Why would someone shoot writer’s pet?

March 27, 2001 On Sunday, March 11, about noon, I let my dog Charlie off his chain to get some exercise. I thought he would be safe because there is very little traffic at that time.

Choice over nature, nurture

March 23, 2001 Two very different novels I've taught in the last few weeks support my contention that our culture is just flat out wrong when it asks us to ponder only two alternatives as we consider human identi

Iraq hard-liners populate new administration

March 22, 2001 WASHINGTON (AP) - Should the United States launch a "systematic air campaign" against the Iraqi Republican Guard and other pillars of Saddam Hussein's support structure?