Lake County, Ohio has become a good determiner of the way that the swing state will vote, and thus, is also a fairly good predictor of presidential elections. Seven voters coming from different backgrounds, and bringing very different concerns to the table, discuss what's swaying them.
The recently-released ADP September jobs report showed modest growth in the job market. While all of this will certainly be hailed as positive results from the Democrats, Republicans and other detractors will be quick to point out that job growth has been significantly less than what was expected.
After 18 months, and over 20,000 dead, there's still no end in sight for Syria. Martin Nesirky, spokesperson for U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, explains the U.N.'s strategy going forward.
Americans living with disabilities have a long and varied history in this country, as demonstrated in "A Disability History of the United States," a new book by Kim E. Nielsen, professor of history and disability studies at the University of Toledo. Professor Nielson examines this history from a cultural standpoint, as perceptions of disabilities changed dramatically when Europeans colonized the Americas, and as the country moved toward urbanization and industrialization in the 19th century.
Fine art is one of the last mediums to resist the digital pull. We buy music, shoes, books, and anything else we want online, but art has remained a world apart. Carter Cleveland and Sebastian Cwilich, the developers of Art.sy, aim to change that.
Political junkies, economists, baseball scouts, meteorologists, and basically everyone else in the world is constantly trying to predict the future. And yet with the overwhelming amount of data that came with the information age, forecasters are often wrong — if not completely shocked — by the results.
The Supreme Court begins its 2012-2012 term today, just months after announcing its decision on the Affordable Care Act. While the Court has announced only half of the cases it will hear over the next nine months, Jeffrey Rosen, professor of law at George Washington University, explains that the Justices already have a number of contentious issues on the calendar.
Miami Herald correspondent Carol Rosenberg explains why Guantanamo is missing this campaign season, and what Americans still need to know about the detention facility.
A new book by longtime Jerusalem correspondent Patrick Tyler argues that while Iran and other countries in the Middle East have no doubt contributed to the stalemate in the region, Israel's bellicose outlook has also impeded the prospects for peace. Tyler is the author of "Fortress Israel: The Inside Story of the Military Elite Who Run the Country – And Why They Can’t Make Peace."
As the host of CNN's State of the Union and the network's chief political correspondent, Candy Crowley has made a career of holding politicians accountable. A new challenge awaits her this political season: On Tuesday, October 16, Crowley will moderate the second presidential debate.
The BBC's Dan Damon is in Ohio this week for an in-depth look at the Midwest perspective on President Obama and Mitt Romney. This year, Ohioans are also in the midst of a contentious Senate race. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich explains the shifting Ohio race, and looks at close Senate races across the country.
As Saturday Night Live's head writer and host of the show's "Weekend Update" segment, Seth Meyers eagerly awaits the presidential election every four years. In 2008, his first year as head writer, Meyers and SNL alum Tina Fey co-wrote the show's award-winning parodies of Sarah Palin.
Burmese democracy activist Aung Sung Suu Kyi will receive the Congressional Medal of Honor in Washington today. Robert Lieberman explores Burma, ruled for years by a repressive military government, in his new documentary, "They Call It Myanmar."
"Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years," attempts to capture the scope of Warhol's extraordinary influence on contemporary American art, featuring the work of artists like Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Richard Prince — famous artists in their own right.
After the eruption of anti-American sentiment across the Middle East and the death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, American policymakers and citizens might be thinking twice about our involvement in post-Arab Spring countries. But it is precisely because of this violence and unrest that Shadi Hamid thinks the United States should remain involved in the region.
Family values is an oft-repeated in phrase in all presidential campaigns, but the definition has definitely changed over the past few decades. Brown University historian Robert O. Self explores the rightward shift of American politics through the lens of family values in his new book, "All in the Family."
When the United States agreed to a no-fly zone over Libya in 2011, the Obama Administration famously "led from behind," and intervened only with the help of NATO, and with approval from the Arab League. But the United State's reliance on international institutions has an inconsistent history. Mark Mazower details this dizzying history in his new book, "Governing the World: The History of an Idea."
Today the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear a controversial case that's been winding its way through the state's courts throughout the summer. The case will determine the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's voter ID law, but Pennsylvania is in good company: over a dozen state legislatures have enacted voter identification requirements over the past year.
Throughout the 2012 presidential campaign, politicians have largely ignored poverty as an issue, so Cornel West and Tavis Smiley are hitting the road to expose the problems facing the American poor.
As Yale Law School professor Akhil Reed Amar notes in the introduction to his new book, "America's Unwritten Constitution: The Precedents and Principles We Live By," our founding documents consist of only 8,000 words. Therefore, our country's Founding Fathers, Amar writes, purposefully structured our Constitution with an invitation to interpretation using outside texts.