| Aug 19, 2007
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...
| Apr 2, 2007
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...
| May 27, 2010
| 8:08 AM
Last summer, six months before he was deployed to Afghanistan for the second time, infantry Sgt. Edwin Rivera sat in his car in the driveway of his parents' house in Waterford and explained to his mother why he was returning to war.
It was the sad...
| Jun 26, 2010
By the time Jason Jensen returned from his last deployment in Iraq, he already knew something was wrong. Physically, the marine had escaped the sniper fire and roadside bombing attempts that punctuated daily life, but he was not the same man who had...
| Nov 6, 2009
| 2:34 AM
Reporting from Ft. Hood, Texas, Washington and Los Angeles -- An Army psychiatrist who was about to be deployed to Iraq allegedly armed himself with two guns and opened fire Thursday afternoon on the grounds of Ft. Hood, the country's largest military...
| Dec 11, 2009
A treadmill developed at NASA Ames Research Center more than a decade ago for exercising in space has seen more athletes than astronauts lately.
AlterG, a Fremont, Calif., startup, has sold more than 200 of the "anti-gravity" physical therapy and...
| Mar 24, 2009
The long trip home from a devastating suicide blast in Afghanistan has felt like a dream for Spec. Daniel Acosta Jr., but none of it so much as his arrival Monday in Chicago.
He met his extended family at a yellow-ribboned gate in O'Hare International...
| Jul 10, 2009
| 11:58 AM
WASHINGTON -- Former GOP presidential candidate Bob Dole is recovering from leg surgery performed after he sought medical treatment for heart problems.
The 85-year-old Dole has been hospitalized in Washington since last week when he experienced an...
| Sep 1, 2009
Tammy Duckworth, a former Black Hawk helicopter pilot who lost both her legs to a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq, hoists herself into a single-engine Piper Cherokee.
She taxis to a runway, pushes the throttle and pulls back on the yoke to coax the...
| Jan 13, 2010
| 2:22 PM
Vision without sight. A Chicago-area soldier blinded in battle in Iraq sees a way to continue serving our country. Because of him and other brave veterans -- the mission continues.
2008. Steve Baskis was serving the army in Iraq. At 22 years old, he...
| Feb 2, 2010
| 8:06 AM
BOSTIC, N.C. -- Note to aspiring saints and office-holders: You'll know you've achieved "legendary" status when whispered tales are attached to your life story with question marks. The higher you rise, the more there are.
Consider Abraham Lincoln....