Austin's Morning Show

An Oregon school district plans to offer condoms to middle schoolers and high schoolers who specifically ask for them during conversation with counselors and administrators. The availability has stirred concern since the tiny Gervais School District approved the plan as part of...
Prospective parents who are worried about the long-term economic burden of children ought to hope for daughters. Boys, even when they're old enough to be called men, are far more likely to mooch off their parents. In fact, while many of today's parents rightly expect the kids to...
The White House, confronted by an unexpected crisis on a battlefield it thought it had left behind, scrambled Thursday to reassure Iraq that it would help its beleaguered army fend off militants who have overrun much of the country and now threaten Baghdad. Recognizing what one...
As the threat from Sunni militants in western Iraq escalated last month, Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki secretly asked the Obama administration to consider carrying out airstrikes against extremist staging areas, according to Iraqi and American officials. But Iraq’s appeals...
With a near record-setting investment announced last week, the ride-sharing service Uber is the hottest, most valuable technology start-up on the planet. It is also one of the most controversial. The company, which has been the target of protests across Europe this week, has...
Expecting House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to win his GOP primary in Virginia, I spent Election Day in Pennsylvania—interviewing angry Republicans, Democrats, and independents about the rise of political populism. I was in the wrong state, but I had the right topic. Cantor's...
The fight to end teacher tenure is just beginning, said David Welch, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur who backed a California lawsuit in which a state judge ruled the practice was unconstitutional. Students Matter, a nonprofit group founded by Welch, is talking to other states...
When Glenn Hermes learned that he had cancer in one of his kidneys early last year, he agreed to have surgery to remove his left kidney before it had a chance to spread. He checked into Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth and his left kidney was removed. Hermes thought it was a...
At a closed-door gathering of Gulf states in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, in May, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and his Arab counterparts all signaled agreement on one thing for the first time: Islamist forces seizing territory in Syria and Iraq had become a regionwide menace that can'...