| May 22, 2011
A History of the Papacy
John Julius Norwich
Random House: $30
The respected historian of the Byzantine Empire and Venice now turns to one of the oldest institutions on Earth and those who have worn the mitred hat during its 2,000-...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 2:25 PM
Nobody walks in L.A.? Ridiculous! This is one in a series of articles exploring the many opportunities for walking in (and around) a major city.
RANCHO PALOS VERDES, DEL CERRO PARK
Distance: 4 miles
Duration: 1½ to 2 hours
| Jan 18, 2009
We tend to lionize or demonize our presidents. It would be tough to find many Abraham Lincoln detractors -- or, for that matter, many Warren G. Harding fans. But even our greatest heroes occasionally failed, and the worst presidents could boast of some...
| Sep 5, 2008
Today's question: Give us your list of best and worst vice presidents in recent history. Previously, Lichtman and Edwards debated the proper role of the vice president, discussed how history might treat Dick Cheney and digested the current candidates'...
| Sep 4, 2008
Today's question: The Constitution doesn't define the vice president's role beyond a handful of government tasks. What should be the role of the vice president? Previously, Edwards and Lichtman discussed how history might treat Dick Cheney and digested...
| Nov 26, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Distractions, distractions, distractions. That was the theme of the latest âGlee.â But there is one distraction that I havenât mastered. What exactly am I going to do when Fox puts the surefire hit on hiatus after the initial 13-episode ru...
| Feb 22, 2010
| 4:32 PM
William Pelley Still Haunts Us William Dudley Pelley looks like any other elderly man, but the assumption dissipates itself when he opens his mouth. His hair is gray; his face, lined; his manner of speech, halting, uncertain. A few weeks short of his 70th...
| Mar 12, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Karl Rove's new autobiography focuses on politics, but some reviewers have been intrigued by what Rove reveals about his upbringing and family life....
| Oct 2, 2008
Sarah Palin is the product of a design flaw -- the unintended consequence of the founders' decision to create the vice presidency.
For two centuries, presidential nominees have used the office to balance the ticket by naming a running mate from a...
| Mar 9, 2010
Karl Rove is a true believer, as the subtitle to his memoir suggests, in a fighting faith. Much that vexes our current politics flows from the fact that he is an exemplar rather than a singular case.
"Courage and Consequence: My Life as a Conservative in...