Complete coverage on

Thomas Paine

Today, Iowans will kick off the Republican nominating process for president of the United States with the first-in-the-nation caucuses. But why a Tuesday?

Latest Stories

Sober Obama speech draws on surprising sourcesupdated: Tue Jan 20 2009 23:26:00

Barack Obama, who shot from obscurity to fame based on a single speech and then captured the White House in a campaign marked by soaring rhetoric, delivered a restrained, sober inaugural address Tuesday.

UK town launches its own currencyupdated: Tue Sep 09 2008 06:47:00

Tired of soaring prices and uncertain financial markets, a small town in southern England is fighting back -- with its own local currency.

Time.com: Earning Our Prideupdated: Fri Jun 27 2008 10:00:00

We're the sons of immigrants and we love this country. We wrote The True Patriot because we believe that over recent decades, the idea of patriotism has been hijacked by the right and abandoned by the left

Time.com: The Wire's War on the Drug Warupdated: Wed Mar 05 2008 22:00:00

The writers of the HBO series believe the war on drugs has ruined millions of lives. Here's the suggestion for how to end it

We recommend