| Mar 24, 2011
It's a good thing we didn't elect John McCain in 2008. A McCain victory would have meant an escalation in Afghanistan, a third war in the Middle East and a president sending U.S. forces into harm's way heedless of public opinion or congressional power....
| 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
| 4:21 AM
Washington -- President Barack Obama on Monday rejected criticism of his decision to commit U.S. forces to the U.N.-authorized military mission in Libya, telling the American people there were strategic and moral reasons to act.
In a nationally televised...
| Oct 27, 2010
| 4:15 PM
Tuesday, the General Election will be held. After months of tracking the various campaigns — senatorial, gubernatorial and otherwise — it has been a long slog to the finish line. Has anyone else ever wished for a system in which the candidates...
| Nov 8, 2010
| 11:26 AM
George W. Bush was conspicuously absent during the midterm election campaign, despite Democratic efforts to resurrect him as a political punching bag.
But on the eve of the release of his memoirs, the former president is back in the public eye in a big...
| Nov 10, 2010
The first great American autobiographies both appeared in the 19th century, were born of conflict and written by public men — "The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass" and "The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant."
Since then, what we might...
| Dec 13, 2010
| 1:30 AM
1642: Dutch navigator Abel Tasman sighted present-day New Zealand.
1944: During World War II, the U.S. cruiser Nashville was badly damaged in a Japanese kamikaze attack that claimed more than 130 lives.
1979: Rod Fouberg is the new worshipful master...
| May 2, 2011
Osama bin Laden, a scion of one of Saudi Arabia's wealthiest families, became the grim apostle of a strain of Islamic radicalism that exalted violence against non-believers, and the leader of a terrorist network that launched repeated attacks in the West,...
| May 4, 2011
| 8:01 AM
The mayors of Carmel and Greenwood appear to have been chosen by the primary election Tuesday since no Democrats have decided to run.
In Greenwood, long-time incumbent Mayor Charles Henderson was defeated by reserve Johnson County sheriff's deputy Mark...
| May 8, 2011
| 1:30 AM
Last Sunday night, a team of two dozen Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden. If all goes as planned, you will soon be able to reenact that head shot in a video game this weekend.
Kuma War: Episode 107: The Death of Osama Bin Laden is planned for a Saturday...
| May 9, 2011
| 1:30 AM
“Someone named Michelle from work is calling you," my wife hollered down the stairs to me late on a Sunday night. "And Osama bin Laden is dead."
That's my "where were you?" story for one of the bigger news events of the year, the death of the...
| Aug 10, 2010
| 8:26 AM
The boardwalk best known as a stomping ground for the cast of MTV's "The Jersey Shore" is getting attention for another bizarre sight: an arcade game featuring a crude caricature of President Obama.
The object of the game, called "Walkin Charlie," is...