| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:40 PM
The tragedy of Sept. 11, 2001, prompted questions about America's place in the world, and a proliferation of books resulted. Here is a recommended reading list for those seeking enriched understanding.
• "The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Israel and the Palestinians are on a collision course this week, as the government of Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas prepares to unilaterally seek United Nations recognition of an independent Palestinian state. If Mr. Abbas goes through with...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 5:15 AM
Among hundreds of books sure to be embraced or argued about at this weekend's Baltimore Book Festival, one potent group narrative leaps from the pages of the schedule.
A string of tenacious writers are presenting new or reissued books that chronicle...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 6:43 AM
Rep. Peter King's goal is to thwart Muslim radicalization, but some people fear his hearings could have exactly the opposite effect.
Some counterterrorism experts believe shining a harsh spotlight on the Muslim community could play into the jihadist...
| Mar 10, 2011
| 8:15 PM
Editor's note: This updated version changes a description of UC Irvine student Hadeer Soliman's demeanor.
IRVINE — It was like any other day at UC Irvine's Cross-Cultural Center, a hub where campus groups congregate for official events or just...
| Mar 15, 2011
| 9:33 AM
Re "Japan crisis may derail 'nuclear renaissance,' " March 14
If anything good can be said to have come from the terrible disaster in Japan, it is the realization that nuclear power plants can, at any time, be subjected to unexpected...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 3:59 PM
It was a bright, chilly morning when the Greyhound bus deposited me at the tiny depot and train station in Frederick. My daylong itinerary would require equal parts walking and sleuthing in this more than 250-year-old city.
My mission: to traverse...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 8:12 AM
If there existed any remaining doubt that Barack Obama has completed his conversion from an anti-Iraq war candidate to a presidential hawk, it was eviserated this weekend when the United States launched a series of military strikes on Libya.
| Mar 22, 2011
Betty Sarah Wouk
Wife and agent of 'Caine Mutiny' author
Betty Sarah Wouk, 90, the wife and literary agent of bestselling writer Herman Wouk, died March 17 at Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs after suffering a stroke, said Suzanne Stein of...
| Mar 27, 2011
| 6:19 PM
Barack Obama entered the White House as a reluctant warrior, a dovish Democrat who espoused his principles at a 2002 antiwar rally: "What I am opposed to is
a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war.
A war based not on reason, but on passion."...
| Mar 29, 2011
Feminism as a "movement" in America is largely played out. The work here is mostly done.
At a time when education matters more than ever, more American women attend college than men. More women graduate, with better grades and get more advanced degrees....