Emily Schwartz Greco & William A. Collins

12/18/2014 - 4:10am

    Heads are finally rolling because of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ assorted waitlist scandals.

    Some 1,000 or more workers may lose their jobs over chronic bottlenecks and fake waitlists, VA chief Robert McDonald disclosed shortly...

05/08/2014 - 9:15pm

    The Great Recession leveled a blow to the middle and working classes from which they haven’t yet recovered.

    Given that labor’s pay and prestige in America peaked in the 1960s, this isn’t exactly new. Still, it’s time that all our leaders took...

05/04/2014 - 11:43pm

    What a bittersweet 60th anniversary: On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court’s landmark Brown v. Board of Education ruling declared “separate but equal” school systems inherently unconstitutional.

    After making great progress toward integrating public...

04/17/2014 - 4:51pm

    Compassion for the dying is gaining traction. It’s about time.

    In 1948, 37 percent of Americans supported the idea behind the “death with dignity” movement. Last year, 70 percent of us did. While that number leveled off two decades back, how big a...

04/03/2014 - 12:47am

    It’s hard to get your mind wrapped around Russia’s annexation of Crimea and seizure of Ukrainian military bases there. It was — and many Ukrainians say still is — part of a neighboring sovereign country until mid-March.

    And it seemed like...

03/27/2014 - 3:28am

    It’s hard not to love mediocre, bad, or even awful movies that portray a post-apocalyptic or utterly dysfunctional future. If you’ve watched Logan’s Run, Water World, The Day After Tomorrow, AI, or Soylent Green more than once, you’ll know what we mean.

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