Articles by Eric Brown
- NYC Murder Rate Is Lowest In 50 Years
December 30 2013 6:08 PM
Murder rates in New York City have fallen to historic lows, even as stop-and-frisk encounters decreased 60 percent in 2013.
- Worst US Congress Ever: Poll
December 26 2013 4:44 PM
Millions of Americans are spreading holiday cheer this week, but that goodwill does not extend to Congress.
- Iran's Leaders Get Into The Christmas Spirit (Yes, Iran's)
December 24 2013 12:05 PM
Several of the Shiite theocracy's top leaders, including Ayatollah Khamenei, tweeted out Christmas-themed statements on Christmas Eve.
- The 10 Biggest Political Gaffes Of 2013
December 23 2013 11:57 AM
Sometimes, politicians can't help embarrassing themselves. Here are the 10 biggest political gaffes of 2013.
- More Than 1 Million Americans Have Signed Up For Obamacare
December 22 2013 10:50 AM
Sign-ups for Obamacare have surged in December, leading more than 1 million Americans to select a healthcare plan by Friday.
- Pussy Riot Members Will Be Freed, Putin Confirms
December 19 2013 5:41 PM
Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina were sentenced to two years in prison for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred.”
- Conservatives Defend 'Duck Dynasty' Star's Anti-Gay Remarks
December 19 2013 3:39 PM
Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal and other conservatives are defending anti-gay remarks made by "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson.
- Bachmann Visits Libya To Probe Benghazi; May Do More Harm Than Good
December 19 2013 6:19 AM
Michele Bachmann and other Tea Party Reps. visited Libya to discuss the Benghazi attacks, but could their anti-Islamic views do more harm than good?
- Could Obama Really Make A Cameo On 'House of Cards'?
December 18 2013 12:41 PM
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings jokingly offered the president a cameo on the political show, but there are plenty of reasons it could really happen.
- Michigan Senate Hopeful Ducks Comment On 'Rape Insurance' Law
December 17 2013 1:22 PM
Terri Lynn Land, who hopes to take over Sen. Carl Levin's vacant seat in 2014, has not yet commented on Michigan's "rape insurance" law.
- NSA Phone Spying Unconstitutional: US Judge
December 16 2013 2:16 PM
U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon ruled that PRISM likely violates the Fourth Amendment’s ban on unreasonable search and seizure.
- Joe Biden: My Ancestors Didn't Come To America Legally
December 12 2013 5:56 PM
Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that several of his ancestors came into the United States illegally.
- Sorry, Megyn Kelly, But Jesus Probably Wasn't White
December 12 2013 4:31 PM
The Fox News anchor claimed that Jesus and Santa Claus were white, but the truth is more complicated.
- Pope Francis Criticizes High CEO Salaries
December 12 2013 12:12 PM
In his first message since being named Person of the Year, Pope Francis attacked out-of-control corporate salaries.
- Sebelius Defends Obamacare Website Improvements
December 11 2013 3:08 PM
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius defended HealthCare.gov before a House committee hearing.
- Reports Of Obamacare's Death Are Greatly Exaggerated
December 11 2013 12:57 PM
In a significant reversal, the number of enrollees in government healthcare programs more than doubled in November.
- Think Everyone's Honoring Mandela? Not These People
December 10 2013 5:29 PM
Conservative U.S. politicians have praised Nelson Mandela, but some of their supporters lobbed racial insults at the deceased South African president.
- Rand 'Probably' Running In '16: Ron Paul
December 10 2013 1:32 PM
Former Rep. Ron Paul announced that his son, Sen. Rand Paul (R – Ky.) will “probably” make a bid for the presidency in 2016.
- World Leaders Pay Tribute To Nelson Mandela At State Memorial Service
December 10 2013 11:58 AM
Dozens of world leaders appeared at Nelson Mandela's memorial service on Tuesday to pay respects to South Africa's iconic leader.
- The Dead Sea Water Agreement: Historic Deal, Or Disaster?
December 09 2013 4:18 PM
Some hail a historic agreement. Others warn of potentially disastrous environmental consequences.