Originally published on Sun November 16, 2014 7:17 pm
The second enrollment period at HealthCare.gov began Saturday, and so far, it's gone much more smoothly than the start of last year's first open enrollment, which was full of glitches and saw only a handful of people able to enroll the first day.
The Department of Health and Human Services said that on Saturday alone, more than 100,000 people applied for healthcare on the site, and more than half a million people logged on.
Garth Brooks last released an album of original material thirteen years ago. This week, with "Man Against Machine," the dormant king of pop country returns to a different world. Nobody but Taylor Swift seems to sell records anymore, in any genre. (Brooks has sold more than a hundred and thirty million in twenty-five years).
Originally published on Sun November 23, 2014 7:46 pm
The likelihood of getting struck by lightning has long been a metaphor for something with an exceedingly remote probability.
But that could be changing.
A new study in the journal Science says that temperature increases due to climate change are ushering in a new era that could mean by the end of the century lightning strikes will be about half again as common as they were at the start of this century.
Originally published on Fri November 14, 2014 3:13 pm
Several of this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honor the national government gives to civilians, are people of color. They include recording star Stevie Wonder and the late Alvin Ailey, legendary choreographer and founder of the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater.
Still, many of the honorees made their presence felt on the political stage, challenging America's presumptions about people of color.
KOSU's Michael Cross talks with ACLU Oklahoma Executive Director Ryan Kiesel and Republican Political Consultant Neva Hill about the calls by Democrats for a special election after their candidate died two days before the Congressional District 2 race.
Originally published on Thu November 13, 2014 4:13 pm
Following on a pledge to use his office's discretionary powers to adjust the U.S. approach to immigration, President Obama reportedly plans to remove the threat of deportation for up to 5 million people who entered the U.S. illegally.
The administration's shift in approach was reported by The New York Times, which cited "administration officials who have direct knowledge of the plan."