"When I get a little money, I buy books. And if there is any left over, I buy food."
—Deciderius Erasmus (1466?-1536) Dutch Renaissance scholar, theologian
- Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card? Fri, 18 Apr 2014 18:31:00 -0400
- Top Democrats have said recently that some GOP opposition to President Obama and his agenda is based on race. It's an explosive message that might drive Democratic voters to the polls.
- In The Land Of Razor Clams, Dinner Hides Deep Within The Sand Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:31:00 -0400
- Clam digging satisfies that primeval urge to go out into nature and find free food. And inveterate Washington state clam diggers admit they compete to get their daily limit of 15 clams.
- Rescue Workers Erect Memorial To Washington Mudslide Victims Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:02:00 -0400
- Rescuers say they've recovered 39 bodies from the massive March 22 mudslide and are still searching for four others.
- Airbnb To Start Charging Hotel Taxes In A Handful Of Cities Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:01:00 -0400
- Airbnb and other rental websites have made billions marketing existing housing to tourists, without hotel tax. Soon, Airbnb will start collecting tax in New York City, San Francisco and Portland, Ore.
- Marathon Safety Embraced By Boston, For The Most Part Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:08:07 -0400
- Authorities in Massachusetts spent the past year planning a more secure environment for the 2014 Boston Marathon. This year, there will be 3,500 police and National Guard soldiers along the course. Runners and spectators are asked to leave bags and strollers at home. Participants generally seem OK with the new measures but say it may change their experience of the race.
- Hey, Superheroes On The National Mall: Any Advice For Congress? Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:08:00 -0400
- Gathered in Washington for a comic book convention, these costumed enthusiasts shared how their favorite characters would run the country.
- Keystone XL Pipeline Review Extended By State Department Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:40:00 -0400
- Federal agencies are getting more time to review the controversial project, the State Department says, given an ongoing legal battle in Nebraska over whether the pipeline could pass through.
- Why Scott Walker Is Looking Beyond His Fan Base Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:27:00 -0400
- Governors in both parties routinely run for re-election while keeping coy about the White House. But there's no question what's on the Wisconsin governor's mind, long term.
- Should College Dropouts Be Honored By Their Alma Maters? Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:58:32 -0400
- From a Top Gun sequel starring drones to Howard University's pick of Puff Daddy as its commencement speaker, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the week's news.
- Gefilte Fish Shortage: Best Thing Since The Parting Of The Red Sea? Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:58:09 -0400
- A shortage of gefilte fish is causing panic in the middle of Passover. But New York Times reporter Matt Chaban says some observant Jews are OK with not having to eat the love-it-or-hate-it appetizer.
- New York's Muslims Push For Public Schools To Close For Eid Holidays Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:57:07 -0400
- President of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York Linda Sarsour discusses why she wants the city's public schools to close on holidays like Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.
- To Fight Extremism, Don't Alienate Troublemakers At The Mosque Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:55:54 -0400
- In the fight against Islamic extremism, the president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council says that intervention within the community is more effective than external surveillance and secrecy.
- 15 Years After Columbine, Are Schools Any Safer? Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:51:42 -0400
- The mass shooting at Columbine High School spurred schools to adopt "zero tolerance" policies. Do they work? NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez and former principal Bill Bond discuss.
- Wal-Mart To Offer Money-Transfer Service Fri, 18 Apr 2014 11:07:00 -0400
- The giant retailer will go head to head with Western Union and Moneygram in a market worth about $900 billion. But Wal-Mart says it will offer lower fees.
- Obama Wants To Sell Exports To Asia, But Critics Aren't Buying Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:40:00 -0400
- As the president prepares to travel to Asia, the White House says a trade deal would boost U.S. exports. But opponents say the Trans-Pacific Partnership would hurt the environment and U.S. jobs.