David Halberstam

Politics
David Petraeus finally answers his own question.
Politics
The 15th anniversary drew at least 200 participants spilling onto the sidewalk to honor 12 of the 13 firefighters who were fatally trapped during their rescue operation at the South Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
Politics
For almost 30 years, people in Georgia's Fifth District -- and all of America -- have been able to count on this person of unquestionable integrity, someone who shares our hunger for justice and love of the planet.
New York
Shortly after her death, a group of Elaine's regulars started the Table 4 Writers Foundation, named after Elaine's regular table, to continue her tradition of encouraging young creative types in general and writers in particular.
Post 50
Though Lenny took his '64 disappointment in stride, he had been crushed four years before, when, he writes, "we lost to the
Entertainment
John Guare himself makes a debut dramatic presence in part 2, "Elzbieta Erased," standing beside the Polish actor Omar Sangare
Books
Everyone has a favorite book. I read The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam over and over again, at least once a year. Sometimes, I will pick it up to touch and feel it, reading just a page or two, knowing by heart whole sections.
Politics
George McGovern lived these core ideals of the American Republic, acting in the tradition of Jefferson and the Enlightenment. And he lived them in dramatic action, in some of the most turbulent times of American history.
Politics
Edwards needs to get Prichard's biography. It's a good starting point on redemption and channeling great talents in a productive manner.
Los Angeles
The Man Nobody Knew chronicles the life of the filmmaker's father, CIA Director William Colby, whose testimony to the Senate panel prompted numerous reforms in the agency.
New York
They had their own ceremony among what survivors called "family" at Engine 40 and Ladder 35 on 66th Street and Amsterdam Avenue. Twelve out of 13 firefighters died 10 years ago trying to rescue those hopelessly trapped at the World Trade Center.
Politics
UPDATE, 8:44 p.m.: In 1998, then-Mississippi senator Trent Lott renounced the CCC, even though he had praised the group six
Wellness
The unsaid truth about grief is it never dies. Yes, the shock eventually subsides, and, sooner or later, each day gets easier to face. But part of me left with Brent, and it is a part of me that can never be found.
Media
With the struggles of many old-line news media, it's easy to forget how important real reporting is to informing citizens and defeating the forces of secrecy and propaganda.
Books
Fred Kaplan's enlivening 1959: The Year Everything Changed, argues that the '50s -- a decade that saw the invention of the microchip and the creation of explosive art -- has been misunderstood in hindsight.
Sports
The medium is being killed off by the advent of new technology and the most devastating economic collapse in decades. But the real reason for the death of sports writing is sportswriters themselves.
The World Post
One has to wonder why after eight years of near-total silence, the media has suddenly, gushingly fallen in love with covering the war in Afghanistan.
Media
The spirit of Walter Cronkite is still very much alive today.
The World Post
So this is President Barack Obama's 1963 moment. The roof started to cave in Saigon, when Kennedy had only 16,000 advisors