The thought that a Germanwings pilot deliberately crashed a commercial plane into the Alps killing himself and 149 others is truly harrowing. French aviation investigators related on...
Fracking: US Tightens Rules for Chemical Disclosure
WASHINGTON—The Obama administration said Friday it is requiring companies that drill for oil and natural gas on federal lands to disclose chemicals used in hydraulic... Read more
Developing World Sees Internet as Morally Corrupting
As of 2015, the vast majority of Americans use the Internet, and even among older Americans, habits such declining to use email are becoming increasingly... Read more
Starbucks #RaceTogether Campaign: An Idea That Failed in Execution
Starbucks Coffee’s #RaceTogether campaign to get customers talking about race relations in America has hit a rough patch. After a tirade of negative press and... Read more
Should We Praise Target for Settling Data Breach Lawsuit?
Target will pay $10 million in a lawsuit settlement to customers hurt by the company’s massive 2013 data breach, U.S. District Judge Paul Magnuson confirmed... Read more
Georgia County Settles Lawsuit Over Man Jailed for Traffic Ticket
ATLANTA—A traffic ticket turned into a federal case in Georgia. Though the U.S. Supreme Court ruled more than 30 years ago that it is unconstitutional... Read more
Billions of Dollars Left Unused, as Students Fail to Ask for Financial Aid
At a time when mounting student debt is dominating news, students across America are leaving nearly $3 billion in federal financial aid on the table... Read more
Don’t Tell New York and Boston: Earth Had Its Warmest Winter on Record
Don’t tell New York City and Boston, but the Earth experienced its warmest winter on record. Just one day ahead of of spring 2015, the U.S. National... Read more
Americans Are Awful at Voting, but Is Making It Mandatory the Right Idea?
It’s no secret that the American voter turnout during every election season is abysmal. But is forcing Americans to vote—punishable by law—the right solution to... Read more
Don’t Be Hostile Like Frank Underwood
Aggressive, hostile-dominant people may win brass rings in life, but at a cost, according to a series of studies by psychologist Timothy W. Smith and... Read more
Swipe. Tap. Sip. Will It Work for Starbucks?
“Software is eating the world,” venture capitalist Marc Andreessen declared in 2011. His metaphor, meant to sum up the displacement of brick-and-mortar businesses like taxi... Read more
Obama Administration Sets Record for Withholding Government Files
WASHINGTON—The Obama administration set a record again for censoring government files or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information... Read more
As Americans Worry Less About Economy, They Worry More About Other Things
We have good and bad news. The good news is Americans are gaining confidence in the economy. The bad news is they are meanwhile losing... Read more
Max Keiser: Financial Rock ‘N’ Roll
Max Keiser is outspoken to say the least. He hosts the Keiser Report, his show for Russian English-language channel RT, alongside his wife and producer... Read more
I Tried to Talk About Race With Starbucks Baristas, Here’s What Happened
This week, Starbucks Coffee launched a campaign to get its employees to talk about race relations in America with its customers. If they so wish,... Read more
Dear President Obama: It’s Sunshine Week, You Promised a New Era of Transparency, but We’re Still Waiting
Dear President Obama, Happy Sunshine Week! How are you going to celebrate it? I plan to celebrate it by filing a bunch of Freedom of... Read more
St. Patrick’s Day Traditions: Is Green Beer Dye Bad for You?
Happy St. Patrick’s Day—and welcome to the American tradition of green beer and green rivers. In some cities, such as Savannah, Georgia, and Boston, on... Read more