Bitter debates about the national debt date back to the earliest days of the Republic, economist Simon Johnson says. Back then, the nation's failure to borrow was the problem. In White House Burning, Johnson and co-author James Kwack explore the meaning of the national debt and prospects for managing it.
Argentina invaded the British-controlled Falkland Islands in 1982. This led to a war with Britain and the death of hundreds of servicemen on both sides. Washington Post columnist Jackson Diehl explains why Argentine and British leaders are sparring over the territory 30 years later.
The world seems obsessed with the Titanic, which went under nearly 100 years ago. At a museum in Britain, you can study Titanic products. Items include: Iceberg Beer, a Titanic Barbie doll which looks like Kate Winslet's character from the movie and a Tubtanic bathtub plug.
A home run by Washington Nationals outfielder Jayson Werth during spring training had baseball lovers breaking out the tape measure to figure out how far the ball had gone. Sports writer Jane Leavy explains the practice that dates back to Mickey Mantle's historic 565 foot hit in 1953.
The killing of Trayvon Martin is just one in a long series of race-related acts of violence in Florida, argues Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Isabel Wilkerson. Wilkerson, author of The Warmth of Other Suns says Martin's killing, historically speaking, was not an isolated incident.
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