| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Amid the television extravaganza of the Sochi Olympics, I had a chance to visit last week with a Russian whistleblower named Sergey Kolesnikov. Back in 2010, he had revealed what he claimed was a network of corruption that included a billion-dollar palace...
| Feb 2, 2014
In the mid-19th century, a Frenchman described the reconstruction of St. Petersburg's monumental Winter Palace after a fire. To meet the czar's deadline during a bitterly cold winter, the "unprecedented efforts" included heating the structure's interior...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 6:22 PM
SOCHI, Russia — Tired of hearing reports about alleged corruption and budget overruns, some Russian citizens have given the 2014 Sochi Olympics a nickname.
The Games, which begin Friday, rank as the most expensive in Olympic...
| Apr 5, 2012
Last week, Mitt Romney described Russia as America's "No. 1 geopolitical foe," prompting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to respond: "I think it's somewhat dated to be looking backwards instead of being realistic about where we agree, where we don't...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 7:05 AM
Batteries made in America for America and backed by America. That's how politicians hailed Ener1.
The company tapped the country's top scientists at Argonne National Lab in Illinois, and U.S. taxpayers pledged up to $118 million in federal stimulus funds...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Mitt Romney has been accused of revealing something in a hot-mike moment that perhaps he didn't want to reveal ("Dems: 'What's Mitt hiding?" April 17). I understand the desire on the part of the Democrats and The Sun to catch Mr. Romney in a similar...
| Aug 8, 2012
American exceptionalism—which is fun to say (all those syllables!)—is grabbing some headlines this summer, thanks to the intersection of a heat-filled presidential campaign and a much-hyped, much-watched Olympics.
We're devouring these Summer...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 7:00 AM
I wonder, as they sit in their separate cells, what songs the three jailed members of Pussy Riot sing to themselves to keep their spirits strong. My vote: “Resist Psychic Death” by the early 1990s punk feminist band Bikini Kill. The verse...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 6:45 AM
I grew up in a Democratic home. My Dad was always very aware of what was happening in government. We have copies of letters Dad wrote to the politicians of his day and the responses he received. Dad kept a chart on the fridge of all the local, state and...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 8:43 PM
MENLO PARK — In just eight years, Facebook signed up more than half the world's Internet population.
Now it's going after the rest.
Facebook wants to reach every single person on the Internet whether they are logging on from a laptop in Santa...
| Mar 8, 2012
So Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putinhas just been re-presidented for at least another six years, during which we can all watch his newly tucked eyes migrate back to where they used to be. And as surely as a pound dog comes with fleas, this election...