Marvin Ramos is a teenage dad from a family of young fathers. He says that not having a father left him without a good role model when the time came for him to be a parent.
It’s the nation’s war — our soldiers are just following orders. But they have a duty to protect each other, says filmmaker Sebastian Junger, which is what makes the alleged desertion of Sgt. Bergdahl so troubling.
"To Rise Again at a Decent Hour" is a novel by author Joshua Ferris. This book has been selected as the first work to be featured in The Takeaway's book club. Book club members Tim Sands, Max Wall, and John Lohuis of the Portland Gentlemen's Club weigh in on the book.
In the few short days since the released of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl from captivity in Afghanistan, criticism has begun to mount, both in Washington and within military ranks, over the prisoner exchange. The military and Capitol Hill react here.
Angelou, the renowned and beloved poet and activist, died Wednesday at the age of 86. Her friend Nikki Giovanni, a poet, commentator and activist, and Kwame Dawes, a poet and a professor, reflect on Angelou's life and legacy.
We're less than three weeks out from the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Ahead of the world's most watch tournament, The Takeaway explains which teams to watch, who the stars will be, and whether or not Team USA has a shot at success.
Takeaway producer and book critic Mythili Rao previews the first book on The Takeaway Book Club's summer reading list: "To Rise Again at a Decent Hour" by Joshua Ferris.
Veterans respond to President Obama’s remarks on the growing Veterans Administration scandal. What would it take to truly reform the VA?
A handful of conservative politicians have already shown interest in running on the 2016 Republican presidential ticket. One name being brought up in many circles is Dr. Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon. His new book reads like a campaign manifesto, but Carson insists that he's not running.
ABC has released a new fall line up, including two shows about American immigrant families. We talk to the young star of “Fresh Off the Boat,” Hudson Yang, about being one of the first Asian-American kids to head a major network TV show.
Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Nations, Yuriy Sergeyev is confident in his country's ability to hold free and fair elections. But when it comes to dealing with Moscow, the ambassador is not so confident, saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin is "mentally ill."
Aviva Chomsky, author of "Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal," says even comprehensive reform can't fix all of our immigration problems. She argues that our immigration issues stem from the way we classify who comes into this country, and who is barred from entry.
Before he was elected to Congress, Senator Al Franken was best known for being on the cast of Saturday Night Live. Once in the Senate, Franken became a leading critic of NBC's merger with Comcast. He's now examining the potential Comcast-Time Warner deal.
The spicy condiment maker may be forced to shut its lone factory after nearby residents complained about the ill effects of chile odors. The decision could mean the difference between a mediocre stir fry for dinner and a great one - here's what you use instead of the chili sauce.
For Ukrainian journalists in the middle of it all, political pressure and violence plague their quest to tell the stories of the Ukrainian people, and the future of the nation.
Though it might be a bit outdated, the old saying goes: "Behind every successful man, there's a great woman." In the case of astrophysicist, author, radio and television host Neil deGrasse Tyson, that great woman would be his mother, Sunchita Tyson.
Dwayne Provience was wrongfully convicted and spent almost 10 years in prison before being freed. He was awarded a $5 million settlement, but then the city of Detroit filed for bankruptcy and he never received compensation.
What we throw away, where we toss it, and what gets recycled has been a concern for decades. As more and more Americans are living closer together in urban areas, the trash problem has become even bigger.