You'll often hear Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich on the national radio airwaves, but today he dropped by CNN to offer his expertise.
Lester Ballard, the protagonist of Cormac McCarthy's novel "Child Of God," is easy to hate. He's violent, he's morally corrupt, and he's into necrophilia. James Franco directed and co-wrote the new film adaption of the book, which stars actor Scott Haze.
Hundreds of thousands in Gaza are now displaced, and that number runs into the millions when you include the regional turmoil. David Miliband, who served as British Foreign Secretary from 2007 to 2010, explains why there could be a new direction to alter the conflict.
What do you see when cancer becomes a mirror for a lifetime of self-examination, self-scrutiny and self-reflection? We check in with the three women profiled in The Takeaway’s “Under Her Skin” series. All three reflect on how the disease has changed their body-image.
The midterm elections aren't until November, but the stakes are high. Republicans are feeling confident that they can win back control of the Senate, which would put them in control of both houses of Congress.
In yet another clash between the Republican leadership in the House and Tea Party representatives, a spending measure aimed at addressing the crisis along the southern border may be in turmoil.
On Wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency wrapped up two days of public hearings on its proposed climate rule that would curb carbon emissions from the nation's powers plants. And conservative faith leaders made a big showing in support of the Obama Administration's plan.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back on Twitter, "Sharknado 2: The Second One" hit the small screen last night. The film is the sequel to the cult film and Twitter phenomenon "Sharknado."
While The New York Times editorial board has enthusiastically endorsed legalizing marijuana across the country, not everyone is so sure. Communities neighboring states where the drug is now legal are increasingly worried about increases in marijuana-related crimes.
Political firebrand, musical innovator, Nigerian folk-hero, rebel, and global icon: Fela Kuti was a figure eminently of his time and also someone who was entirely ahead of his time. The story of Fela Kuti's journey is the subject of a new documentary.
This week, The Takeaway's partner The New York Times launched "High Time: An Editorial Series on Marijuana Legalization." Andrew Rosenthal, the editorial page editor for The New York Times, explains why the paper took this stance.
As Operation Protective Edge continues into its fourth week, Israel stands firmly behind Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. A recent poll found that more than 90 percent of Jewish Israelis believe Operation Protective Edge is justified.
The violence rages on in Israel and Palestine this week. Amid the escalating humanitarian crisis, The Takeaway hears from a woman who was born and raised in a refugee camp in Gaza.
The daughter of a Palestinian father and a Jewish mother, Claire Hajaj's expertise on the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians is personal. Her new novel is based on the story of her parents who met and fell in love at at British university in the summer of 1967 as the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians raged on.
The last member of the U.S. crew that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima during World War II has died. Theodore Van Kirk was 93-years-old. As a 24-year-old, Van Kirk was the navigator of the Enola Gay, a B-29 Superfortress that dropped the world’s first atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima.
Even though the pressure is mounting from both Europe and the United States, it's possible sanctions may not go far enough. What’s taken the U.S. and E.U. so long to reach consensus on sanctions? And how is this changing the relationship between Western Europe and Russia?
"The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." That has become something of a motto for the National Rifle Association. But according to a new report by Mother Jones magazine, a bad guy with a gun might be the NRA's top lawyer.
The online matchmaking service this week revealed that it had manipulated the information users received about potential matches. Co-founder Christian Rudder says this sort of testing is necessary to deliver a better product - and pair more compatible profiles.