By Mark Schmitt Mark Schmitt is director of the program on political reform at the New America Foundation.
How far will people go to obey authority? The most powerful example may have come from a real-life con: prank calls that led dozens of managers at fast food joints and grocery stores to interrogate and strip search their own employees.
Mindy Kaling is a 35-year-old American writer and comedian of Indian heritage, famous for TV shows The Office and the Mindy Project. Malala Yousafzai is a 17-year-old Pakistani activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize for her work on behalf of girls' education and who survived an assassination attempt by the Pakistani Taliban.
After Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown, residents took to the streets to protest what many saw as yet another example of police mistreatment of black Americans.
I mostly agree with my colleague Matt Yglesias's argument that Amazon is doing the world a favor by crushing book publishers.
The NoPhone is exactly what it sounds like — a phone that is not a phone. Well, OK, it's not actually a phone.
1. Ebola in Mali (and New York) Mayor Bill de Blasio at a press conference about the Ebola outbreak. (Kena Betancur/Getty Image) The first Ebola patient in Mali died.
There was a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, just north of Seattle, Friday morning. The gunman, 14-year-old Jaylen Fryberg, is dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
After months of perfect secrecy and rumors that Taylor Swift was only allowing people to listen to her new album 1989 on her personal iPhone, the entire album has leaked just days before it is scheduled Monday release date.
There was a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, just north of Seattle, Friday morning. The gunman is dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to local law enforcement.
Let's imagine a hypothetical workplace where the male CEO has an affair with a young, female intern. The CEO is married, of course, and a serial philanderer.
President Barack Obama on Friday met — and hugged — Nina Pham, the Texas nurse who was cured of Ebola after becoming the first person to contract the disease in the US while treating Liberian patient Thomas Duncan.
Solar power still generates just 0.4 percent of America's electricity. But it's expanding at a shocking rate, with a new rooftop system installed every four minutes. There are lots of reasons for that, from lower costs to federal subsidies to innovative financing schemes.
So far, every story of an American infected with Ebola has ended happily, most recently, with today's news that Dallas nurse Nina Pham — the first patient to contract Ebola in the US — has been discharged from hospital, Ebola-free.
It's been said again and again: There are a lot of things in the US that are far more dangerous to the typical American than Ebola.
After months of perfect secrecy and rumors that Taylor Swift was only allowing people to listen to her new album 1989 on her personal iphone, the entire album has leaked just days before it is scheduled Monday release date.
TIME's Michael Scherer, Pratheek Rebala, and Chris Wilson have created a cool interactive "campaign inflation calculator." They find that spending on Congressional campaigns has increased at an even faster rate than spending on health care — and has far outpaced growth in household income or GDP: (Time.com) These numbers include outside spending as well as spending directly from campaigns.
Americans' paychecks just jumped higher, but wages are still pretty flat. If that sounds nonsensical, just take a look at the latest data from the Labor Department.
Let's start at the beginning: Craig Spencer, who contracted Ebola while working with Doctors Without Borders to stop the outbreak in West Africa, is almost certainly a better person than you are.
The awful-smelling comet 67P/C-G. (ESA/Rosetta/NAVCAM) The Rosetta space probe is about to make history.