🎧 The hosts discuss what's responsible for the rise in cases and what can be done to reverse this troubling trend.
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Maybe that’s an ungenerous way to respond to a study on an important social issue by a respected, nonpartisan think tank. But, if you’ve been paying any attention at all, that may be your instinctive reaction to last week’s report from the Washington-based Public Religion Research Institute …
The American Library Association, which knows a lot about borrowing, has taken a page from other great causes and declared this "Banned Books Week."
The following is an article that I wrote for one my books in 2007. Today we are hearing much more on this subject.
We regularly encounter stories of Americans struggling to stay financially afloat, buffeted by the day's economic challenges. So many focus on a woman who is identified a quarter of the way in as a "single mother." She's often portrayed facing impossible demands of holding a paying job while…
When Gov. Ron DeSantis referred to a “biblical storm surge,” he was assessing Hurricane Ian’s damage and, unknowingly, prophesying what’s to come in future years and decades in Florida.
Nearly every member of my family has ties to Mississippi. During school breaks, we would load up the Aerostar and head out from Detroit, down I-75 south to our grandparents' home in Cruger, a small town nestled somewhere between where Emmett Till's body was found and where Medgar Evers was assassinated.
SANIBEL ISLAND, Fla. — There was no time to waste. As Hurricane Ian lashed southwest Florida, Bryan Stern, a veteran of the U.S. military, and others began gathering crews, boats and even crowbars for the urgent task that would soon be at hand: rescuing hundreds of people who might get trapped by floodwaters.
Ranked choice voting has been in vogue across the nation, with many cities and some states changing their elections to incorporate it.
Ranked choice voting is gaining ground across America. In August, Alaska ran its first election using the method, joining Maine, New York City and many smaller communities.
On a warm fall afternoon, pianist Brian Woods fills the small performance hall in Mount Vernon with soul-stirring classical music that beckons autumn leaves to dance and transports the audience to another time and place. For a brief magical time, we are lifted above our everyday lives and un…
Through its heinous human rights record,
theocracy has defiled religion it's based on
Commentary: What if the reason is not that things are getting worse but that we are getting worse at thinking about things in constructive ways?
🎧 The hosts debate the causes of the crisis at the border and what can be done to help fix this long-term problem.
"When people show you who they are, believe them the first time.”
The U.S. House of Representatives last week passed a bill to reform how Congress certifies electors after a presidential election. That bill (or a similar but slightly weaker Senate one) needs to pass the Senate now.
Is there no end to the mighty powers of our former President Donald Trump?
It doesn’t just happen, someone must take the responsibility for everything that’s wrong with our system. I’m making reference to our postal service.
An international relations expert joins the Utterly Moderate Podcast to assess the current state of the war in Ukraine.
During an annual physical, doctors examine the heart, lungs and other vital organs. Now, a panel of health experts recommends physicians also check patients for anxiety. Dr. Lynn Bufka, from the American Psychological Association, joins CBS News New York's Mary Calvi to explain.
Talking with teachers about the beginning of the school year has me feeling optimistic. Everyone I talk to reports their students are energized, eager and motivated. This is a welcome change from the way students have been feeling for the past couple of years.
As summer turns to fall, I feel an equal sense of sadness and anticipation. I will miss warm sunny days spent outdoors but look forward to cozy chilly evenings curled up by a glowing fire. Similar mixed emotions can appear when we say goodbye to one season of life and step into another.
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has proposed a national U.S. abortion ban barring the procedure after 15 weeks. This push to restrict abortion access across the country follows a rash of new state laws passed by Republicans after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June.
South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham has introduced a federal proposal to place reasonable limits on abortion.
The news that Columbia University filed fraudulent data to rise in the U.S. News & World Report college rankings has again raised the question of what these rankings mean. Does anyone imagine that as Columbia “plunged” from No. 2 to No. 18 (as its ranking was reassessed by U.S. News on its own estimated data) that the Columbia students sitting in their classrooms in Upper Manhattan felt the quality of their education slipping away?
In the not-so-distant past, the United States and its European allies were seemingly a stone’s throw away from clinching a nuclear agreement with Iran after 16 months of arduous talks.