| Apr 4, 2014
Re "Gunman opens fire at Ft. Hood," April 3
The saddest thing about the latest Ft. Hood shooting spree was how quickly the government assured us that this was not an act of terrorism.
Thank God that it was not terrorism but rather just another normal,...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 9:27 PM
KILLEEN, Texas - At least three people were still in critical condition Wednesday evening after a troubled Iraq war veteran's shooting spree at Ft. Hood ended with 16 people wounded and four dead, including the shooter, officials said.
| Apr 6, 2014
| 6:20 PM
CAMP PENDLETON — To the outside world, the names mean nothing.
But to Marines who fought in Ramadi, Iraq, and to the families of the fallen, the names will forever be redolent of service and sacrifice: the Snakepit, Hurricane Point, Junction City,...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:23 PM
President Barack Obama envisioned building a foreign-policy legacy in his second term: a nuclear deal with sanction-strapped Iran, an end to U.S. involvement in conflicts overseas, and a successful pivot to Asia, including a trans-Pacific trade pact....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
To all my European friends -- from Portugal to Germany to Finland, and from Bulgaria to Slovenia to Ireland -- I'd just like to say: Nice job!
The Nobel Committee (http://www.nobelprize.org/nobelprizes/peace/laureates/2012/press.html) recently awarded...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:28 PM
President of MIT
Charles Vest, 72, who as president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology oversaw a vast expansion of the institution and inaugurated an unprecedented program of free online education, died...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 4:00 AM
It was the summer of 2012 and the young Jordanian was working long hours as a teacher at a vocational high school. He had just bought an apartment and a car. He was interested in getting married.
But just a few months later, he was making a long and...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:46 PM
On the day after declaring war on the conservative groups that helped propel his party to power in the House, Speaker John Boehner on Thursday was advancing a two-pronged strategy—delivering another brush-back pitch at them while arguing that...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:32 PM
This article originally ran in print on May 29, 2013.
Jeremy Hammond, a prominent Chicago computer hacker, faces up to 10 years in prison after confessing that he broke into websites belonging to law enforcement agencies, military companies and a...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:25 PM
This article originally ran in print on March 7, 2012
At the time of his latest arrest, Jeremy Hammond was living on Chicago's South Side, about three dozen miles and an entire political spectrum away from the conservative DuPage County community...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 3:31 PM
It has been almost 10 years since Bashur the dog left a war zone in Iraq for a quiet home in the Chicago suburbs, and in that time, a lot has changed.
Once small enough to fit in the palm of the Army officer who rescued her from a life in the wild,...
| Sep 6, 2013
The story in Genesis of Abraham's willingness to kill his son Isaac at God's command still gets a lot of attention. But it doesn't get a lot of love.
In every broadside against religion, God's horrifying demand for a sacrifice and Abraham's acquiescence...