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  • Environmentalists Don't Like Europe's New Climate Plan. Can Obama Do Better?

    24 October 2014, 1:14 pm by: James West

    Environmental groups are warning that a new European agreement to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030 sets the bar far too low.…
  • Friday Cat Blogging - 24 October 2014

    24 October 2014, 12:55 pm by: Kevin Drum

    We're a little late with catblogging today, but not bad under the circumstances—which partly include all those meddling doctors with their tests and pills and questions, but are actually mostly technological. For the most part, the Windows tablet and the new…
  • Final Housekeeping Update

    24 October 2014, 11:09 am by: Kevin Drum

    According to my surgeon, yesterday's kyphoplasty went swimmingly well. I needed to be prepared for normal post-op recovery pain, but once I was through that my back would be in good shape.…
  • We're Still at War: Photo of the Day for October 24, 2014

    24 October 2014, 10:38 am

    US Navy Sailors aboard a guided missile destroyer plot on a chart during a damage control drill. (US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Declan Barnes)
  • William Gibson: The Future Will View Us "As a Joke"

    24 October 2014, 6:45 am by: Tasneem Raja

    Photoillustration: Mario Wagner; Photograph: Michael O'Shea…
  • Former GOP Staffer: Senate Candidate Joni Ernst "Did and Said Nothing" to Stop Sexual Harassment

    24 October 2014, 6:30 am by: Molly Redden

    A lawsuit filed last week by a former GOP staffer in the Iowa state Senate claims that US Senate candidate Joni Ernst, a Republican, saw male colleagues sexually harass a female employee when Ernst served in the state Senate and "did and said" nothing to stop…
  • How American Indians Could Save the Democrats' Senate Majority

    24 October 2014, 6:10 am by: Tim Murphy

    Earlier this year, Kevin Killer collected 1,193 signatures to put a referendum on the ballot to change the name of Shannon County, South Dakota. The county, which includes much of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, is named for former Dakota Territory Supreme…
  • These Rules Can Protect Doctors and Nurses From Ebola—If They're Followed

    24 October 2014, 6:00 am by: Gabrielle Canon

    More than 200 nurses rallied outside the National Nurses United headquarters in Oakland, California, on Tuesday, demanding more stringent protections from Ebola for health care workers. They carried signs reading "Stop Blaming Nurses. Stop Ebola." and wore red…
  • Anti-Abortion Colorado Republican Candidate Tries to Pass Himself Off As Pro-Choice

    24 October 2014, 6:00 am by: Andy Kroll

    Bob Beauprez, the Republican candidate for governor of Colorado, just joined a growing club of GOP politicians—including Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Senate hopeful Scott Brown of New Hampshire—who have grossly misrepresented their stance on women's…
  • Drugs, Doctors, and Death Threats: Inside the Battle Over California's Prop. 46

    24 October 2014, 6:00 am by: Sam Brodey

    Politicians occasionally get death threats. Authors of state ballot measures usually don't. Yet that's what happened to Bob Pack, the coauthor of Proposition 46, a medical-regulation initiative on the California ballot this fall. Recently, Pack got a call at…

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