On the last weekend of April 2011, two things happened in Washington D.C.: the annual White House Correspondents Dinner and the decision to raid Osama bin Laden’s compound. This is the story of how both transpired.
Friday, April 27
Saturday, March 31
An artifact from the height of the uproar:
Behind the tawdriest of headlines, there's a woman I wouldn't mind bringing home to mom.
Wednesday, March 28
Lessons learned about Washington from investigating how the “grand bargain” fell apart.
Thursday, March 22
Marion Barry is running for reelection – and nobody cares.
Tuesday, March 20
The United States, which took a forceful stance on other Arab revolts, remained relatively passive in the face of the kingdom’s unrest and crackdown. To many who are familiar with the region, this came as no surprise: of all the Arab states that saw revolts last year, Bahrain is arguably the most closely tied to American strategic interests.
A report on Bahrain, the Arab Spring’s most ill-fated uprising.
A report from the trial of Ivan Demjanjuk—a.k.a. “The Last Nazi”—who died on March 17.
Thursday, February 23
Tuesday, February 21
The lavish display and heavy drinking concealed the deadly serious North Caucasus politics of land, ethnicity, clan, and alliance.
In a cable brought to light by Wikileaks, the Ambassador to Russia describes a raucous three-day Dagestani wedding attended by Chechnya’s president Ramzan Kadyrov.
Monday, February 20
Thursday, February 9
Tuesday, February 7
When 25-year-old Valentine Strasser seized power in Sierra Leone in 1992, he became the world’s youngest head of state. Today he lives with his mother and spends his days drinking gin by the roadside.
Wednesday, January 25
Reviewing Newt Gingrich as historian and intellectual.