Ahmad Chalabi: Whose Con Man in Iraq? Readers responding to our May 31 cover story spread the blame around. One said, "Chalabi discredited: what a relief we finally got rid of the Pentagon's choice to be the Shah of Iraq." Another wrote, "If our incursion into Iraq proves anything, it's that Chalabi was smarter than Rummy, Cheney, Condi and, of course, Bush--combined.
We don't need a scientist or a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine to tell us that there's a price to be paid for losing sleep. You sag after lunch, maybe get a little hypnotized by the centerline on the ride home or just plain feel crummy.
Hello, my name is Gersh and I'm a drug addict. And apparently, it's the best thing that ever happened to me.The drug, of course, is caffeine. And, according to a new book that I read one night last week when I couldn't sleep because I had been drinking too much coffee, caffeine is making me smarter, wittier, thinner, more productive, more fun at parties and (appearances to the contrary notwithstanding) sexier."Caffeine is a safe, almost magical tool for releasing our hidden potential,"...
Jimmy Carter's trip to Cuba this week reflects his belief that no dictator is beyond rehabilitation and that for democracy to take root in Cuba, U.S. foreign policy will have to change.Now that some of the luster is off President Bush's image as a war leader, Carter's words may prompt a long overdue debate on the value of continuing the U.S. economic stranglehold on the tiny island nation.
John Kenneth Galbraith, the economist and writer, coined the phrase "conventional wisdom" more than four decades ago in his 1958 best-selling book, "The Affluent Society." As Galbraith defined it, the conventional wisdom embodied the prevailing set of beliefs about any particular subject or topic.
A seven-inch scar, hidden by a black toupee, explains Song Yongyi's lifelong obsession. For 30 years, the Chinese historian has been struggling to exorcise the painful memories of the Cultural Revolution, the decade of mass madness and factional fighting launched by Mao Zedong's Red Guards.
Joann Anastasi never imagined that her body would betray her. At 51, she was a full-time hair stylist with plenty of extra energy for dancing and handicrafts. "I was always busy," she says. "I was a whirlwind." But all that changed when Anastasi began to feel sluggish and achy.
WE ARE PAYING A TERRIBLE PRICE for our nation's inattention to the increasing stresses on children and families. Violence among teenagers, suicide and teen pregnancy are the obvious signals that our children are growing up with hidden anger and serf-destructive impulses.
EVEN BEFORE DELIRIOUS KIDS HAD FINISHED DANCING ON THE remains of the Berlin wall, the first certitude of the post-cold-war age emerged. It was the one thing we all knew immediately and absolutely: if it wasn't necessarily the end of History, it was at least the end of Economics.
B-REAL HAD A QUESTION FOR HIS audience. As the stage lights went down at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kans., he stepped in front of a curtain bearing a giant marijuana leaf and asked, "What do you want?" It was a rhetorical question; B-Real and his musical group, the multimillion-selling Cypress Hill, have but a small handful of tricks in their bag, and the audience was already declaring its intentions. "I wanna get hiiiiigh," they chanted.
EVERY MONTH, WOMEN WONDER WHY menstruation has to be such a mess. Margie Profet, 35, a self-described evolutionary biologist, wondered more than most. In 1988, she says, an early-morning dream gave her the answer: that menstrual bleeding was not merely the body's way of shedding the built-up uterine lining when no baby has been conceived.
It's only May, but 1993 has already seen the discovery of genes for Huntington's disease and for Lou Gehrig's disease. Last week a team of 14 researchers announced the biggest prize yet: evidence of a gene for colon cancer, which kills 57,000 people in the United States every year and is the second leading cause of cancer death.