As disfunction on a national level and to a lesser degree in Olympia takes its toll, tactical localism, has become the de jour mechanism for cities to advance their urbanist agenda. APTA announces public transit ridership is higher than any year since 1956, even compared to 2008 when gas cost over $4.00 a gallon. The […]
In years past, our ESPN NFL divisional bloggers would compile lists of the top free agents within their respective divisions. We're continuing that tradition this offseason, but with a twist: We asked each of our ESPN NFL Nation bloggers...Show More Summary
The global macro picture is bad enough in and of itself. Simmering feuds between rival nations certainly do not help the picture. Here are a few recent stories that caught my eye.China has No Room For Compromise with JapanThe New York Times reports China has No Room For Compromise with Japan. Show More Summary
- Iran President Hassan Rouhani: We can’t stress enough we won’t develop WMDs because it is against our principles - Protesters, meanwhile, stormed the General National Congress in Libya and left two MPs wounded when they were shot - “Awesome news our debt is falling” a casual observer in the U.S. would say. But it’s not because of an economic recovery, it’s austerity.
We already took a look at the web traffic numbers for DC publications for the month of January. Now we bring you January’s comScore numbers for the top 15 national news websites. A few notes on reading the chart. The list below includes individual websites as well as networks of websites in bold. Show More Summary
There are a lot of reasons why people who would benefit from using condoms don't. Certainly for some people it's a lack of knowledge. For a lot of others it isn't. As I was reminded recently by the powerful liturgy for a burning condom our relationship to condoms is far from simple. Show More Summary
In the news: The National Cathedral pinnacle survives another "earthquake," hundreds of thousands of UMD students' social security numbers compromised, and more. [ more › ]
by Bill Pearis and Andrew Sacher still from Kevin Drew's "Good Sex" video It's been a while since we've done one of our video roundups, but there were just too many good videos this week to pass up the opportunity....
The top story tonight: the collapse of the deficit scolds. With the deficit having vanished from the national radar, a “young people” (LOL) affiliate of Fix the Debt called “the Can Kicks Back” is running short of cash. Why? Alex Pareene has the answer: [A] problem The Can Kicks Back has faced is the […]
A roundup of economic news on Asia from around the web. --Without Steroids: As growth accelerates again in developed economies, emerging nations will have to up their game to stay competitive, Sri Mulyani Indrawati says. --Europe'sShow More Summary
YouTube Nation, for those of you who haven't been paying attention, is going strong. YouTube's month-old daily video roundup has received plenty of love on the YouTube Spotlight channel, and the latest episode features a trio of guest...Show More Summary
A roundup of our favorite posts about sweaters, energy, Patti Page and Jimmy Carter.
Folk music legend Pete Seeger died on Monday at the age of 94. Seeger became a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972. Other notable awards include a Grammy lifetime achievement in 1993, National Medal of Arts in 1994, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 1996. Show More Summary
USA Today: The climate trends are overwhelming. Earth had its fourth-warmest year on record in 2013, and all of the 10 warmest years on record have occurred since 1998, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported last week. It is true, as the skeptics like to point out, that long-term climate modeling remains an inexact science. Show More Summary
Less than a week remains until Notre Dame puts the finishing touches on its 2014 recruiting class. On Wednesday, the program's 20 current commits, plus any remaining targets who choose to pledge to the Irish, will sign their national...Show More Summary
There is one week left until national signing day when the Texas A&M football coaches will ink the 2014 recruiting class. As should be expected with recruiting, there are a lot of rumors going around about who will sign with the Aggies...Show More Summary
Adding Malik McDowell to the rank and file of their 2014 class would be the best-case scenario for the Michigan Wolverines. Conversely, seeing the 4-star defensive end out of Southfield do anything but choose Michigan on national signing...Show More Summary
The closer Charlie Strong gets to national signing day, the more he and the Longhorns want it to just be over with. In terms of its 2014 recruiting class, Texas has seen better days. The decommitments continue to pile up for the Longhorns as members of Charlie Strong's first class continue to shop around. Show More Summary
With national signing day rapidly approaching, Nick Saban and the Alabama Crimson Tide are on pace to land another class lauded as the nation’s best. The Tide sit comfortably atop the 247Sports class rankings, and Saban has the Tide in position to land a few more blue chippers on Feb. Show More Summary
January is coming to a close, which means college coaches are making that final push to get more recruits to commit before national signing day. It’s been a busy month for Georgia head coach Mark Richt, who hired Jeremy Pruitt as his new defensive coordinator and also brought in two new defensive coaches (Tracy Rocker and Kevin Sherrer ). Show More Summary