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.
Historians continue to debate who came up with the formulation 'United States of America' as the name for the new nation. A new discovery could shift the discussion.
The 88-book list published by the Library of Congress includes titles like 'To Kill A Mockingbird' and 'Little Women.'
Pleas for US help like those from dissident Chen in China can wear down a superpower trying to reorient itself. Yet foreigners still look to American for moral leadership. A mature democracy should know how to resolve such dilemmas.
Newt Gingrich keeps likening President Obama to radical community organizer Saul Alinsky. But Gingrich seems to have adopted Alinsky's tactics himself, as has the tea party. Mainstream Republicans aren't happy.
He was a most engaged, prolific and public intellectual who wrote numerous books, was a frequent television commentator and a contributor to Vanity Fair, Slate and other publications. He became a popular author in 2007 thanks to 'God is Not Great,' a manifesto for atheists.
Libertarian guru Andrew Galambos' intellectual property beliefs were so extreme that he paid royalties to the descendants of Thomas Paine every time he used the world "liberty." But did he steal his radical ideas from someone else?
A gripping account of 1776 – a year of "sustained suffering" and "phenomenal courage."