Jamie Bartlett is head of the Violence and Extremism Programme at the London-based think tank Demos. Jonathan Birdwell is a researcher on the Violence and Extremism Programme at Demos. They are currently undertaking a major research project into the growth of far-right street-based movements across Europe, including the largest ever survey of far-right activists, which is due to be completed in October 2011.
New analysis of Census data by the Pew Research Center finds that the recession has erased decades of gains minorities had made in closing the country's wealth gap. That gap between whites and minorities is now the widest it's been in 25 years.
Fred Barnes is executive editor of The Weekly Standard.
House speaker John Boehner's new plan to cut spending while raising the debt limit faces two obstacles. It must win the votes of most of the 240 Republicans in the House. And the plan, or something like it, needs to be accepted by Senate majority leader Harry Reid. At the moment, overcoming the obstacles is anything but assured.
Zachary A. Goldfarb of the Washington Post talks with Steve Inskeep about the possibility that the U.S. government may have extra time to negotiate a deal to raise the debt ceiling because of higher-than-expected daily tax receipts. The deadline for Congress to raise the limit is Aug. 2.
Tea party activists in House Speaker John Boehner's district are offering him encouragement in the debt crisis negotiations.
They say they want to show support for Boehner's tough position in the showdown in Washington.
A couple hundred supporters, rallied Monday afternoon in West Chester Township. Boehner and other congressional leaders are working to find agreement on a deficit reduction plan with a stated Aug. 2 deadline
Cincinnati tea party leader Mike Wilson says he and others want Boehner to make sure there are significant federal spending cuts.
Iran says a scientist killed in Tehran over the weekend was not connected with the country's nuclear program, but the daylight killing and recent announcements by Tehran of nuclear advances have renewed scrutiny of the country's nuclear effort.
Iranian media said 35-year-old Darioush Rezai-Nejad was a promising graduate student. Officials speculated that his assailants — gunmen on motorbikes — may have confused him with a nuclear scientist with a similar name.
Of the million or so kids who drop out of school every year, nearly half are girls. They drop out for the same reasons boys do: they skip school, fall behind academically and they're bored. But the single biggest reason girls drop out is because they get pregnant.
Not a day goes by that Lauren Ortega doesn't regret quitting high school. When she turned 15, she got pregnant with her son.