| Jan 25, 2010
| 9:34 PM
One more staff change to announce, regarding the promotion of assistant national editor Mary Ann Meek. The staff memo from Managing Editor/Print Jon Thurber follows: Mary Ann Meek, who has served the national desk with distinction as a line editor,......
| Mar 14, 2010
Last year, when President and Mrs. Obama were selecting art for temporary White House display, I felt a twinge of regret that they were limited to work by American artists. At least two pictures by 51-year-old Belgian painter Luc Tuymans would offer a lot...
| Sep 10, 2011
Berkeley landscape architect Peter Walker has designed bigger projects than the 9/11 memorial in New York, but probably none has carried more weight. The opening of the eight-acre plaza Sunday marks 10 years since the terrorist attacks, and almost as many...
| Sep 17, 2011
The first California election that Kim Alexander cast a ballot in was a pip; voters decided 16 state propositions -- on creating a state lottery, capping welfare, limiting campaign contributions -- and gave their former governor, Ronald Reagan, a second...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 7:20 PM
Republican presidential contenders jousted over Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Middle East on Tuesday night in a tense national security debate that laid out sharply contrasting views on how to keep America safe from attack.
Candidates raised the...
| Apr 17, 2009
According to House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), the Department of Homeland Security has defamed veterans of the U.S. armed forces by concluding in an internal memo that some returning service members might be susceptible to the propaganda of...
| Sep 13, 2009
In the open desert outside Baiji, Iraq, a naked man with a thick black beard crouched in the dust of a railroad culvert at twilight. Hours before, he had been mumbling and praying in Arabic. Now he spoke few words. Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna stood...
| Jun 14, 2009
Blood and Politics
The History of the White
Nationalist Movement From the Margins to the Mainstream
Farrar, Straus & Giroux:
622 pp., $35
This April, when the Department of Homeland Security issued a report titled "Rightwing...
| Apr 8, 2009
Today's topic: Richard Poplawski, the alleged gunman in the April 4 Pittsburgh shootings, reportedly obtained his weapons legally. Jiverly Wong, who killed 13 people in New York state on April 4, also bought his guns legally, having passed background...
| May 12, 2002
Comparing the work of Gore Vidal--22 novels, five plays, numerous screenplays and hundreds of essays--with, say, the highly publicized grumblings of Cornel West over whether Harvard or Princeton was a more congenial academic environment for an African...
| Apr 16, 2013
Less than 24 hours ago, an apparent act of terrorism marred this year's Boston Marathon.
It's too early to know many of the details about this tragic event. Late last night, officials were reporting three deaths and well over 100 injuries; soon we...