Archive: February 7, 2010 - February 13, 2010

Big book readers: NBA's international players

International players in the NBA are becoming an increasingly prominent force on the court. As their numbers grow, these players are also bringing a different sensibility to the locker room. While many of their American-born counterparts fill their down time with laptops, phones, DVD players, videogame consoles and iPods, these...

By Steven E. Levingston | February 12, 2010; 2:03 PM ET | Comments (1)

The cost of partisanship on national security

Conflict between Republicans and Democrats over domestic policy issues -- especially when elections are looming -- has long shaped America's national security debates. The head-to-head confrontations President Obama has encountered are, therefore, nothing new. A historical perspective, however, provides some insight and potential lessons for the combatants, as Julian E....

By Steven E. Levingston | February 12, 2010; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (7)

Sen. Scott Brown seeking publisher for his life story

Newly minted senator, Scott Brown, has hired high-powered Washington attorney and agent Robert Barnett to shop his life story to book publishers, the Boston Globe reports....

By Steven E. Levingston | February 11, 2010; 3:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

Poet's Choice: "The Story of White People" by Tony Hoagland

"The Story of White People" is one of a dozen or so poems I've written on the subject of race in America, that toxic reservoir over which our playgrounds and city halls are built. I've tried to make the poems explorations unhindered by the hedging and filling of political corrrectness...

By Ron Charles | February 9, 2010; 9:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Book World's editors on what to read during Snowmageddon

You think this is cold? Curl up with one of these freezing novels, and you'll feel even more grateful that you've got a working furnace: 1. Kim Stanley Robinson, "Fifty Degrees Below" (2005). In the second installment of Robinson's trilogy of environmental doom, we learn that Al Gore was right,...

By Rachel Hartigan Shea | February 8, 2010; 12:42 PM ET | Comments (3)

How to be hopeful in Washington--a 12-step program

With the electorate growing impatient with President Obama and his message of hope and change (witness the Massachusetts surprise, Sen. Scott Brown), author Anthony Scioli has some advice for a leader -- and a nation -- trying to keep hope alive in the face of adversity. In "Hope in the...

By Steven E. Levingston | February 8, 2010; 5:30 AM ET | Comments (0)


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