Archive: September 6, 2009 - September 12, 2009

The War on Terror: After 8 Years, What Now?

A U.S. Marine patrols near the town of Khan Neshin in southern Afghanistan earlier this month. (Goran Tomasevic/Reuters) GUEST BLOGGER: Richard English With Friday's anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, we asked author Richard English for his perspective on the war on terror. What have we learned...

By Steven E. Levingston | September 11, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (5)

Google Books' Promise, Patterson's Tsunami, Booker Prize's Contenders, Brown's D-Day

Google tells House Judiciary Committee it will allow rivals like Amazon.com and local retailers to access its digital books. ... James Patterson signs a deal with Hachette for 17 more books, six of which will be for young adults. ... A.S. Byatt and J.M. Coetzee are among the familiar names...

By Steven E. Levingston | September 10, 2009; 1:46 PM ET | Comments (1)

Shoddy Forensic Science: Fact and Fiction

By Stephen Lowman While most of Washington was preparing yesterday for President Obama's speech to Congress on health care, a handful of Senators and a crowd of thriller enthusiasts were pondering a more ghoulish subject. At the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art, author Kathy Reichs -- whose books inspired television's...

By Steven E. Levingston | September 10, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

Jaycee Dugard and Sex Offender Registry Laws

Marchers wear buttons as they parade through South Lake Tahoe to celebrate the reappearance of Jaycee Dugard. (Max Whittaker/Reuters) GUEST BLOGGER: Wayne A. Logan When Phillip Garrido was arrested in connection with the kidnapping 18 years ago of Jaycee Dugard, questions immediately arose how Garrido, a man with a...

By Steven E. Levingston | September 9, 2009; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (46)

 

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