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Politics in the Past: Was There Ever Really a Time of Civility?

A look at the history of American politics, and the struggle to identify civility's role in it. Read More »

The Early Word: New Books for the Week of May 9, 2011

Featured: Erik Larson. Plus: Stan Musial, Ronald Reagan, Lincoln, Carol Ross Joynt, Psychopath Test, Power-Pawing Palin Apparently; John Sandford, Wilbur Smith, Jo Nesbo, Lisa Mangum... Read More »

Book Review: Krimson by Thomas Emson

Vampires aren't really interested in snuggling with their evening meals... Read More »

Book Review: Scandalous Women: The Lives and Loves of History’s Most Notorious Women by Elizabeth Kerri Mahon

From Amorous Artists to Way­ward Wives: A must if you ever want to be on Jeopardy. Read More »

A Four-Year-Old’s Wish for a Royal Wedding: Ending Hunger

Maybe the little girl's wish for Princess Elizabeth can be transferred to all children who are hungry and suffering today. Read More »

This Easter, Let’s Remember the World’s Hungry

This Easter remember the hungry and suffering and see what you can do to help them. Read More »

A Modern-Day “Silent Guest” to Fight Global Hunger

Easter is upon us. This is as good a time as any to take in some silent guests and Feedback. Read More »

Book Review: The Irish Slaves: Slavery, Indenture and Contract Labour Among Irish Immigrants by Rhetta Akamatsu

An absorbing read, making history alive and vibrant in all its misery. Read More »

Book Review: The Road to Fatima Gate: The Beirut Spring, the Rise of Hezbollah, and the Iranian War Against Israel by Michael J. Totten

Why the people of Lebanon rose up against their Syrian overlords - and what went wrong afterwards. Read More »

Public Diplomacy Done Right with School Meals

Instead of slashing our international school meals budget, and pouring mostly military aid into different countries, why not feed the children? Read More »