They’ve become a major military player—and maybe a substitute for strategic thinking.
The demise of local news is a pandemic emergency.
The commander in chief is impulsive, disdains expertise, and gets his intelligence briefings from Fox News. What does this mean for those on the front lines?
Direct talks between America’s and North Korea’s heads of state have never been tried, and nothing else has worked.
For years, Larry Smarr has used a supercomputer to monitor his health and peer at his organs. Recently, he used his knowledge to help direct his own surgery.
When potential death tolls are unthinkably high, it’s like multiplying infinity.
Mark Bowden argues that the president is more likely to start a nuclear war than his adversary in North Korea.
To understand how the standoff between Pyongyang and the world became so dire, it helps to go back to the country's founding
There are no good options. But some are worse than others.
The recent Romney documentary succeeds in making its subject more human, but it also makes it clear that the country is better off without him as president.
The pleasures of reading with a dictionary by one’s side
Government often finds bad reasons to keep information hidden, but the recent indiscriminate leaks are foolish.
How to think about drones
The difficulty of recognizing excellence in its own time
Saying Kathryn Bigelow's film advocates for "enhanced interrogation" ignores the nuances of the story.
Larry Smarr, an astrophysicist turned computer scientist, has a new project: charting his every bodily function in minute detail. What he’s discovering may be the future of health care.
The benefits of being underestimated by the nuns at St. Petronille’s
Don Johnson won nearly $6 million playing blackjack in one night, single-handedly decimating the monthly revenue of Atlantic City’s Tropicana casino. Not long before that, he’d taken the Borgata for $5 million and Caesars for $4 million. Here’s how he did it.
The author’s fowl defy the blogosphere and stage a comeback.