Dan K. Thomasson: Senate majority changes; dysfunction remains the same

| |Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

WASHINGTON - If you think governmental dysfunction has been alleviated by the midterm elections, think again. As the Republicans prepare to take control of both houses of the Congress, the same elements that have produced gridlock between the legislature and the presidency remain in place despite pledges from key players to try to make things work for a change.

Carl Hiaasen: Predators follow prey to Florida

| |Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Last week the Wall Street Journal completed an investigation of "troubled" stockbrokers, and the results were no surprise.

Women's voices rightly pushing to advance today's gaming culture

| |Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Since late August, a group of gamers has been waging an online war against women.

Mary Sanchez: The fire next time � may engulf Ferguson

| |Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

By every indication - from both the street and civic offices - Ferguson, Missouri is expected to blow.

Cynthia M. Allen: How to tackle healthcare in the new Congress

| |Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

File this one under reasons to remain skeptical of Obamacare.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: Some thoughts as we wait to see whether Ferguson burns

| |Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Last week, I spent a day at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where some students and I talked about protest. Des Moines is six hours up the road from Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, was shot to death by a police officer in August, prompting weeks of often violent clashes between protesters, rioters and heavily militarized police.

Spacecraft's comet landing brings pride on Earth

|Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Raleigh News & Observer on Thursday, Nov. 13:

No toll lanes on Internet highway

|Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

The following editorial appeared in the Sacramento Bee on Tuesday, Nov. 11:

Rekha Basu: Assisted suicide not an option, woman died 'by degrees'

| |Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Amy Van Meter's death four years ago brought passionate testimonials about the 43-year-old mediator, social activist and writer and her handling of an agonizing battle with multiple sclerosis. "We have learned the meaning of fortitude in unrelenting pain, courage in uncommon trials, generosity of spirit, and faithfulness to a fully present life," her obituary in The Des Moines Register said.

Leonard Pitts Jr.: An open letter to the GOP regarding its dearest enemy

| |Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Dear Republican Party: