A study in the journal Science finds that the United States is putting a lot more methane, a potent contributor to global warming and the primary compound in natural gas, into the air than the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated.
Few people like to take tests. But tests play a critical role in determining what students know and what they still need to learn. They're important also for measuring how well teachers are doing and helping them to improve.
National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell can't seem to make up his mind about the name of Washington's football team.
He told Congress in June that "the name is a unifying force that stands for strength, courage, pride and respect.
In a well-intentioned op-ed in The Washington Post, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales recently extolled his new phone venture, which has pledged to devote a quarter of its profits to "good causes" selected by an independent foundation.
Environmentalists have drawn a line in the sand on the Keystone XL pipeline. It's the wrong line in the wrong sand, far away from any realistic assessment of the merits - as yet another government analysis has confirmed.