| Mar 14, 2010
Last year, when President and Mrs. Obama were selecting art for temporary White House display, I felt a twinge of regret that they were limited to work by American artists. At least two pictures by 51-year-old Belgian painter Luc Tuymans would offer a lot...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 17, 2009
According to House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Department of Homeland Security has defamed veterans of the U.S. armed forces by concluding in an internal memo that some returning service members might be susceptible to the propaganda of...
| 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....
| 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 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 7, 2008
WRITING plays is occasionally a profession, arguably an art form, unmistakably a craft (hence the odd spelling of "playwright," distant cousin of the wheelwright).
But might writing plays also be a mode of thinking -- a way to make sense of the world?...
| Mar 18, 2010
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Ever been in an emergency situation where you can't call 911 and you need a simple, quick way to alert someone about your exact location and that you may be in danger? Few of us would expect this phrase next, but ... now there's an app for that. The $3.99...
| Mar 30, 2010
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Story: On April 19, the pro-gun group Second Amendment March (SAM) will lead a demonstration to the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, âto remind America that the Second Amendment is necessary to maintain our right to self defense.â ....(Second...
| Mar 31, 2010
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MSNBC will present Timothy McVeigh's confession to the Oklahoma City bombing in a new documentary. “The McVeigh Tapes: Confessions of an American Terrorist” will air from 9 to 11 p.m. Monday, April 19. Rachel Maddow presents the documentary....