National

02/07/2016 - 3:00pm

    Tesla Motors has taken the first step toward challenging a year-old Michigan law that bars direct-to- consumer auto sales in the state. I trust you'll agree with me that the law is a blatant piece of protectionism, designed to help car dealers at the expense of consumers. But that still leaves an important -- and...

02/06/2016 - 2:00pm

    There are few holes deeper than those in the heart of a 13-year-old girl.

    For many, it is an age of painful yearning, of a life lived in imaginary cloud worlds, away from acne and algebra and all that...

02/06/2016 - 10:00am

    Solitary confinement is exactly what it sounds like.

    A prisoner is kept in a small cell — usually 6 feet by 10 — alone, for 23 hours a day.

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02/06/2016 - 9:00am

    We often hear about public health crises related to poor diet, lack of exercise, and smoking. But what about chronic stress?

    Canadian physician Gabor Maté studies the mind-body connection. He argues...

02/06/2016 - 8:00am

    The 187,000 acres on which sits the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge never belonged to the state of Oregon, much less the band of cowboy exhibitionists who'd taken it over. This and other federal lands were acquired through conquest over, purchases from or treaties...

02/06/2016 - 8:00am

    With oil cheaper than bottled water, the average American driver saved $540 at the pump last year.

    But oil prices are also battering Alaska’s economy, rattling the stock market, and leaving thousands...

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