Dan Brillman

Vietnam Today

That old conflict shaped the outlook of many of today's leaders, including Sen. John McCain and Senator-elect Jim Webb. Author Robert Timberg reflects on the political futures of the two former soldiers.

OTHER WINNING EQUATIONS

There are many ways to make a high school great. NEWSWEEK's Best High Schools List uses one measure, the number of students who take AP and International Baccalaureate (IB) tests.