| 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...
| Dec 16, 2008
Shoes make news surprisingly often. Think Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev at the U.N. General Assembly in 1960, brandishing his shoe at a Filipino delegate who was accusing the U.S.S.R. of imperialism in Eastern Europe. Speaking of the Philippines, think...
| Nov 4, 2006
WASHINGTON — Richard N. Perle, the former Pentagon advisor regarded as the intellectual godfather of the Iraq war, now believes he should not have backed the U.S.-led invasion, and he holds President Bush responsible for failing to make timely...
| 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...
| Oct 2, 2007
Thank you, Ted. Ted Sorensen has been counselor to a president in some of our toughest moments, and he has helped define our national purpose at pivotal turning points. Let me also welcome all of the elected officials from Illinois who are with us. Let me...
| May 16, 2009
It was a tiny article in the back of a newspaper that first caught the attention of playwright Rajiv Joseph. An American soldier stationed in Baghdad reportedly killed a Bengal tiger at the local zoo after the animal maimed a colleague who was trying to...
| Oct 30, 2009
For much of their lives, Yona Sabar and his son Ariel were like warring countries with radically different customs, languages and concerns.
In those days, Ariel was, he says, "a very bratty, 1980s L.A. kid" who "bought into many of the superficial values...
| Aug 18, 2010
The concluding volume in the magisterial historical tetralogy Richard Rhodes calls "The Making of the Nuclear Age" bears a weighty subtitle that hints at its somewhat discursive nature.
"The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and...
| Aug 26, 2009
| 6:34 AM
Abdul Aziz Hakim, one of Iraq's most powerful political leaders and the head of one of its most prominent Shiite religious dynasties, died today in a Tehran hospital, his party's television channel reported.
Hakim, who headed the influential Supreme...
| Jun 20, 2010
Twelve: 448 pp., $26.99
With the possible exception of Tom Wolfe and Maureen Dowd's, Christopher Hitchens' marvelous byline is the most archly kinetic in current-day American letters. Every article, review and...
| Mar 9, 2010
Karl Rove is a true believer, as the subtitle to his memoir suggests, in a fighting faith. Much that vexes our current politics flows from the fact that he is an exemplar rather than a singular case.
"Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in...
| Jun 14, 2007
"Nicky! Look over your shoulder. Nicky!"
It was 11:30 in the morning and the paparazzi firing squad was lined up in front of the Kodak Theater on Hollywood and Highland.
Technically this was Barbara Walters' hour in the hot, bright, Hollywood sun -- the...