Did Indiana really give the standards enough time to come to fruition? And what does this change mean for other states with leaders who oppose Common Core?
Ever wondered how much of what you pay at the pump goes toward taxes? Illinois is one of the 10 states with the highest gas tax. Where do we rank on the list though?
For all the car culture that surrounds Indianapolis when it's time for the Indy 500 or the Brickyard 400, you might be surprised that one of best ways to explore this midwestern city is on foot.
No one should feel safe in the following states. These are states with the most Wild West gun laws where you are most likely to encounter someone -- anyone -- with a gun. And it is time to take a stand and do something about it.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Mar 20 2014 How unusua...
Changing ourselves changes the world. In 2013, a group of daily givers, myself included, committed to provide seed funding to a fledgling social chan...
A bill in Indiana that would ban marriage equality saw last-minute changes that could either doom it or hasten its passage, and a hearing in Virginia has gone from "yes" to "maybe" to "yes" to "no" to "yes."
It's difficult to overstate just how important last week's victory in Oklahoma is. And it's the second time in recent weeks that a federal court has overturned bans on marriage equality in this circuit.
Roadside Oil Boom North Dakota's oil boom could be seen in this farmer's field on the Bakken Formation, one of hundreds I saw along with fires burn...
Some whistleblower suppression laws -- coined "ag-gag" by food writer Mark Bittman -- aggressively criminalize firsthand documenting and/or reporting of the day-to-day activities of industrial farms, while doing nothing to contain the abuse.
Indiana already has a law banning gay marriage, complete with criminal penalties for pastors who perform same-sex rites, but that's not good enough for state Republicans.
Repeated failures illustrate why we need action to rein in outsourcing. There are simple ways to make sure the public is protected when government's contract out vital public functions.
Partnerships between community colleges and manufacturing companies have been remarkably successful largely because they have been in the forefront of providing customized training that leads directly to a well-paying job.
The Great Lakes, drinking water source for over 40 million North Americans, could be the next target on tar sands marketers' bullseye according to a major new report out by the Chicago-based Alliance for the Great Lakes.