| Jul 24, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s increasingly irrational rhetoric in his criticism of President Barack Obama bears closer scrutiny ("No, Mr. President, nobody else 'made that happen,'" July 22).
Mr. Ehrlich is not content to challenge Mr. Obama's policies on...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Watching the Olympic Games, I find one phenomenon particularly striking. After an event, athletes who literally seconds before had been attempting to trounce one another in competition suddenly start hugging each other.
An outsider might wonder about...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 5:15 PM
A 20-year decline in male circumcision has cost the country $2 billion in medical costs that could have been prevented, Johns Hopkins researchers say in a study released Monday.
In what is believed to be the first look at the economic impact of male...
| Apr 26, 2012
Are the French getting their Tea Party on? That's what an outsider looking at the country's first-round presidential voting results might have been led to believe. But, as with many things French, the reality is très compliquée.
The weekend vote...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 3:00 AM
"The war on terror is over," or so claims an unnamed senior State Department official, as reported by National Journal's Michael Hirsh in his recent article "The Post al-Qaida Era."
Really? Well, if the war is over, I must have missed the peace treaty...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 9:46 AM
At the age of 4, Sabina Foisor was in France, competing in her first chess tournament. By the age of 15, she was a Romanian and European junior champion, and three years later, in 2007, she finished in the top 20 in the European Chess Championship....
| Apr 27, 2012
| 7:11 PM
Part of the fun of professional wrestling is watching the development of certain wrestlers, from their debut through the peaks and valleys of their career.
Many grew up watching Rocky Maivia transform into The Rock, or even John Cena develop from the...
| May 2, 2012
Europe is in recession. Portugal, Italy and Greece are basket cases. The British and Spanish economies have contracted for the last two quarters. It seems highly likely that France and Germany are in a double dip as well.
Why should we care? Because a...
| Sep 27, 2009
Students patiently scraped away a shallow layer of dirt in a trio of test pits last week as gentle breezes wafted past, nudging the stubborn humidity of summer southward.
Nearby, a 6-foot-long segment of stone wall barely crested the soil's surface in...
| Mar 3, 2009
Go here: Wilmington combines a rich history of European country living with the excitement of nightlife and entertainment. Visit the museums, public gardens, art galleries and the Tubman-Garrett Riverfront Park during the day, and at night enjoy quality...
| Nov 19, 2006
American military doctors in Iraq have injected more than 1,000 of the war's wounded troops with a potent and largely experimental blood-coagulating drug despite mounting medical evidence linking it to deadly blood clots that lodge in the lungs, heart and...
| Jul 24, 2010
Few architects and builders today are recommending trendy architectural elements to clients. Instead, house pros are mining the history of residential design to extract elements and styles that have worked and keep working, hoping to construct timeless...