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

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

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

Cops "Surprise" Middle School Students With "Active Shooter" Drill

Terror and death can strike anyone at any time. That's the lesson for Winter Haven, Florida, middle school students, parents and teachers, who were treated to a very special episode of terror last week after the local police staged a mass shooting drill on the school grounds without warning anyone beforehand. » 11/17/14 1:25pm Monday 1:25pm

Report: Republicans Used Fake Twitter Accounts to Skirt Election Laws

First, the good news: After years of being really, really, really bad at Internet, the Republicans may have finally figured out how to use the web smartly. The bad news: They did it, predictably, for evil and probably broke federal laws against coordination between campaigns and outside money groups. » 11/17/14 11:18am Monday 11:18am

ISIS Leader Calls for New Hot Eruption of Jihad All Over the West

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, devoted Islamic State imam, has reportedly survived a U.S.-led attack and proven that the line between blood-lusting despot and sexually repressed punchline is, as ever, a fine one with a new audio sermon exhorting his scruffy man-warriors to "explode the volcanoes of jihad everywhere." » 11/13/14 6:11pm 11/13/14 6:11pm