| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:57 PM
Our lives are better because of the way Martin Luther King Jr. lived his. On this weekend each year, we pay particular attention to the principles of freedom and justice that he championed in the face of ferocious opposition. As the passage of time...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 6:00 AM
The heads of Great Britain, Germany and Israel were there. But President Barack Obama didn't attend the massive anti-terrorism rally in Paris Sunday, days after the deadly attack on the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo. The secretary of state, John...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 3:26 PM
I wonder how the satirical French newspaper Charlie Hebdo might lampoon President Barack Obama for not attending Sunday's massive march in Paris, an event that drew as many as 1.5 million people and more than 40 heads of state in a show of unity against...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:09 PM
In a rare admission of error, the White House said Monday that President Barack Obama or another high-level representative should have joined dozens of world leaders at an anti-terror rally in Paris.
While leaders from Europe, the Middle East and...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 9:21 AM
"For an American in the 21st century, it is hard to imagine the world before antibiotics. At the beginning of the 20th century as many as 9 women out of every 1,000 who gave birth died, 40 percent from sepsis. In some cities as many as 30 percent of...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The rage for secession continues to sputter -- from Scotland to Catalonia -- and to threaten long-established political systems that have preserved peace and stability by keeping nations unified.
It was a damned close-run thing, as Wellington said of...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 6:07 PM
The morning after Scotland's referendum on independence, British Prime Minister David Cameron stood in front of his Downing Street residence and made a decisive statement.
"We have heard the voice of Scotland and now the millions of voices of England...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
There is nothing like a little heat from a third political party to get the attention of career politicians who wish to stay in office.
Nigel Farage, leader of the upstart UK Independent Party (UKIP), has been turning up the heat on British Prime...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 9:22 PM
On a velvety green patch of the French countryside, organic farmer Jean Cabaret gave a little shudder. A looming trade deal with the United States, he fears, may make his worst culinary nightmare come true: an invasion of Europe by American "Frankenfoods....
| Dec 1, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Dental hygienist Jennifer Reynolds was always self-conscious about her looks, never took selfies and felt uncomfortable being tagged in photographs posted on social media.
The 34-year-old from Costa Rica who lives in New York opted for plastic surgery on...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 12:27 PM
Voters in Scotland have rejected independence from Britain, opting to preserve a more than 300-year-old union in a referendum Thursday that sent shock waves through Europe and opened the door to continuing political tumult in Britain.
With turnout at...