Politics

How Hate Groups Are Using Charity to Breed Racism Amid the Eurozone Crisis

In Europe's most impoverished capitals, extremists are trading aid for support of their offensive agenda.

The Growing Regional Divide in America's Abortion Debate

A new poll shows the South Central states are more opposed to abortion than ever.

China Has at Least 36 Local Governments With as Much Debt, on Average, as Detroit

Of course, Detroit versus Chinese metros isn’t exactly apples to apples. But there are some striking parallels.

A Rare Glimpse of City Life in North Korea

There are Mercedes and Audis, along with bookstores, restaurants and well-swept but mostly empty streets.

Flood, Rebuild, Repeat: Are We Ready for a Superstorm Sandy Every Other Year?

Why we pretend the next storm won't happen—and flush billions in disaster relief down the drain.

Weiner's New Sexts Were Too Much for His Campaign Manager

You can't blame Danny Kedem, a Hillary Clinton presidential campaign veteran, for not going down with the ship.

Why the Expansion of Paris Is a Pretty Big Deal

The French capital plans to form a huge new urban authority, with roughly three times its current population and four times the land.

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Still Not Resigning, But Will Enter 'Intensive' Counseling

But will it be enough to quell demands that he step down?

New Polls Show Weiner's Latest Idiocy Is Too Much for New York City Voters

His favorability has plummeted, along with his chances of winning the primary in the mayoral election.

How Sprawl Makes Fighting Childhood Obesity So Much Harder

Walking to school shouldn't be a big deal. But it's become one because of short-sighted planning and dangerous, difficult roads.

These Gilded Government Buildings Explain Exactly Why Beijing Is Banning New Ones

China’s Communist Party took another swipe at excessive government spending, with a five-year hiatus on constructing state buildings.

Anthony Weiner and the Forever Scandal

Of course, there are new graphic photos and messages. In the political scandals of the future, the leaks come long and slow.

Armenia's Biggest Celebrities Are Offering People Free Rides Around Yerevan

The program, dubbed Free Car, is part of a public transit strike to protest huge fare hikes.

North Korea Really Wants Its Own Bavarian Beer Garden in Pyongyang

The country's well-connected elites are crazy for beer, with palates developed under the reign of Kim Jong-Il.

Casinos, Corporate Sponsorship, and Tuition Hikes: How Madrid Is Trying to Beat the Recession

An unlikely mix of state pruning and raw commercialism is taking hold in Spain's capital.

Barack Obama and Ray Kelly Are Saying the Exact Opposite Things on Racial Profiling

Two parallel conversations on race, violence, and stop-and-frisk.

Police Geese: This Chinese Crime-Fighting Plan Isn’t as Ridiculous as It Sounds

Turns out they actually make excellent guards against approaching strangers since outsiders cannot calm them into silence.

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The Most Thrilling City Council Commercial Ever

Courtesy the town of Whitehorse, Yukon Territory.

Judge: Detroit's Bankruptcy Filing Is Unconstitutional

Citing the state's constitution, which bars actions that would reduce the pensions of public employees, a Michigan judge blocked the historic filing.