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  • Blogs: All the noise that fits

    The late Christopher Lasch once wrote that public affairs generally and journalism in particular suffered not from too little information but from entirely too much. What was needed, he argued, was robust debate. Lasch, a historian by training but a...
  • Surprise: VA hospitals get high marks

    THE TYPICAL hospital patient is given the wrong medication or the wrong dose at least once a day, according to the Institute of Medicine, a research organization that advises Congress. The good news is that these mistakes are less likely to happen at a...
  • Soldiering on: Iraq War vet Pete Adams of Baroness makes music, not war.

     
    When Pete Adams, now the guitarist in psychedelic metal outfit Baroness, enlisted in the Army in early 2001, his drill sergeants told him that his life expectancy on the battlefield was 2.3 seconds. That was before 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan and...
  • Obama: Flags half-staff for Fort Hood

     
    by Mark Silva and updated The president today ordered flags flown at half-staff until Veterans Day in respect for 13 killed and 30 wounded in a shooting rampage at Fort Hood, Texas. "We don't know all the answers yet, and......
  • Obama: Walter Reed tour today

     
    by Mark Silva President Barack Obama plans a stop today at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, where some of the most wounded casualties of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are being treated -- and where the Army psychologist accused......
  • Gunman shouted 'Allah Akbar' before opening fire, witness says. Will the rampage affect Obama's decision?

     
    A witness has told investigators that the Army major who allegedly opened fire on his fellow soldiers at Ft. Hood Army Base Thursday shouted "Allahu Akbar" -- Arabic for "God is Great" and the rallying cry of suicide bombers around......
  • Vytorin trial shows little or no benefit against heart disease [Updated]

     
    For the second time in as many years, a large clinical trial has found that the key ingredient in the heavily advertised drug Vytorin provides little or no benefit in preventing heart disease compared to a competing product. The ingredient......
  • West Virginia Sen. Robert Byrd makes history, serving in Congress longer than anyone, ever

     
    (UPDATE: 2:02 p. Pacific. A photo of a celebratory Sen. Byrd on the Senate floor minutes ago this afternoon has been added to this item above, courtesy of C-SPAN.) Ever since Jan. 3, 1953, Robert Carlyle Byrd has represented West......
  • Thursday's TV Talk Shows: 'Larry King Live' devotes the hour to CNN's 'Heroes'

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 22 - 28 in PDF format This week's TV Movies The Early Show Thanksgiving Day parade. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Salvation Army; Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (N) 7......
  • Sunday shows: Warren, Huckabee, Obey, Bayh

     
    Bill and Melinda Gates join the usual crowd of politicians and political operatives on the Sunday talk show circuit this week....
  • Gloucester native dies in Iraq

    Late Monday evening, Andrea Caldwell sat in front of a computer in her mother's Gloucester home, fighting to push aside her emotions. It's not easy, the 22-year-old said Wednesday, to plan a funeral for your twin brother. To work out the details of a...