- Newsmaker: Simon Comfortably Beats Riordan
Hardened political pros had said it wouldn't happen but yesterday, neophyte millionaire Bill Simon beat former LA Mayor Richard Riordan in California's Republican gubernatorial primary. Lou Cannon, long-time White House correspondent for The Washington Post, looks at the campaign that took victory for granted.
- Reporter's Notebook: Death in Afghanistan: Leave No Man Behind
In Afghanistan this week, six American soldiers died trying to recover a fallen comrade. Robert Hodierne is managing editor of The Army Times. The former Vietnam War reporter-photographer looks at the military's "leave no man behind" doctrine, which makes for great drama and tragic reality.
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