With insights gained from original scholarship and an unusual breadth of experience in finance and government, Bill White distils practical lessons from the nation's five previous spikes in debt. America's Fiscal Constitution is an entertaining and objective guide for people trying to make sense of the current and most dangerous debt crisis.
WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses a new Georgia gun law, what NATO can do when it comes to Russia, and an editorial about convicted criminals in prison when current laws don't uphold those original rulings.
The NFL has announced its 2014 schedule, and it opens with the Super Bowl-champion Seattle Seahawks hosting the Green Bay Packers on Thursday, Sept. 4. The New York Giants will have their first game against Detroit in the Monday Night Football opener of the regular season. The Patriots will see Miami for their first game, and the New York Jets will go head to head with Oakland. The Bills will visit Chicago for their regular season opener.
You may be surprised to learn of the widespread uses of helium.
Nicholas Leadbeater, associate professor of chemistry at the University of Connecticut, details the wide application of this chemical element and explains why its days of filling party balloons may be coming to an end.
Vermont State Police say a 42-year-old man was hospitalized in stable condition Wednesday after being shot by a police officer when he refused to drop a knife while in the lobby of the Bennington police department.