As the presidential race heats up, vice-presidential expert Joel Goldstein discusses how the role of the nation's No. 2 has changed over the decades.
Former first lady Betty Ford's triumph over drug and alcohol addiction became a beacon of hope for addicts and the inspiration for her Betty Ford Center in California. Mrs. Ford passed on Friday.
Sarah Palin's Bus Tour to Nowhere is attracting a gaggle of reporters, much to the chagrin of the declared Republican candidates. How savvy is Sarah Palin in handling the media?
This NASA photo taken on July 16, 1969 shows the huge, 363-foot tall Apollo 11 Spacecraft, the Lunar Module S, and the Saturn space vehicle launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, at 9:32 a.m. Onboard the Apollo 11 spacecraft were astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, command module pilot; and Edwin E. 'Buzz' Aldrin, Jr., lunar module pilot. Apollo 11 was the United States' first lunar landing mission. While astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the Lunar Module 'Eagle' to explore the Sea of Tranquility region of the Moon, astronaut Collins remained with the Command and Service Module 'Columbia' in lunar-orbit.
The Monitor’s language columnist salutes her hero, the late William Safire.