| May 26, 2011
| 1:43 PM
With the death of Osama bin Laden still fresh in many minds, Memorial Day is likely to have extra meaning this year.
Americans from coast to coast can join in a single commemoration as PBS offers its annual telecast of the National Memorial Day Concert...
| May 27, 2011
| 8:02 AM
Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives took an important vote on an amendment that would pull U.S. troops out of the Afghanistan war.
Normally, this is the type of measure that's only supported by folks on the fringes of their political parties...
| May 28, 2011
| 6:46 PM
Osama bin Laden is dead, but his brand of religious extremism lives on.
This is not to say that such religious extremism is exclusive to Islam and Muslims.
Extremism infiltrates the minds of religious zealots, nationalists, racists, environmentalists,...
| Jun 4, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Over the past two years, Yemen-based al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula's (AQAP) global operational and ideological reach have added significant strategic depth to the besieged al-Qaida Senior Leadership organization (AQSL) in Afghanistan and Pakistan....
| Jun 8, 2011
Jeff Gilbert has no military experience, but he can empathize with veterans who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction.
Gilbert faced the same battle with addiction — a battle that led him to help others through Hope for Tomorrow, a nonprofit...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 2:48 PM
With the first anniversary of the U.S. "surge" in Afghanistan coming up in August, President Barack Obama will soon have to decide whether to maintain the current force levels or begin withdrawing some of the 30,000 additional troops he ordered there last...
| Dec 11, 2011
| 4:01 PM
His approval ratings are largely stagnant and his prospects for reelection in doubt. But President Obama says it's all to be expected.
"We've gone through an incredibly difficult time in this country. And I would be surprised if the American people...
| Dec 21, 2011
At first blush, the late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il would appear to have little in common with Keith Olbermann, Steve Jobs and Moammar Gadhafi. (Well, maybe a little in common with Gadhafi. But stay with us here for a minute.)
Despite their distinct...
| Dec 23, 2011
Perhaps there has been nothing more baffling to American eyes than the photographs of hordes of obviously grief-stricken North Koreans mourning the death of their 69-year-old dictator, Kim Jong Il. Under his reign and that of his father, the people of the...
| Jun 14, 2011
| 10:15 AM
So "Re-electing President Obama in 2012 would be a disaster for America"? (Readers respond, June 10.) Yeah right, and Osama bin Laden's death was a great tragedy to freedom lovers everywhere.
The only looming disaster in 2012 is the possibility...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 8:42 AM
As President Obama makes his final decision on a schedule for drawing down the number of troops in Afghanistan, members of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, meeting in Baltimore, voted overwhelmingly on Monday to urge him to end the wars there and in Iraq as...