From the ice-bound passes of the Hindu Kush to the blazing heat of the Karakum Desert, Central Asia is a sub-continent steeped in illusion.
Gun control advocates massed at a Walmart store a few miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School to demand the company stop selling rifles.
The Emancipation Proclamation, signed Jan. 1, 1863, freed slaves in states - and parts of states - that were at war with the United States.
Is the era of right-wing ascendancy over? I would argue that it is a bit premature to reach that conclusion.
Every year Dispatches From The Edge gives awards to news stories and newsmakers that fall under the category of "Are you serious?"
Three days after the massacre in Newtown, Conn., I was astonished to read a hard-hitting editorial in the Plain Dealer that ended with the following.
Many - a significant portion I would argue - disapprove of the "fiscal cliff" deal because it does not increase taxes enough on the wealthy.
I did not start my career as a letter carrier until I was 41 years old. Before that, I spent the majority of my working life as a self-employed small businessman.
Forty years. Damn it's been a long time.
Making smartphones abroad that could be made here is not so smart.