John Nichols writes about politics for The Nation magazine as its Washington correspondent. He is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of the Capital Times, the daily newspaper in Madison, Wisconsin.
A former Miss Canada finalist has become the first graduate of a Liverpool university's groundbreaking degree program based on analyzing the Beatles' music and their impact on Western culture. Liverpool Hope University officials believe the master's program offers the first advanced degree based on the life and times of the Fab Four.
National Guard troops near the border with Mexico operate surveillance cameras. Those cameras recorded images of men on the Mexican side as they set up a catapult. They used it to fling drugs across the border.