- Iran touts new laser that bolsters missile accuracy
- Satanists petition for statue at Oklahoma Statehouse
- Deadly N.Y. train derailment leads to Senate call for cameras at tracks
- WWII vet, 90, en route to Pearl Harbor event booted from flight
- SWAT team at Phoenix hospital as armed man clears emergency room
- Kim Jong-un’s uncle dragged from political meeting, booted from party
- Big storm dumps snow on East Coast, travel dicey
- Thai prime minister dissolves Parliament, calls elections
- Hagel to meet with Pakistan’s prime minister
- Kiev: Riot police deployed near protest sites
Latest Samuel Johnson Items
The race card has been played so often over the five years of the Obama administration that it's fraying at the edges. We haven't seen and heard it played quite so often lately as Obamacare crashed and burned. Everyone feels the same pain. But Oprah Winfrey, the billionaire black diva from Chicago, is trying to preserve it. She explained to an interviewer for the BBC the other day how she thinks the opposition to the president's radical politics works. "There's a level of disrespect for the office that occurs," Miss Winfrey said, "and that occurs, in some cases, and maybe even many cases, because he's African-American."
Samuel Johnson's celebrated observation that nothing concentrates the mind like the prospect of hanging applies to nations, too. Benjamin Netanyahu reminded the delegates to the United Nations this week that Israel, surrounded by threats to its survival, pays close attention to both enemies and friends, particularly to friends of suspect reliability in the clutch.
Religious leaders in the Dominican Republic are calling for another round of protests Monday over President Obama's decision to nominate an open homosexual to serve as U.S. ambassador to the predominantly Catholic Caribbean nation.
Read enough copies of The National Review, The Weekly Standard or any other conservative publication and it is clear that Edmund Burke is some kind of lodestar for modern conservatism. But who was he, and what did he stand for?
"The triumph of hope over experience." Samuel Johnson, 18th-century essayist on second marriages.
The prospect of hanging, as Samuel Johnson observed, "concentrates the mind wonderfully." We're counting on that kind of concentration to keep us from falling off the infamous "fiscal cliff."
A gripping account of a doomed attempt to climb Mount Everest has won Britain's leading nonfiction book prize.
An exhibition on the history of lunch in New York City over the past 150 years serves up some delicious tidbits.
"They love him, gentlemen, and they respect him, not only for himself, but for his character, for his integrity and his iron will, but they love him most for the enemies he has made."