Almost the entire Northern Hemisphere has been hotter than normal this summer; Denver hit an all-time high of 105 in June, around the same time that Oman reported the highest nighttime low temperature ever recorded anywhere in the world, 109.
If you’ve been wondering what makes Kim Jong Un such a successful dictator, here’s one hint: When he speaks at a meeting, his officials sit up and pay attention. The other way, evidently preferred by Kim, is to make an example of subordinates who fall asleep at meetings or official functions by shooting at them with antiaircraft guns. Unconfirmed but widely cited reports said that was how the career of North Korea’s defense minister ended in 2015.
The latest example of a public figure failing to live up to his press is former (as of Friday) Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a Rhodes scholar, decorated Navy SEAL, philanthropist and family man.
Next to Jews themselves — in fact, exceeding many American Jews themselves — evangelicals are among Israel’s strongest supporters.
The rise to power of a cynical demagogue who’s brooding, suspicious, and angry is the plot of Shakespeare’s “Richard III” and the subject of a new book by scholar Stephen Greenblatt. The book may have a few contemporary echoes.
A number of analysts have been wondering aloud whether the loyalty of Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer, will pass the acid test of a federal indictment.
The idea of prosecuting women who have abortions, long a fringe position on the right, is starting to gain traction, as the logical extension of the belief that abortion is equivalent to murder.
To get a handle on President Trump's negotiating skills, it's worth taking a detailed look at how he plays (and interprets) his golf game. Don't forget: Players keep their own score.
Why do we need assault rifles? According to some on the right, to fight off government tyranny, because you can't beat the U.S. Army with just handguns.
Trump campaign adviser Gloria Copeland says to "inoculate yourself with the word of God" in order to protect against the flu. That's dangerous advice.
Some Trump voters, after their towns were flooded by Hurricane Harvey, are beginning to reconsider their conviction that climate change has no scientific basis.
The Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is a vehicle for demonstrating the compassion that their opponents say Republicans lack, since it puts the emphasis on the fetus’s subjective pain, rather than its absolute right to life, based on its possession of a soul.
Yahoo News’ Jerry Adler looks back at the time Newsweek, trying to break a story and sell magazines, got embroiled in a hoax involving the “Hitler diaries.”