| Jun 10, 2009
A Republican coup in the state Senate, helped along by one Democrat with legal troubles and another who violated election laws, paralyzed the chamber on Tuesday.
Democrats vowed to fight back, possibly with a lawsuit, but the new leaders said the...
| Jun 11, 2009
The New York Senate's Democratic conference has gone to court to challenge the coalition that claims it seized control of the chamber in a parliamentary power grab on Monday.
A state Supreme Court judge in Rensselaer County heard initial arguments, but...
| Apr 13, 2009
Thai troops in full combat gear cracked down against anti-government protesters early today, using gunfire and tear gas to disperse a crowd blocking Bangkok's busiest intersection.
The demonstrators, wearing red shirts, returned fire with their own...
| Apr 26, 2009
The reading list for my college core course at UC Santa Cruz in the early 1970s included a book by a young Uruguayan author, Eduardo Galeano, called "Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent." The book, which excoriated...
| Nov 16, 2009
As a senior police official, Edmundo Mendes' job is to arrest the South American cocaine traffickers who use his troubled West African country, with its starry array of remote islands, as a transit point for drug shipments bound for Europe. It hasn't been...
| Dec 1, 2009
Remarks of President Barack Obama--As Prepared for Delivery
The Way Forward in Afghanistan and Pakistan
United States Military Academy at West Point
December 1, 2009
Good evening. To the United States Corps of Cadets, to the men and women of our armed...
| Dec 22, 2009
| 10:46 PM
1/2 pound bacon
2 pounds boned chicken breast, diced
2 egg whites
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup minced onion
1/3 cup minced celery
1/2 cup minced Bilbao-style chorizo, or pepperoni
1/2 pound cooked ham, diced...
| Dec 28, 2009
| 6:02 PM
A perennial candidate with a history of anti-Semitic rhetoric and legal disputes in federal court launched a radio ad for his Republican U.S. Senate campaign today that questioned the sexual orientation of the front-runner in the race.
Andy Martin, who...
| Jan 20, 2010
Garry Wills is a formidable Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, one of America's leading public intellectuals and, over the last 50 years, our most important lay Catholic thinker and writer.
In his 28th book, "Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the...
| Jun 28, 2009
Honduran President Manuel Zelaya says soldiers rousted him out of bed, beat his body guards and arrested him in his pajamas in what he criticized as "a coup" and "a kidnapping."
Zelaya was flown to Costa Rica after being taken into military custody at...
| Jul 5, 2009
What happens when a government announces that it is withdrawing in protest from an international organization -- which doesn't recognize the government in the first place?
Are they in or out?
That is just one of the quandaries facing Honduras these...