’s Olympic basketball team. Krzyzewski has been a force to be reckoned with on the international stage, leading the American men’s basketball team to three straight gold medals. A source close to negotiations says Mike K. will announce his official decision by tomorrow afternoon. Coach K was [...]Show More Summary
It has perhaps never been more clear that Serena Williams is the most dominant force in women's tennis. The 31-year-old American has won a whopping 22 matches in a row, including three clay titles in a row leading up to next week's French Open. Show More Summary
As someone who is pretty friggin' wary about the use of American force in Syria, and as someone who does not shy away from snark in the blogosphere, I found Steve Walt's top ten warning signs of liberal imperialism to more alienating...Show More Summary
It appears that without American support he intervention in Mali could have been quite different. Although the U.S. did not send troops to Mali as part of the French-led intervention that began earlier this year the U.S. military contributed...Show More Summary
In most states, the unemployment rate is coming down, ever so slowly. Still, nearly 12 million Americans are officially unemployed, and millions more have dropped out of the labor force entirely. Each week, we bring you true stories of unemployment, straight from the unemployed. This is what's happening out there. Read more...
By Josh Freedman, The Atlantic We like to view higher education as the "great equalizer" that leads to social mobility. But selective colleges have long been accused of perpetuating class divides, rather than blurring them.
Our favorite part of American Idol is always that final moment when the winner is all verklempt and overwhelmed and forced to sing his or her (finally, this year, her!) winning song live under completely surreal circumstances. That’s the best part of the season, isn’t it? It’s why we let them put us through so much bloated programming leading... More »
TOKYO – Warships from Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force have making stops at the American naval base at Pearl Harbor for more than two decades. But it’s going to seem strange, indeed, when Japanese ground troops clamor aboard this weekend. Show More Summary
Higher education, despite striving to help low-income students, is at risk of becoming just another institution driving apart the rich and poor
An I Will Always Love You singer caused an American Airlines plane to divert and land. The plane was forced to land when the passenger refused repeated requests to stop singing. The song, I Will Always Love You, was written and recorded by Dolly Parton. She later sold the rights to Whitney Houston. The song [...]Show More Summary
ABC News: "An American Airlines flight was forced to make an emergency landing when a female passenger refused to stop singing Whitney Houston songs." Come for the rendition of "I will always love you", stay for the bogus and futile "DO NOT TAKE PICTURES ON THE AIRPLANE!" demands from the flight crew. [Thanks, Michelle Fox!]
Questions about alcohol use should be a part of regular physical checkups, according to a panel of experts. About 21% of American adults admit that they engage in risky drinking behaviors, from overindulging, which can lead to physical and mental harm, to alcohol dependence. Show More Summary
We love Mz. Houston as much as more than the next gal, but this is ridiculous!!! American Airlines travelers flying from El Lay to NYC last Friday had their pans disrupted by the world's most inconvenient karaoke singer! A woman apparently obsessed with Whitney Houston — or maybe Dolly Parton — sang I Will Always Love you [...]
On the third and fourth days of his U.S. tour, Prince Harry was introduced to a plethora of American pastimes, including a private cheerleading performance at the U.S. Air Force Academy's football training center in Colorado. (He wisely managed not to look too impressed.) He also had what we assume was ... More »
As the public anxiously awaits the U.S. State Department’s final decision on the fate of the Keystone XL Pipeline, the discussion has largely ignored the elephant in the room: the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA.) Thanks to...Show More Summary
After the news came out late Friday that Columbia Journalism Review is “having a rough time right now” and letting editors go, I wondered how the University of Maryland’s American Journalism Review is doing. I asked Philip Merrill College of Journalism dean Lucy Dalglish about the publication’s future and she replied: We’ve had a faculty … Read More
And you thought 99 Bottles of Beer was annoying... A woman on an American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to New York was handcuffed over the weekend - and the plane forced to make an emergency landing in Kansas City - because she refused...Show More Summary
Officially, 11.7 million Americans are unemployed, including 4.4 million who've been jobless for more than six months. Millions more have dropped out of the labor force entirely. Each week, we bring you true stories of unemployment, straight from the unemployed. This is what's happening out there. Read more...
House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) responded to President Obama’s forceful condemnation of the GOP’s effort to portray his administration’s response to the attacks on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya as a cover-up on Monday, suggesting that the president sought to downplay the severity of the incident by describing the killings of four [...]
The sharp, long running decline in the number of Americans interested and able to work stands a chance of reversing over coming years as long as the economy can continue to grow.