| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Gandhi, Mandela and Castro took to the streets armed with certainty that the courts would never grant the change they desired. In the soppy legal drama "The Attorney," the protagonist eventually arrives at a similar conclusion as he embarks on a journey...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 4:13 PM
In a psychology lab at Oregon State University, 37 girls ages 4 to 7 have finally demonstrated what feminists have long warned: that playing with Barbie dolls drives home cultural stereotypes about a woman's place and suppresses a little girl's career...
| Mar 9, 2014
Laszlo Bock, the head of human resources at Google, made quite a splash with his announcement last year that the technology firm has changed the way it hires people. Gone are the brainteaser-style interview questions that so many candidates abhorred....
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:04 PM
Washington Post economics columnist Robert Samuelson was wringing his hands this weekend over America's "dysfunctional" politics, and the country's consequent failure to deal with several trends that, if not halted, are destined to impoverish us all.
| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:37 PM
PRETORIA, South Africa -- The murder trial of South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius began dramatically in Pretoria’s High Court on Monday, with a neighbor testifying that she heard “bloodcurdling screams” on the night his...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 7:25 PM
WASHINGTON — Weeks after he took office, President Obama met privately with 40 grieving Americans, many clutching photographs of loved ones lost in terrorist attacks.
The new president told them he would be closing Guantanamo Bay military prison...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:41 PM
"The ADHD Explosion: Myths, Medication, Money and Today's Push for Performance," released this week by Oxford University Press, chronicles the steep increase in ADHD diagnoses in the United States over the last two decades. The new book offers provocative...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:30 PM
“Go die in a shallow grave you Muslim commie,” read the Facebook comment, which was directed at President Obama and posted by someone calling himself Coon Trapper.
But officials in the Village of Pleasantville, N.Y., say Coon Trapper was...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:37 PM
WASHINGTON — Consumers opened their wallets more than expected in December even though their incomes failed to grow, but their confidence slipped in January amid concerns about whether the recent upturn in economic momentum can be sustained....
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A couple of centuries ago, Northern California was a magnet for legions of men, young and old, in search of riches. They had heard that millions could be made by anyone who showed up and worked hard. Some did achieve great wealth, but most left with...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 8:44 AM
WASHINGTON -- Consumer confidence slipped this month amid concerns about whether the recent upturn in momentum can be sustained, according to data released Friday.
The consumer sentiment index from the University of Michigan and Thomson Reuters...