Alan Schroeder and Patrick Millsaps discuss how humor and off-script exchanges can help or hurt a candidate in debates.
AUDIO: Here are some of the stories we cover in today’s edition: In just one week, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will meet for the first presidential debate of the 2012 … read more »
Joe Paterno was pulled off his pedestal, almost literally. The legendary Penn State coach, a bigger-than-life hero for most of his life, was cast in a seven-foot, bigger-than-life statue that … read more »
(CNN) — We don’t yet know how heavy a blow Hurricane Isaac will deliver to the Gulf Coast when it hits. But mindful of the devastation that Hurricane Katrina left … read more »
In a decision announced Wednesday, Australia’s high court upheld the plain packaging act, which says that tobacco products must be in plain packaging without logos and bear graphic health warnings … read more »
My colleague James Alan Fox and I have studied hundreds of cases of mass murder, including those committed at random in shopping malls, churches, health clubs, and cinemas. Almost every killer … read more »
Is Lady Gaga an artist? Sure, she can play piano. She’s got some songwriting talent, too. But music isn’t what comes to mind when the former Stefani Germanotta is discussed. Instead, … read more »
There are few criminal events as stunning and frightening as a mass shooting. The suddenness, randomness and unpredictability of episodes like Friday’s early morning massacre at an Aurora, Colorado, movie … read more »
Definitions of American patriotism are as diverse as Americans. Political philosopher and Northeastern University professor Stephen Nathanson explores the subject in his book “Patriotism, Morality, and Peace.” He writes that patriotism is generally characterized … read more »
The early-morning slaughter of four Florida siblings at the hands of what authorities say was their mother is an “almost unheard of” case, crime experts said Wednesday.
Will young American voters be as enthusiastic about President Obama’s re-election as they were about his candidacy four years ago, when 66% of 18– to 29-year-olds favored him over John McCain?
As 18-year-old Giovana Frediani and her friends stood in front of the mirror to prep for a night out, one girl turned around and complained that her backside was getting big.