Without a budget deal to head off the fiscal showdown, the nation faces a combination of expiring Bush-era tax cuts and steep across-the-board spending cuts.
Damascus, a Syrian government stronghold, has been largely shielded from the uprising that turned into a civil war. But that’s changing now.
The Occupy Wall Street movement of a year ago is back – as Occupy Sandy. The group is coordinating volunteers and donations, with a little help from an online gift registry commonly used for weddings.
Ever since Sean Connery introduced himself in the 1962 James Bond film “Dr. No,” music has been an integral part of the Bond mystique.
We hear from listeners about a report on so-called “dark money” used during political campaigns; The Onion’s satirical coverage; and the difference between a brogue and a burr.
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 »