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To Live and Die in Gitmo

The military brass says three detainees simultaneously killed themselves. A decorated soldier who saw what he wasn't supposed to see believes it was something much, much worse.

America's Fukushima?

The reactors at Hanford made plutonium for the nuclear weapon dropped on Nagasaki; today, they sit on a radioactive wasteland that whistle-blowers say is a ticking time bomb

America's Fukushima?

The nuclear reactors at Hanford made plutonium for Fat Man, the nuclear weapon dropped on Nagasaki, and stocked our Cold War arsenal; today, they sit on a radioactive wasteland that whistle-blowers say is a ticking time bomb.

A Bloody Battle

The deadly clashes in Gaza drew impassioned responses from readers on both sides of the issue. Arguing that Hamas is not solely at fault, one said, "Gaza has been made a prison by the Israelis." Another defended Israel's action, saying, "There is no moral equivalent between terrorism and self-defense." Is Peace in the Middle East Possible?In the Jan. 12 issue, both Daniel Klaidman ("A Plan of Attack for Peace") and Aaron David Miller ("If Obama Is Serious") suggest that a...

A Whistle-Blower's Troubling Tale

'The Fed Who Blew the Whistle': Readers were concerned about whistle-blower Thomas Tamm's fate. One wondered why "few in the Justice Department were as troubled as Tamm about the illegality of the secret domestic wiretapping program or had the courage of his convictions." Nearly all labeled Tamm a hero. "Whistle-blowers like him are heroes because they are protecting 'We the people'," one wrote.

I Did It My Way

Tony Blair is back where it all began--Myrobella, the house he bought after being elected to Parliament in 1983. It's a ramshackle place, half home, half office, tucked behind a row of old miners' cottages in the north of England.

If Watergate Happened Now

From a distance, Watergate seems like a partisan affair. But that's because we tend to look at it nowadays through red- and blue-tinted glasses. In truth, President Nixon was forced to resign in 1974 by Republicans in Congress like Barry Goldwater, who realized from the so-called smoking-gun tape that he was a crook.

Out Of The Blue

On A Picture-Perfect Texas Morning, The Shuttle Columbia Was Heading Home When Tragedy Struck, Leaving The Country And The World Wondering What Went Wrong-And Honoring The Lives Of Seven Brave Astronauts

Every Man For Himself

Incredulity is a polite word to describe the reaction to former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling, who swore last week at a congressional hearing that his company's bookkeeping trickery had caught him by surprise.

The Private Prince

I HAD MY FIRST CONVERSATION with the Prince of Wales in the early summer of 1992. We met at Highgrove, his country house in Gloucestershire, to discuss whether he would cooperate in a television documentary to coincide with the 25th anniversary of his investiture.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Is there anyone who doesn't want to hear O. J. Simpson tell the whole, unadulterated story of what happened the night his ex-wife died? If he's as smart as we think he is, there's one guy who may not -- his lawyer Robert Shapiro.

Don't Ask, Don't Tell

Is there anyone who doesn't want to hear O. J. Simpson tell the whole, unadulterated story of what happened the night his ex-wife died? If he's as smart as we think he is, there's one guy who may not -- his lawyer Robert Shapiro.

Hell Week

THE RESORT TOWN OF CORONADO HAD settled down for the evening. A strand jutting just across the bay from San Diego, Calif., Coronado was the ultimate in exclusivity.

Video Vigilantes

OK, America, let's go to the videotape. Here are just some of the plays of the month caught by average citizens in recent weeks: In Ft. Worth, Texas, a vacationing Ohio woman spots Patrolman E.J.

Sound Too Good To Be True?

Rob Gregory wanted to do better at his job selling used factory-ventilation systems in Kansas City. So three years ago he bought a "subliminal" audiotape called "Unconditional Love." All Gregory heard was "some synthesized music and weird gongs." But buried beneath the sounds, supposedly, were inaudible messages subconsciously persuading him to feel better about other people.