In Flanders Field the poppies blow, between the crosses, row on row.
My mother loved that poem, one of the most famous from World War One.
Yesterday the final torchbearer of the nearly five million Americans who enlisted to fight "Over There," died at the age of 110.Continue »
In the NFL, a safety is the last line of defense. He's that guy who covers a pass and protects the line of scrimmage.
Right now, there's one thing the Wisconsin state legislature could truly accomplish in a bipartisan way: a resolution to honor the Green Bay Packers. Beyond that, it may be an uphill battle.
Quick test: If someone refers to "Dr. Smith," do you automatically picture a man?
For some people, that bias is hard to shake - even though roughly a third of doctors are women.
But that's not the only bias in medicine.
A recent study found that newly minted female doctors earn an average of $17,000 less than their male counterparts. And here's a surprise that gap has actually widened by $13,000 since 1999.
You've probably heard the old cliche - "It's easier to find a job when you already have a job."
But with nearly 14 million Americans now unemployed, that logic presents a major problem. How can you get a job if you don't have one?
Michelle, a 53-year-old IT supervisor in Illinois, was laid off in 2008. She said she was contacted by a head-hunter eager to place her until he learned she had been jobless for over a year. Suddenly, she was out of the running.
In Arabic, "Bahrain" means "two seas."
Since that country gained independence from the British in 1971, the two seas have been an appropriate metaphor for a sectarian divide there between the ruling Sunnis and the Shia majority.
But it seems those two seas are flowing as one today and a tidal wave may be rolling toward the palace of yet another Middle Eastern leader.Continue »
Pop quiz: Who said, "A billion here, a billion there. Pretty soon you're talking about real money?"
If you guessed Senator Everett Dirksen, you're right - and wrong. According to the Dirksen Center that famous line attributed to him never passed his lips.
Yet, it's on everyone's mind as President Obama rolls out a $3.7 trillion budget.Continue »
"The people have ousted the regime."
That simple chant rang through Tahrir Square today when Egyptian protesters learned that, after three decades in power, President Hosni Mubarak was finally stepping down.Continue »
It is the perennial Valentine's Day treat, but your heart-shaped box of chocolates may be at the heart of a human rights crisis half a world away.
More than a third of the world's cocoa supply comes from the west African nation of Ivory Coast.Continue »