If we've learned one lesson from the massacre in Tucson, Ariz., it's that cause and effect are poor guides to explain human behavior.
The Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously upheld the federal government's ability to conduct background security checks of contracted employees, ruling against a group of NASA-contracted scientists and engineers who had challenged the agencies drug-screening process on privacy grounds.
Afghan President Hamid Karzai delayed parliament's opening session by one month Wednesday so that a controversial tribunal he has backed can continue its investigation into election fraud.
The battle over the estate of the late billionaire husband of deceased Playboy playmate Anna Nicole Smith came once again to the Supreme Court on Tuesday.
The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from opponents of same-sex marriage who want to overturn the District of Columbia's gay marriage law.
For most people, a missed flight is simply an inconvenience. But for Utah gun owner Greg Revell, a missed connection meant 10 days in jail after he was stranded in New Jersey with an unloaded firearm he had legally checked with his luggage in Salt Lake City.
As the House prepares for Wednesday's vote to repeal the Democrats' health care law, Republicans say it marks more than a shot at a controversial Obama policy — they argue it is the first step toward making Congress relevant in debates over the Constitution.
Back in the spring of 2010, White House officials liked to talk up the idea that their health-reform package was the Medicare of our time - a major piece of legislation that, while initially controversial, would become mainstream, as did the Great Society program. With today's House vote, the analogy needs a tweak: Think of the Medicare reform of the 1980s, not the 1960s, when Congress enacted and then, facing great criticism, reconsidered the catastrophic coverage.
When practiced faithfully, monogamy seems to benefit humanity far more than any kind of "big love."