Melanie Phillips is an Oxford-educated award-winning columnist for London's Daily Mail; author of several books, among them "Londonistan"; and a splendid polemicist who sees the increasingly disjointed world around her clearly and pulls no punches when describing it.
Tiger Woods said he's flying home to Florida to see his children rather than to Scotland to prepare for the British Open.
A cap was back in place on BP's broken oil well after a deep-sea blunder forced crews to temporarily remove what has been the most effective method so far for containing some of the massive Gulf of Mexico spill.
President Obama is so intent on dispelling doubts about his commitment to India that he plans to attend a reception this week at the State Department for Foreign Minister S.M. Krishna.
"War is hell," said Civil War Gen. William T. Sherman, but its grim consequences are only a part of a traveling exhibition of combat photography called "The American Soldier."
TICONDEROGA, N.Y. (AP) Before the Civil War and Antietam, the bloodiest battle fought on American soil was here, on a narrow but strategically vital strip of land between Lake Champlain and Lake George.
LONDON — Religious leaders and pro-life campaigners have angrily attacked the British government for its refusal to ban the creation of animal-human embryos and so-called "savior siblings" — research described by one Roman Catholic cardinal as a form of "Frankenstein" science.
The perils of corporate funding
PGA Tour player Charles Howell III stares in open incredulity at the question: