A state senator has said that New Yorkers should be banned from talking on cell phones when crossing the road. He cited examples of distracted pedestrians walking into vehicles and even fountains.
#1 Stick in the Muck – Rupert Murdock
The vast majority of scientists — even American ones! — agree that human beings are pumping too much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and that this is causing the global climate to warm. So why aren’t we trying to do anything about it? Well, we are. Millions of concerned [...]
It's happened again. A deranged American male has gone on a rampage with a semiautomatic weapon, shooting down a score of people--this time at a political gathering in Tucson, Ariz. If past experience is any guide, gun lovers will trot out the familiar excuses: Guns don't kill people, people do. If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.
Three Mexican mayors have been assassinated this year, but such killings draw little attention as they are increasingly common and many Mexicans believe slain politicians often have drug ties.
Baylor University professor says violent metaphors are nothing new in American politics, but the 24-hour news cycle and anonymity of the Internet "open the floodgates" for extremists who have no way of being held accountable.
The former civil engineer turned mayor of Kabul, Afghanistan, is winning praise by using his 17-hour work days to promote road repair and provide homes to the poor or homeless.
Outlet: TheAtlantic.comIn city after city, the story has been the same. An extreme weather event hits, the city's team has been overwhelmed, and the whole issue becomes a small arms firefight between the mayor and whoever else lines up on the ramparts. In February, it was
Scott Brown is one of the luckiest of 2010.
Brazil’s president-elect has chosen the senator Aloizio Mercadante to replace the physicist Sergio Rezende in the Ministry of Science.
A new study says members of Congress make lousy stockpickers overall, with one key exception: when they invest in local businesses