| Mar 26, 2010
| 4:33 PM
-- Future plans: Green Day says Tom Hanks may be interested in making a movie out of "American Idiot," the new Broadway show based on one of the American rock band's albums. (Wall Street Journal) -- On the mend: Placido......
| Apr 5, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Back in the day, when Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House, Lyndon Johnson was Senate majority leader and Sam Rayburn was speaker of the House, Americans still held their public officials in esteem. So it was a running......
| Apr 14, 2010
| 4:32 PM
The right wing's Graphic Design Conspiracy kooks are at it again, this time finding hidden Islamic coding in the logo for the international Nuclear Security Summit, just concluded in Washington. On Wednesday, a columnist at the New York Post, a......
| Apr 15, 2010
| 9:35 PM
Full text and commentary as Democratic president re-targets space plans on research; forget the Moon for now....
| May 9, 2010
I worried, almost from the beginning of my research into the presidency of Dwight Eisenhower, that something did not quite add up with Stephen Ambrose's famous biography of the former president.
I say almost from the beginning because I had no inkling at...
| Jun 29, 2010
Robert Carlyle Byrd, the West Virginia Democrat who was often called the conscience of the Senate for his devotion to the system of constitutional checks and balances and the prerogatives of power, died early Monday. He was 92.
Byrd, who served longer...
| Aug 15, 2010
Why, of all places, is the National World War II Museum in this sultry Gulf Coast port, better known for its jazz, party beads and occasional Category 3 hurricane?
Because famed World War II historian Stephen E. Ambrose wanted it that way.
| Dec 5, 2010
Going Home to Glory
A Memoir of Life With Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969
David Eisenhower with Julie Nixon Eisenhower
Simon and Schuster: 324 pp., $28
David Eisenhower's touching memoir of his grandfather's final years raises an uncomfortable issue...
| Dec 16, 2010
There's more than salesmanship at play in Michael Korda's selection of his engrossing new book's title, "Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia."
Korda, now 77, is one of the most successful editors of his generation and a bit of a legend...
| Sep 7, 2010
Jefferson Thomas, one of nine students who in 1957 integrated a Little Rock, Ark., high school, a turning point for the civil rights movement, has died. He was 67.
Thomas, who lived much of his adult life in Los Angeles, died Sunday of pancreatic...
| Sep 22, 2010
The United States Supreme Court likes its mystery: Cases are argued in public, briefs are available for all to read, but its real work is carried out in conferences attended by the nine justices alone. So private are those deliberations that in the rare...