Growing up in the '80s, author Myla Goldberg crafted a survival plan in the event of a nuclear war. But all that changed when she read On the Beach by Nevil Shute. Have you ever read a book that gave you a sobering picture of the world? Tell us in the comments.
Gov. Scott Walker beat back a recall attempt in Wisconsin on Tuesday by doing what he had to do, turning out huge majorities in the Republican enclaves of the state — especially in its eastern half near Lake Michigan.
Immigration remains an intense political debate and a point of contention between Mexico and the U.S. Jorge Castaneda, Mexico's former foreign minister, and Douglas S. Massey, founder and co-director of the Mexican Migration Project, argue that now is the time to solve it "peacefully and quietly."
A federal judge declared a mistrial in the campaign finance case against former Sen. John Edwards. Since the trial, numerous writers and columnists have considered what we've learned about the former presidential candidate, political campaigns and ourselves through the weeks of uncomfortable testimony.
This week, the British government reversed course on a plan to place a 20 percent tax on hot foods like pasties, a humble food more associated with the layman than a posh parliamentarian. Sometimes those politicians must eat their words.
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