| Jan 22, 2008
Thanks to the efforts of the federal government, it may soon be quite a bit harder to forge a driver's license. But that doesn't necessarily mean we'll be any less vulnerable to terrorist attacks, particularly not the kind carried out on Sept. 11, 2001....
| Jun 14, 2009
Blood and Politics
The History of the White
Nationalist Movement From the Margins to the Mainstream
Farrar, Straus & Giroux:
622 pp., $35
This April, when the Department of Homeland Security issued a report titled "Rightwing...
| Sep 13, 2009
In the open desert outside Baiji, Iraq, a naked man with a thick black beard crouched in the dust of a railroad culvert at twilight. Hours before, he had been mumbling and praying in Arabic. Now he spoke few words. Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna stood...
| Sep 14, 2009
At the Dillard's counter in Oklahoma City, Vicki Behenna was buying a beachy canvas purse for summer when her oldest son called from Iraq.
"Hey Mike, how are you doing?" she asked. She was relieved to hear his voice, but quickly sensed the strain...
| Sep 25, 2009
| 12:59 PM
A 19-year-old Jordanian citizen was arraigned this morning by a Dallas County magistrate after being accused of trying to bomb an iconic downtown Dallas skyscraper.
The soft-spoken Hosam Maher Husein Smadi waived his right to a detention hearing during...
| Sep 27, 2009
| 2:41 PM
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Long-secret security tapes showing the chaos immediately after the 1995 bombing of the Oklahoma City federal building are blank in the minutes before the blast and appear to have been edited, an attorney who obtained the recordings said...
| Oct 4, 2009
The Clinton Tapes
With the President
Simon & Schuster: 708 pp., $35
Vice President Al Gore had just lost the 2000 presidential election to George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton was hopping mad. During the frenetic last...
| May 12, 2002
Comparing the work of Gore Vidal--22 novels, five plays, numerous screenplays and hundreds of essays--with, say, the highly publicized grumblings of Cornel West over whether Harvard or Princeton was a more congenial academic environment for an African...