| Oct 15, 2008
In the first two debates of their nationally watched race, U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, R-4th District, and Democrat Jim Himes clashed Tuesday over Shays' record and Himes' ads.
Shays, 62, the only surviving Republican congressman in New England,...
| Aug 15, 2007
After stopping momentarily to flirt with the blond court reporter and swearing to tell the truth with a raspy "I do," Joey "the Clown" Lombardo lowered himself onto the witness stand with the help of a cane.
The 78-year-old with a Caesar haircut leaned...
| Dec 4, 2007
| 9:01 PM
A week after causing his wife's presidential campaign a headache by saying he had opposed the Iraq war from the start, former President Clinton accused the news media on Tuesday of misrepresenting his remarks.
In brief comments to the Los Angeles Times,...
| Jan 7, 2007
It's rare for a newspaper story to emerge from the vast and dark unknown and hit at a primal level, tapping into the fact that many of us feel so alone and confused about why we exist, and giving us a chance to hope, to dream.
Admittedly, those big...
| Apr 19, 2008
By Alyce Miller
Rachel Sontag's doctor father never hits her or sexually abuses her, he is a good provider, he's funny, his medical students adore him, he takes the family on generous vacations to Cancun and France and the Grand Canyon, he sends her...
| Dec 4, 2008
In a valedictory interview with ABC News, President Bush has come closer than ever to acknowledging that the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003 was a mistake -- but not close enough. In Watergate parlance, Bush's concession is a "modified limited hangout."...
| Oct 1, 2008
THE LITERATURE of human conflict divides itself into two schools: One -- the more ancient -- is bardic and celebrates war and warriors; the other is the tradition of witness, which elucidates war and records the fates of those caught up in it.
| Nov 29, 2008
Day after day, the widows sit silently in court, a few feet from the soldier accused of murdering their husbands. They listen as their husbands' violent deaths play out again and again in witness testimony. Sometimes, they say, the defendant stares at...
| Feb 7, 2009
For years, opponents of the Iraq war claimed it was an unwinnable waste of resources that wasn't worth fighting anyway. The real war against terrorists, they argued, should be waged in Afghanistan. But now that Iraq has made heartening progress and we are...
| Jun 18, 2008
Rafid Ahmed Alwan hoped for an easier life when he came here from Iraq nine years ago. He also hoped for a reward for his cooperation with German intelligence officers.
"For what I've done, I should be treated like a king," he said...
| Aug 23, 2008
In "The Way of the World," Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind paints a picture of a morally reprehensible White House. He charges that the administration ordered the CIA to forge a document creating a link between the Sept. 11 terrorists and...
| Feb 1, 2008
The Iraq war reemerged Thursday as a dividing line between the two major Democrats remaining in the presidential contest, as Barack Obama used a Los Angeles debate to argue he has the judgment to lead the nation out of war and Hillary Rodham Clinton...