| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
"We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression." -- Ronald Reagan, March 23, 1983
President Reagan's speech to the nation 30 ago launched a major arms buildup to confront the expanding military power and political...
| Sep 30, 2013
— The search, now 30 years old, for Iranian "moderates" goes on. Amid the enthusiasm of the latest sighting, it's worth remembering that the highlight of the Iran-Contra arms-for-hostages debacle was the secret trip to Tehran taken by Robert...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:56 PM
I haven’t drawn Vladimir Putin in a very long time. He’s easy enough. He’s got that pouty mouth and deep-set eyes. He’s much easier to draw than Mikhail Gorbachev. Gorby looked like an average western businessman. The only thing...
| May 9, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Remember when President Obama used to warn Syria's Bashar al-Assad to stop his mass killing and step down?
Muammar Gadhafi's dictatorship had then just collapsed under Western bombing. The murders of Americans in Benghazi and the subsequent postwar...
| May 3, 2013
| 10:54 AM
The rebels of Christian Caryl's "Strange Rebels" are a motley lot. They include Margaret Thatcher, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and his followers, Pope John Paul II, Deng Xiaoping, and the Afghan insurgents who fought back against the Soviet invasion...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 10:41 AM
How much does the Iranian public really support Iran’s contested nuclear program? One prominent and outspoken revolutionary cleric, Abdullah Nouri, has suggested that the question be put to the Iranian people in a national referendum, according to...
| Sep 17, 2012
| 12:44 PM
The reward for killing Salman Rushdie has been upped to $3.3 million by a semiofficial Iranian religious foundation, Iranian media reported this weekend. The increased bounty appeared to be linked to the infuriated protests coursing through the Muslim...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 4:45 PM
When Hewitt was about to leave "60 Minutes," Wallace told me what he would miss about the producer: "This vitality, the willingness to listen to everybody, the psychic energy. You may not always agree with him, but you have to admire him." You could say...
| Oct 3, 2012
In the 1990s, he was the world-famous novelist few people officially laid eyes on. Of Salman Rushdie's dozen-plus novels, it was "The Satanic Verses" (1988) that raised a hue and cry and sent him undercover: Its supposedly sacrilegious portrayal of the...
| Apr 9, 2012
As the self-described "black hat" of television's premier newsmagazine "60 Minutes," Mike Wallace crafted a persona of a probing reporter known for his often caustic questioning of sometimes reluctant guests on the program.
Beginning in 1968, as one of...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 7:14 AM
NEW YORK -- Mike Wallace, who spent four decades as a hard-hitting, provocative news correspondent on "60 Minutes," has died, CBS reported Sunday. He was 93.
Wallace died Saturday night "peacefully surrounded by family members at Waveny Care Center in...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 9:01 AM
Mike Wallace, who pioneered and then dominated the probing and enduringly popular hallmark TV magazine series "60 Minutes," died Saturday night, CBS announced. He was 93.
Wallace, who had triple heart bypass surgery in early 2008, died in New Haven,...