| 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...
| Apr 29, 2009
| 7:07 AM
(Washington D.C. The swine flu outbreak has claimed its first victim in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control: a 23-month-old child who died in Texas.
"We are closely and continuously monitoring the emerging cases of this...
| Nov 18, 2008
The desert is a war.
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Cynthia Ramirez roared through it in an unmarked Land Cruiser, projecting the awesome might of the U.S. military into a wasteland little seen, much less penetrated, by outsiders. The landscape was like a slap...
| Aug 7, 2008
The vanishing act of the James River ghost fleet could continue to the point that it numbers only about 15 ships by the end of next year, the head of the U.S. Maritime Administration said Wednesday.
On Wednesday morning, Maritime Administrator Sean T....
| Feb 2, 2008
By Richard M. Cook
Yale University Press, 452 pages, $35
'I love to think about America," Alfred Kazin, 26, recorded in his journal in February 1942. He was finishing his canonical study of modern American literature, "On Native Grounds,"...
| Feb 11, 2008
Bouncing down an empty country road, past browning cotton fields lined with signs advertising church services and cheap guns, historian John A. Lupton hunches over a minivan's steering wheel and ignores his aching back.
He has been traveling for six days...
| Feb 18, 2008
With the Democratic presidential race about to enter another crucial phase of voting, Barack Obama has launched a newly aggressive strategy to undermine two pillars of support for rival Hillary Rodham Clinton: Latinos and working-class white voters.
| Feb 21, 2008
Before the Iowa caucuses, senior aides to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton fell into a heated argument during a 7:30 a.m. conference call about the basic message their candidate was delivering to voters.
Mark Penn, chief strategist and pollster, liked...
| Feb 21, 2008
The scene outside an early-voting station here this week looked encouraging enough for Sen. Hillary Clinton at first: a few dozen of her supporters in this loyal Hispanic stronghold waving Clinton placards, with nary a Barack Obama sign in sight.
| Mar 25, 2008
Mexico's government is preparing to open bidding on the largest infrastructure project in the nation's history, a $4-billion seaport that could transform this farming village into a cargo hub to rival the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
| Apr 29, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva and updated at 10:40 am EDT The swine flu outbreak has claimed its first victim in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control: A 23-month old child who died in Texas. "We are closely......