Articles of Interest
February 19, 2016, 3:47pm
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February 19, 2016, 10:31am

The New York Times – Justin Gillis.

The global public health emergency involving deformed babies emerged in 2015, the hottest year in the historical record, with an outbreak in Brazil of a disease transmitted by heat-loving mosquitoes. Can that be … Read more »

February 15, 2016, 11:08am

Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Saturday at the age of 79, served on the Supreme Court for 30 years and made as big a mark on the court and on American law and politics as some of the chief … Read more »

February 12, 2016, 11:51am

Damon Winter/The New York Times 

The  betting markets now say that the most likely Republican nominee for president is a man who mocks women, insults Latinos, endorses war crimes like torture, denounces party icons and favors barring people from the … Read more »

February 11, 2016, 4:51pm

However worrying Tuesday was for the success of xenophobic politics in America, it might have been more worrying for the planet’s climate.

In the early evening, the Supreme Court temporarily blocked the implementation of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan, … Read more »
February 10, 2016, 6:49pm

The New York Times.

By law, dating back to 1921, the president of the United States must submit an annual budget request to Congress. On Tuesday, President Obama submitted his eighth and final budget. And like all presidential budgets, it … Read more »

January 30, 2016, 4:27pm

The New York Times – Editorial.

The battle to be the Republican choice for president has been nasty, brutish and anything but short. The hope among some Republicans is that the Iowa caucuses on Monday and the New Hampshire primary … Read more »

January 30, 2016, 4:25pm

The New York Times – Editorial.

For the past painful year, the Republican presidential contenders have been bombarding Americans with empty propaganda slogans and competing, bizarrely, to present themselves as the least experienced person for the most important elected job … Read more »

January 27, 2016, 4:36pm
Senator Barbara Mikulski, center, with other senators in 2014.

Senator Barbara Mikulski, center, with other senators in 2014.Credit Alex Wong/Getty Images

A couple of enterprising Harvard University students have uncovered proof of what women in the United States Senate have long suspected and claimed: They really are better … Read more »

January 27, 2016, 2:55pm

By Jackie Calmes – New York Times.

WASHINGTON — A grand jury’s indictment on Monday of two abortion opponents who covertly recorded Planned Parenthood officials is the latest, most startling sign that a Republican campaign against the group has run … Read more »