| May 1, 2012
| 5:13 PM
Whatever you do, don't choke...especially if it's during the biggest audition of your life.
This week at William McKinley High, glee club's superstar standouts, Rachel and Kurt, audition in front of Carmen (played by guest star Whoopi Goldberg) for the...
| Dec 19, 2007
| 6:07 AM
The Spanish-American War, which officially began on this date, was a short and thoroughly lopsided affair, but it was long on enthusiasm and colorful characters.
Future president Teddy Roosevelt led a charge of cowboys and college students up a hill in...
| Jul 5, 2008
Many of those who oppose U.S. intervention in Iraq say President Bush has recklessly abandoned America's long tradition of peaceful diplomacy and replaced it with an aggressive policy of starting wars, seizing lands and oppressing nations.
| May 29, 2010
Should you share a home with a near-teen, you will be conversant in "Glee." Not glee, as in giddy. But "Glee," as in the must-see (or record or Hulu or friend) TV show. You may fancy yourself a gleek. Or would-be gleek. The show skews considerably younger...
| Aug 1, 2010
The World That Never Was
A True Story of Dreamers, Schemers, Anarchists and Secret Agents
Pantheon: 496 pp., $30
For more than 100 years, anarchism has been an embarrassing stepdaughter in the family of international radicalism, the...
| Mar 9, 2010
Karl Rove is a true believer, as the subtitle to his memoir suggests, in a fighting faith. Much that vexes our current politics flows from the fact that he is an exemplar rather than a singular case.
"Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in...
| Jan 18, 2009
We tend to lionize or demonize our presidents. It would be tough to find many Abraham Lincoln detractors -- or, for that matter, many Warren G. Harding fans. But even our greatest heroes occasionally failed, and the worst presidents could boast of some...
| Sep 5, 2008
Today's question: Give us your list of best and worst vice presidents in recent history. Previously, Lichtman and Edwards debated the proper role of the vice president, discussed how history might treat Dick Cheney and digested the current candidates'...
| Sep 4, 2008
Today's question: The Constitution doesn't define the vice president's role beyond a handful of government tasks. What should be the role of the vice president? Previously, Edwards and Lichtman discussed how history might treat Dick Cheney and digested...
| Jan 19, 2009
The Inaugural Ceremony
Inaugurations are organized by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.
All presidents must be sworn in, which involves taking the oath of the office. The oath is listed in Article II of the U.S. Constitution: "I...
| Nov 26, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Distractions, distractions, distractions. That was the theme of the latest âGlee.â But there is one distraction that I havenât mastered. What exactly am I going to do when Fox puts the surefire hit on hiatus after the initial 13-episode ru...