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Story | Apr 17, 2005What is the value of an American life claimed by terrorists? The answer, it turns out, depends on where and when you die. Congress gave the families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks generous federal compensation payments. Most ended up...
Story | May 2, 2004As he seemed to sense when he gave his famous farewell address to his Springfield friends and neighbors, Abraham Lincoln left Illinois in early 1861 not so much to go to the White House as to go to war. The great conflict commenced two months later,...