After delaying the start of legislative business last week because of the Tucson shootings, the House of Representatives gets back to work this week.
At the Detroit Auto Show, small, fuel efficient cars are all the talk. Toyota is unveiling a wagon-style Prius spinoff, Mercedes is showing all-electric and hydrogen fueled cars and Ford has an all-electric hatchback. But despite the buzz over electric, it will be years before they become mainstream.
There’s buzz over electric cars at the Detroit Auto Show this week. You can watch a video of our tour through Boston in one, we had a little trouble finding a charging station.
Voting has ended in Sudan over whether the Christian south will secede from the Arab north. The south is widely expected to separate, but it’s not clear what will happen with the contested, oil-rich area called Abyei.
Rabbi Hyman Schachtel famously said in the 60s that “happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.” Now one psychologist says going out and getting what you want may actually increase happiness.
In his book “April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Death And How It Changed America,” author Michael Eric Dyson writes about how blacks and whites have shaped their own different images of the late civil rights leader.
Kelly Frey, the editor of Oklahoma’s big daily newspaper The Oklahoman, is from El Reno, Okla. and describes what it’s like to grow up in “tornado alley.”Comment | more »
Are home-based shelters really enough to hold back an F5 category tornado, which can have winds upwards of 300 miles per hour? And what about people who don’t have home-based shelters?3 Comments | more »
If you find yourself waxing nostalgic for the kind of 1970s investigative journalism that led to the Watergate hearings, you can now relive the chills and thrills of the Washington Post investigation.Comment | more »