One FSU Student Was Saved From Gunman When His Books Stopped a Bullet

Amid the brief, terrifying confusion at the entrance of Florida State University's main library last night, one student narrowly avoided being shot by a rampaging gunman. But only hours later, inspecting the books he'd checked out, did the student realize just how narrow his escape was. » 11/20/14 11:20am Thursday 11:20am

Disabled Female Minority Voter Gets Disenfranchised by Democrats

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) sacrificed her legs in Iraq when a rocket hit the helicopter she was piloting. But Nancy Pelosi is unwilling to make any sacrifices for Duckworth's sake, and so the war veteran is losing the right to vote for her party's congressional leadership along with her 200 peers. » 11/19/14 4:00pm Wednesday 4:00pm

Principal Suspended Over Unannounced School-Shooting Rehearsal

School officials in Polk County, Florida, have suspended the principal of the middle school that hosted a controversial unannounced "active shooter" drill by local police last Thursday, freaking out students, parents, and teachers who thought the drill was a real attack by a maniac with an AR-15. » 11/19/14 12:54pm Wednesday 12:54pm

Crazies Are Buying Up All Missouri's Guns Ahead of Wilson Decision

The grand jury decision on Darren Wilson is coming any day now, and Missouri is on edge: this week, Governor Jay Nixon preemptively declared a 30-day state of emergency in order to bring in the National Guard, and St. Louis County police have been furiously buying up gear since Michael Brown was shot and killed in… » 11/19/14 11:50am Wednesday 11:50am

Hunter Takes Aim at Dead Deer, Shoots Other Hunter Who Killed It

A hunter who had ventured across the Hudson from Dutchess County, New York, on the first day of hunting season took aim at a deer he thought he saw rustling in the brush. His shot, however, ended up in the butt of another hunter who had already killed the deer and was trying to haul it out of the forest. » 11/18/14 1:26pm Tuesday 1:26pm

Genius Activists Trick Neo-Nazi Parade Into Raising $12,000 for Charity

How do you turn the traditional neo-Nazi march that passes through your small town every year into a good thing? If you're the residents of Wunsiedel, in Bavaria, Germany, you turn their hate parade into an involuntary walkathon, so that every step they take raises more money for an anti-fascist charity. » 11/18/14 1:15pm Tuesday 1:15pm

Missouri Gov. Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Ferguson Decision

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon declared a state of emergency in Missouri Monday afternoon, just days before a grand jury is expected to reach a decision about whether to indict Darren Wilson, the St. Louis County police officer who killed Michael Brown in August. The declaration, which is good for 30 days, also activates… » 11/17/14 6:06pm Monday 6:06pm

How to Write Love Letters to America's Nonexistent Political Middle

If you're not a political journalist, the chances are very good that you've never heard of Ron Fournier, the Thomas Friedman of Helen Thomases. Fournier is one of the most-revered of wizened white-guy oracles known collectively as Beltway Types. Today, he wrote the Magna Carta of Beltway columns. Here's how. » 11/17/14 3:10pm Monday 3:10pm