Heroic Ospreys Will Not Stop Building Nests on This Traffic Camera

The osprey, Pandion haliaetus, is a bird of character. The ancient poets knew this, and the Maryland Transportation Authority is discovering it the hard way. Last week, a pair of ospreys decided to build their nest on a platform overlooking the approach to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, where the MDTA keeps a traffic… » 4/22/14 1:25pm Tuesday 1:25pm

Why Be a Neocon? Because You Like Being Very Wrong About Everything

Slate columnist Reihan Salam has an important message: He still believes in neoconservatism. He concedes, more or less, that the past 13 years of United States foreign policy have been a hideous spectacle of strategic, tactical, and moral failure, all perpetrated in the name of neoconservative ideas. "Given all of this," … » 4/09/14 1:53pm 4/09/14 1:53pm

America's most-loved NFL player, Richard Sherman, on the moral panic over ex-Eagles star DeSean Jackson's rumored "gang ties": "Nobody suggested the Colts owner had 'ties' to drug trafficking, even though he was caught driving with controlled substances ... and $29,000 in cash to do who-knows-what with." » 4/02/14 1:12pm 4/02/14 1:12pm

Scalia, in Brooklyn, Says He Can't Judge Hate or the NSA

Antonin Scalia, the longest-serving active justice of the Supreme Court, has a great deal of charm at his disposal, in person. From a distance, it's easy to imagine Scalia as a sort of aloof, smoldering demon, throwing cruel barbs at popular notions about justice and progress. Yet he is dear friends with Ruth Bader… » 3/28/14 6:17pm 3/28/14 6:17pm