| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:44 PM
“PIX11 NEWS CLOSEUP” will mark its 20th year on the air with its 970th broadcast on Sunday, October 28th. The recipient of numerous awards, including three Emmy Awards, “PIX11 NEWS CLOSEUP” has a loyal following of viewers who...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Drones are in the news thanks to a leaked Department of Justice memo outlining the legal reasoning behind the killing of American citizen and al-Qaeda propagandist Anwar Al-Awlaki.
For those of us extremely unsettled by the Bush-Obama policy of extra-...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 11:46 AM
Jared Loughner, the Arizona man who pleaded guilty to the attempted assassination of then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Thursday.
The January 2011 shooting killed six people and wounded 13 others,...
| Feb 27, 2012
In a fiery lecture to thousands of followers of the Nation of Islam on Sunday in Chicago, Minister Louis Farrakhan warned that racial hatred could lead to attempts to assassinate President Barack Obama.
Farrakhan spent much of his oration decrying what...
| May 13, 2012
"Prague Winter: A Personal Story of Remembrance and War, 1937-1948"
Harper: 480 pp., $29.99
Madeleine Albright is a formidable figure. She was a member of the National Security Council and the U.S. ambassador to the U.N. When she...
| Jul 15, 2012
The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln
Stephen L. Carter
Alfred A. Knopf: 517 pp., $26.95
What if Abraham Lincoln had lived? What would have happened?
Stephen L. Carter's new novel suggests one answer....
| May 6, 2012
The Passage of Power
The Years of Lyndon Johnson
Alfred A. Knopf: 736 pp., $35
"The Passage of Power," the fourth volume in Robert Caro's epic biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson, encompasses the period of LBJ's deepest humiliation and...
| Jun 24, 2012
Laurent Binet, translated from the French by Sam Taylor
Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 336 pp., $26
Laurent Binet tackles the story of a Nazi and the two Czechoslovakian war heroes who set out to...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Afghan officials on Monday reported the assassination of a provincial jurist from restive Kunar province. His 8-year-old daughter was killed along with him, they said....
| Feb 13, 2012
| 4:39 PM
A Israeli diplomat's car exploded near the Indian prime minister's residence in New Delhi on Monday, injuring the wife of an embassy staff member and at least three other people, in what appeared to be a coordinated, two-pronged terror attack against...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Russian state television reported that security forces have prevented an assassination attempt on Premier Vladimir Putin's life, saying the suspects were arrested in Ukraine after an explosion at a rented apartment in early January....
| Aug 8, 2012
| 5:43 AM
Civilian casualties in the Afghan war fell by 15% in the first half of this year compared with the same period a year ago, the first such decline in five years, the United Nations said....