| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In 1951, my Great Uncle William Kirkpatrick, who had polio, became the first person to be injected with Jonas Salk's experimental polio vaccine. The vaccine would become Salk's gift to the world, but at the time it was untested and undergoing...
| Apr 5, 2012
Last week, Mitt Romney described Russia as America's "No. 1 geopolitical foe," prompting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to respond: "I think it's somewhat dated to be looking backwards instead of being realistic about where we agree, where we don't...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 2:15 PM
The announcement Sunday that the U.S. will join Turkey in providing "nonlethal" humanitarian aid to Syrian opposition groups is a clear sign of the Obama administration's growing frustration with the failure of diplomatic efforts to halt Syrian...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Your editorial "No way out for Syria" (Jan. 24) catalogs a lot of facts about the bloody turmoil that engulfs Syria today. The editorial notes the disinclination of practically any party involved to act forcefully – apart from the Syrians risking...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 6:45 AM
I try to follow the political discussion in the U.S. and am amazed how much effort it takes even to begin to be well-informed. If you are serious about being informed, you can't be the least bit lazy and depend on a couple of pundits to shape your world...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The flood of video images emerging from the besieged city of Homs and other rebellious towns in Syria have shocked the world with their depictions of President Bashar Assad's bloody crackdown on innocent civilians.
The images, nearly all of them taken...
| Feb 25, 2012
| 11:51 AM
After three pieces, it seems like I have been writing about HBO's 'Game Change" all week.
But I am really looking forward to discussing it Sunday morning on CNN's"Reliable Sources" with host Howard Kurtz and TVNewser columnist Gail Shister. We'll also be...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 9:45 AM
The recent news of the cease fire in Syria met with a "ho-hum," skeptical and less-than-enthusiastic reaction ("Shaky cease-fire starts in Syria," April 13). I was stunned.
Can't we rejoice for the moment over the historic change in a method based on...
| Jun 2, 2012
| 6:30 PM
When the violence in Syria began spinning out of control last year, the Obama administration made the unusual decision to bring its ambassador to the troubled country home.
And for Ambassador Robert Ford, coming home has long meant returning to...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 6:45 AM
I read with interest Glenn McNatt's editorial about the use of cell-phone video to document historic events in Syria ("The YouTube war," Feb. 25). His editorial was a significant one and deserves to be expanded into a series exploring the uses of new...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 8:21 AM
For many years, Iran has threatened to "wipe Israel off the map," even as it gets closer and closer to developing nuclear weapons that could enable it to follow through on its threat. However, the question now is whether this is the optimum time for...
| Mar 8, 2012
So Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putinhas just been re-presidented for at least another six years, during which we can all watch his newly tucked eyes migrate back to where they used to be. And as surely as a pound dog comes with fleas, this election...