| Oct 21, 2014
| 6:39 AM
When presidents become unpopular, they are no longer welcome on the campaign trail. They're trapped in Washington, watching their party abandon them. It happened to Lyndon B. Johnson, whose presidency collapsed amid protests over Vietnam. He left...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:08 PM
In 1969, Fred Branfman, a young American aid worker, wandered into an ancient pagoda in the Laotian capital of Vientiane. Instead of a tranquil sacred site, however, he found it packed with refugees whose stories horrified him.
They told Branfman that...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 9:29 AM
Press reports have revealed that President Obama will retain control over where and when the U.S. will bomb Islamic State terrorists as the attacks go forward in the latest war in the Middle East.
During the Vietnam War, the-President Lyndon Johnson...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 8:20 AM
For more than 60 years with hardly a break, the Republican Partyhas chosen as its standard-bearer someone who has been able to claim it's his turn. Not since military hero Dwight D. Eisenhower defeated Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, whose supporters so...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Young people may find it hard to believe, but going to war used to be a big deal. When the United States started bombing Iraq in January 1991, Americans somberly watched President George H.W. Bush address the nation and saw live video of Baghdad being...
| Aug 10, 2014
Our texts today are not Biblical, but they are definitely topical.
A wise man changes his mind often, a fool never -Spanish proverb.
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines –...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The recent problems of the Secret Service and the questions raised do indeed underscore the importance of choosing qualified vice presidential candidates, and Jules Witcover is correct that the choice has often been made to "balance the ticket." His...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Carolyn Kizer, who won the Pulitzer Prize in poetry for her 1985 collection "Yin" and served as the first literature director of the National Endowment for the Arts as well as founding editor of Poetry Northwest, died Thursday in Sonoma, Calif., at 89...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Tom Wilkinson has joined Benjamin Walker and Teresa Palmer in Lionsgate's adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel "The Choice."
Ross Katz is directing the pic with Bryan Sipe penning the script. Sparks and Theresa Park are partnering with Peter Safran to...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Like many aspirants to the presidency, former Sen. Gary Hart saw himself in epic terms — as a "transformational figure" in American politics, Matt Bai reports in his book recounting the collapse of Hart's 1988 bid for the presidency.
| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Turning 50 in Hollywood is a dangerous proposition in a town where 20 is the new 30, but West Hollywood landmark restaurant Dan Tana's hit that golden milestone with the energy of Justin Bieber and the old school moves of many patrons in attendance who...