A traffic jam of climbers trying to ascend or descend Mount Everest is being blamed for a reported 11 deaths, nearly the record of 15 made infamous by the book “Into Thin Air.”
In “Obama and the Middle East” author Fawaz Gerges argues that President Obama’s policies have failed to live up to his rhetoric, missing an important opportunity.
U.S. taxpayers spent $3.7 million on the expenses of our four surviving former presidents this fiscal year. That does not include the cost of Secret Service protection. It does include an $85,000 phone bill for George W. Bush, $440,000 dollars in rent for Bill Clinton, and $15,000 dollars in postage for Jimmy Carter.
During his 20-year NFL career, linebacker Junior Seau was portrayed by reporters as a superhero, impervious to injury. Now writer Peter King wonders if that may have contributed to the player’s death.
Musician Rob Morsberger was recently diagnosed with cancer, giving his past songs about life and death a new importance for him.
President Obama delivers the commencement address this weekend at Morehouse College, the all-male historically black college. The school’s president discusses recent controversies and challenges.1 Comment | more »
Failures in mental health care mean that often the only way to get help for a loved one is to call the police. We speak with a journalist about the tragic consequences for her family.19 Comments | more »