Alex Blumberg

America, if you're scared by all the talk you've been hearing about the fiscal cliff, take heart: There are reasons for people across the political spectrum to love the cliff.

There's a lot for liberals to like in the fiscal cliff, says Matthew Yglesias, who writes wonky articles about economics for Slate.

The U.S. birthrate just fell to its lowest point since we've been keeping track. Here's why that may be a problem for my 2-year-old son.

The destruction of Haiti was lamented by people the world over following the 2010 earthquake that shook the country to its core. But Haiti's problems preceded the natural disaster by more than 200 years. In fact, according to Laurent Dubois, author of the new book, "Haiti: The Aftershocks of History" (Metropolitan Books/2012), the country's problems can be traced back to its revolution of 1804 and beyond.