Topic: Michael Smith

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  • Ronald Reagan's speech following the Challenger explosion

    Ronald Reagan's speech following the Challenger explosion

    On January 28, 1986, President Reagan postponed the scheduled State of the Union in order to address the nation about the loss of the space shuttle Challenger.

  • In Pictures Challenger 25th anniversary

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) administrator Charles Bolden lays a wreath at a Challenger memorial at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., on Jan. 27, in commemoration of NASA's National Day of Remembrance. Jan. 28 marks the 25th anniversary of the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger, which killed seven astronauts in 1986.

  • A Complicated Man

    A Complicated Man

    More than 170 interviews with those who knew him present Bill Clinton – the politician and the man– in all his complicated splendor.

  • Young Mr. Obama

    Young Mr. Obama

    What we can learn about Obama from his Chicago years.

  • The Lost Peace

    The Lost Peace

    Historian Robert Dallek examines the beginnings of the cold war.

  • Let the Swords Encircle Me

    Let the Swords Encircle Me

    Monitor correspondent Scott Peterson offers readers a comprehensive understanding of Iran.

  • From Fatwa to Jihad

    From Fatwa to Jihad

    Is multiculturalism to blame for further alienating Muslims who live in Western countries?

  • The Icarus Syndrome

    The Icarus Syndrome

    How hubris – in various shapes and forms – played a role in America’s decision to go to war in Iraq.

  • Opinion What the Soviets learned in Afghanistan about assumptions

    As the US escalates a new war in Afghanistan, it should consider how easy it is to mistake desperation for aggression.

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