Big-time political scandals in France!

by Richard Grenier -- Here in America we've had our share of scandals in high places – our president and Monica, of course – but if you take a look at the more…

Love comes to Pearl Harbor

by Richard Grenier -- It was a sunny day at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and much of the crew of the U.S.S. Tennessee was sunning at leisure on the fantail. more…

Come visit beautiful Cuba

by Richard Grenier -- Fidel must be feeling in a pretty good mood right now as he studies the big beautiful June issue of Cigar Aficionado. There it is on the cover more…

Remembrances of raids past

by Richard Grenier -- Call me a cynic, if you will, but there's something about this unhappy business that former Senator Bob Kerrey was subjected to last week that just doesn't ring more…

A world of secrets

by Richard Grenier -- When James Bamford's first book, "The Puzzle Palace" came out some 20 years ago, the ultra-secret National Security Agency did everything it could to hinder its publication. Things more…

Sowing seeds of conflict

by Richard Grenier -- If you've never been in Cincinnati, you would not think it a tinderbox for a race riot. Admittedly, 40 percent of the population is black. A large portion more…

Timothy McVeigh speaks

by Richard Grenier -- "I had never spoken to a cold-blooded murderer before so Timothy McVeigh was something new." He had murdered 168 people and injured more than 500 others and is more…

Terrorism in Tokyo

by Richard Grenier -- Six years ago, Japan was shaken by two sudden shocks: the Kobe earthquake and the poison-gas attack on the Tokyo subway -- two of the most disturbing tragedies more…

We need babies?

by Richard Grenier -- The March-April issue of the scholarly journal Foreign Policy unusually has a photograph of a baby playing in the grass on its cover. "Wanted More Babies" cries the more…

Is American political corruption contagious?

by Richard Grenier -- Those who think there are glints of corruption in American politics should refer to the recent history of France. Only a year ago, Roland Dumas was president of more…