August 12, 2009
A professor, a genocide, and NBC's quest for a prime-time hit.
Need to Know
September 23, 2002
If the Bush administration's preparations for war with Saddam Hussein were proceeding appropriately, the president would probably be curling up right now with something called a National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) for Iraq. An NIE is a document pooling all the information on a particular country that U.S. intelligence services have collected from overheard phone calls, satellite photos, decrypted e-mails, defectors, paid informants, foreign intelligence services, diplomat tipsters, newspaper articles, and official speeches.
The Hero Myth
May 24, 1999
David Grann profiles then U.S. Republican Presidential candidate, John McCain.
April 26, 1999
Ordinarily, a witness who changes her story in a way that makes herself an object of ridicule or disgrace is viewed as more credible rather than more suspicious: the law of evidence calls this a statement against interest.